The main goal for a job interview is to find the right match between a potential employee and employer.
When going on job interviews, job seekers can anticipate one of two principal techniques of interviewing. The following are job techniques used by hiring managers.

One-On-One Interview

In a one-on-one interview, it should be assumed that you already have the competencies and education needed for the job. The hiring manager wants to find out if you will fit in with the organization, and how your competencies will complement the rest of the division. Your goal in this type of interview is to create a bond with the hiring manager and show them that your abilities will benefit the organization.

Group Interview

A group interview is generally planned to discover the leadership potential of employees and potential managers who will be commencing with the public. The top of the line candidates are assemble together in a casual, conversation type interview. A topic is initiated and the interview will start off the conversation. The goal of the group interview is to see how you act together with others and how you use your knowledge and analytical abilities to persuade others.

Stress Interview

Stress interviews generally are a premeditated effort to see how you handle yourself. The hiring manager may be cynical or challenging, or may keep you waiting. Anticipate this to occur and, when it does, don't take it to heart. Peacefully answer each question as it appears. Ask for clarification if necessary and don’t rush into an answer. The hiring manager also may descend into silence at some point during the questioning. Recognize this as an effort to make you feel uncomfortable. Sit quietly until the hiring manager continues the questioning. If a minute goes by, ask if they need further explanation of your last comments.

Lunch Interview

The same rules apply in lunch interviews as those conducted in an office setting. The location may be more informal, however keep in mind it is a business lunch and you are being observed carefully. Use the lunch interview to create a common ground with your interviewer. Follow their lead in both selection of food and in manners.

Committee Interview

Committee interviews are used regularly. You will counter several members of the organization who have a vote in whether you are hired. When responding to interview questions from several people, speak directly to the person asking the question when answering. It is not required to answer to the entire group. In various committee interviews, you may be asked to showcase your problem-solving competencies. The committee will outline a situation and ask you to create a plan that deals with the dilemma. You don't have to develop the ultimate resolution. The interviewers are looking for how you apply your knowledge and competencies to a real-life situation.

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Author's Bio: 

James Malervy is an expert author and leading influencer on the subject of interviewing. He has worked with such companies as Sprint, Pepsi and the Walt Disney Company and brings his professional experience to job seekers in writing the Superstar Interview Guide available at

James is dedicated to helping others in becoming more competitive in the job market, gaining confident in their interviewing skills, and finally getting hired for the job they deserve.