(Closed) What's it like being in a group interview?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
703 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

 I’ve been in many group interviews. I’ve been interviewed by a group of people which is basically them each taking turns asking me questions. 


As far as being in a group interview where you and other people are being interviewed… the way that happened for me was the interviewer asked the question and randomly called on each person to answer the question. We all answered the same questions and we were called on randomly. It is hard because I sometimes had the same answer and another person before me or vice versa. I didn’t care much for it but it was helpful shaking the nerves because I wasn’t the only one in there.

Post # 4
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I went to a group interview and they had us work on a group project together and walked around while we were doing it – they wanted to see how you interact with others and if you’re naturally a leader (or not).  Afterwards we presented our results and had a discussion about the whole process.  I think the key is to show that you can work well with others and not to be the extreme side of any issues or the one causing disputes or putting other teammembers at odds.  Also, don’t let yourself get forgotten about if there’s someone else in your interview that is a really forceful “look at me” sort of talker, but don’t be rude about it either.  The group interview dynamic is tough to navigate, but if you’re a good one-on-one interviewer you should be fine.

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