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3 Types of Job Interviews Recruiters Use in College Recruiting

job interviews recruiters useIf you are searching for internships or a job this summer, you should at least know what to expect from these 3 types of job interviews recruiters use to hire college students.

Group Interview

You may meet with two or more recruiters at the same time. This kind of interview is also known called a Panel interview. Tip succeed in this type of interview? Do not be afraid to address your answers to all the recruiters. Don’t just focus on the person who asked the question. Aside from listening to your answers, the recruiters want to see how comfortable you are speaking to the group.

Behavioral Interview

You will read and hear about this kind of interview quite a bit. Recruiters are looking for you to share real experiences that you have had in and out of school. The key to success here is to make sure the stories you share are relevant, have a beginning, a middle and an end and show you in a positive light.

Meal Interview

Do not be surprised if one of the interviews you have this year, involves you sitting down with a recruiter or manager over a meal. Usually used for 2nd and 3rd interviews, these kinds of interviews are longer and gives you a chance to meet in a social, but professional way. To perform well in this kind of interview – study up on dining etiquette, avoid alcohol and speak professionally regardless of where you are.

The career center on campus can assist you to prepare for any of these types of job interviews.

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