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Different Types Of Interviews

Updated: May 4, 2021

Are you aware that there are different interview types? Ensure you are prepared for each!

  • Video Call - Saves the candidate and company money on travel costs, but still allows interviewers to see the candidate and observe their character. Prepare for these as you would for an in-person interview, ensure you dress appropriately.

  • Traditional - Focuses on your skills, experience, and accomplishments to help establish is you are the best candidate for the role.

  • Behavioural - The main objective is to try to uncover how you solve problems. Interviewers may ask you to give an example of what you have done or would do in detailed scenarios.

  • Group - The interview has a number of candidates at the same time. Often has group tasks for you to complete together. This is to see how you work within a team to solve problems.

  • Panel - Panel interviews consist of numerous interviewers asking a candidate questions. The panel is often of three or more people. These interviewers bring viewpoints from different departments within the company.

  • Team Lunch - This interview is meant to see how you fit with the rest of the team. Eat something light and clean so that you are not distracted.

  • Informational - Investigative meetings to see how the candidate is in a more informal setting, might consist of meeting for a coffee and a brief chat. Approach the conversation with gratitude.

  • Strength Based - Uncovers what the candidate “loves to do” instead of what they “can do.” Companies conducting these want to be sure the candidate is passionate about the role.

Sometimes companies/recruitment agencies may be able to tell you in advance the kind of interview you will have however this is not always possible, so you will need to be prepared for all types of interviews for each interview you attend!

All the best in your job search,


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