These winning group interview tips will get you noticed in the group as the right candidate for the job.
We know what the interviewers are looking for during the group interview:
1. How to make the right first impression
Remember you are being observed and evaluated from the moment you enter the company.
Usually the first activity is to tell the group about yourself. Stand up confidently and maintain eye contact with the different group members while you give a concise summary of your interests and achievements.
Prepare well for this introduction before your group interview. Briefly summarize your strengths and skills. Highlight an interest or passion that is specific to you. State your personal career goals.
Use the sample answers to Tell me about yourself to help you.
3. How to prepare for a group interview
They are likely to ask you "What do you know about this company" Do your research before the interview and have current information about the company.
Prepare a short but informative summary of the company including:
4. How to communicate with the rest of the group
Express your thoughts in a clear and direct way. Speak up but do so with respect for others.
Make your points in a constructive manner. Listen actively. Understand the message being communicated by asking questions.
Take time to consider ideas and thoughts from others in the group before responding. Establish rapport with group members by finding what you have in common and communicating in a similar style.
5. How to positively influence the other group members
This does not mean talking over other group members or trying to coerce them into your way of thinking. It does mean using persuasive communication to bring others around to your point of view.
Use facts and data to
support your viewpoint and the direction you want the group to take.
6. How to contribute to group activities
The interviewers will evaluate your ability to plan and organize the information you are given in order to problem-solve and reach a sound decision.
They will observe the steps you take to reach the decision. How do you gather and analyze information and come up with workable solutions?
7. How to react to feedback in the group
Consider your ability to receive feedback without reacting defensively. It is important that you view feedback as an opportunity to improve and encourage it.
When you give feedback make sure it is done in a respectful and supportive manner. Be specific in your feedback.
Particularly important group interview tips concern your treatment of others with courtesy and concern throughout the group process.
Job candidates do not succeeded in making themselves look superior by trying to make other group members look inferior. It only serves to make the candidate appear unprofessional.
8. How to be a good team player
Actions that make you an effective team player include:
It involves working together and helping others to get the job done. Group interview tips include readily offering your help and support to other group members.
9. How to stay calm and focused
will also look at your ability to keep calm and focused as you manage stress and maintain
performance in the face of obstacles and challenges.