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How to Deal With Delightful Types of Interviews?

Updated on April 26, 2020
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I had a habit of setting goals, but I was ignoring the most crucial thing. Making small efforts towards progress ultimate result in success.

Introduction

In this article, I would like to share my own experience. I appeared in many interviews a year ago and had quite different experiences in each one. A quite successful in some of them but was not able to clear others due to distinct reasons. Later realized that one of the major reasons behind my failure in the interview was a lack of proper professional approach.

Likely to appear in an interview is the final stage post which can get you your dream job. Surely none of you wants to fail in the last stage of the selection process. Hence, I have listed down tips to crack many types of interviews that a candidate mostly comes across during this phase.

What is an Interview?

The word interview derived from the term "entrevue". It is an ancient French term. It means seeing one another or a formal meeting. Mainly, the person who takes the interview is called the interviewer. Besides the candidate who appears for the interview is the interviewee. In a formal meeting, a formal discussion is done between two or more persons. This is carried out to determine whether the candidate is fit for the vacant job role or not.

An interview is a question-answer session, where the questions are being put up by the interviewer. This determines the knack of the candidate to perform the job role. An interviewee is likely to answer the question through his knowledge, experience, and expertise. Also, the interviewee can clarify doubts if any. Unfortunately, most of the formal meetings are one-sided, where only the interviewer asks the questions and the candidate answers them.

Many times interviewers ask some groovy but tricky questions about the job profile. But the freshers somewhere fails to grab this striking opportunity. Hence, it is most important to know different types of interviews and their strategy.

1) Telephonic Interview

Until and unless you are not sure about the details of the firm it is advisable to avoid telephonic discourse. Here chances of it being a scam are higher. But, if you are sure about the firm background then you can appear for the telephonic interview. A panel meeting can also be conducted, where the conference call is an aid that allows multiple interviewers to ask questions. Meanwhile, in such interviews, your knowledge, skills, and common details are checked. Your skills to perform a job is judged by the courage you have in yourself while answering the questions. Mainly such interviews are carried out for customer care and tele-caller jobs.

Tip- Do not forget to greet the interviewer with proper telephone etiquette. They are only listening to your voice so try to impress them with your communication skills.

2) Video Interview

As the name implies, Video Interview is a face-to-face meeting over webcam. This is conducted by many worldwide companies who wish to hire candidates located in distant locations. It is usually performed via Skype or other video conference platforms with multiple features. Usually, the board of directors conducts a video interview when there is a screening for a key role in an organization. They watch the candidate behind the webcam without their knowledge. In a video conferencing candidates are not aware of how many experts have an eye on them and judge them based upon their response.

Tip- Introduce yourself in a very professional manner during the video interview. Try to pick a silent and calm place. Avoid any background noises as it may distract you. Most importantly, double check your audio, video and internet link.

3) Walk-in-Interview

Just as the name suggests, in Walk-in-interview a person who may be a client or a prospective employee himself reaches the respective office. They reach the place without any prior appointment for an interview. Companies mainly have walk-in-interviews when they want to recruit many people at the same time. It is an informal meet and greet sessions that tends to be relatively short and often consists of only a few questions.

Tip- Research thoroughly about the company, their vision and mission and people working there. Be prompt and polite when you are being interviewed. Wait patiently for your turn and don’t show any annoyance, if you have to wait long.

4) Group Interview

Organizing group interviews has become a trend in many organisations. In this type of interview, a set of similar questions are being asked from a group of candidates, and then they select the candidate who delivers the best answer. The main aim of this interview is to assess your social profile. It accesses your confidence in answering in front of certain people. When there are many people listening to you, mainly you get nervous. Due to the nervousness performance standards decreases.

Tip- Always remember that sometimes interviewers also lack credence in front of many candidates. Also, many candidates hesitate to speak in front of people. Hence, keeping these key points in mind will help you boost your morale. Hence, follow them while coming up for any group interview in the future.

Verdict

Sometimes it happens that you prepare certain questions for the interview but those might not get asked. You might not know some of the answers as well. Hence, always be honest to the interviewer about your knowledge, experience, and skills. In this way, you will surely be able to crack any type of interview. Most importantly, do not get overconfident about any questions asked by the interviewer. Be calm and answer them politely. Remember even if you do not succeed in the interview, you will get to learn a lot from the same. Lastly, never feel hesitant to negotiate about the fiscal prospect with the hiring board.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Prateek Jain

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    • PrateekJain24 profile imageAUTHOR

      Prateek Jain 

      12 months ago from Madhya Pradesh, India

      Thank you Prantika mam for your wonderful feedback. I am glad that you liked the article. I usually believe that knowing about the task before performing it is very essential. Hence every candidate should know these fundamental aspects about the various kinds of interviews. The interview stage is very crucial for everyone in their life and successfully qualifying it builds a shinning career ahead.

    • PrateekJain24 profile imageAUTHOR

      Prateek Jain 

      12 months ago from Madhya Pradesh, India

      Thank you Akash for your wonderful feedback. I appreciate that you read and commented on my article. I always wanted to help others from my articles and this is the main issue that candidates face nowadays. I strongly Believe that nothing is difficult if you know about it and prepare well. Hence freshers and working professional should have a good knowledge on this topics mandatory.

    • Prantika Samanta profile image

      Prantika Samanta 

      12 months ago from Kolkata, India

      I have found this article quite interesting. You have described various types of interviews and relevant tips. Confidence and keeping our cool are essential to successfully clear an interview.

    • AndazeAkash profile image

      AndazeAkash 

      12 months ago

      In this modern era, almost everyone face to an interview to get selected weather it is job or intern or as an associate or for many opportunities. You choose one of the needy topic, analyze well and wrote it beautifully.

      awesome.

    • PrateekJain24 profile imageAUTHOR

      Prateek Jain 

      12 months ago from Madhya Pradesh, India

      Thank you Arnaba mam for your valuable feedback. I will surely publish another article on preparing form an interview. Thank you for your support and encouragement. Keep reading and exploring.

    • Arnaba Saha profile image

      Arnaba Saha 

      12 months ago from New Delhi

      Hi Prateek Ji,

      Nice Hub. You have written it with meticulous details and made it informative and comprehensive.

      Please write about 'how to crack interviews' or 'how to prepare for them' as well. I guess it will be very beneficial for your readers.

      Keep up the great work.

    • PrateekJain24 profile imageAUTHOR

      Prateek Jain 

      12 months ago from Madhya Pradesh, India

      Tha k your krishna sir for encouraging me and reading my articles. There are many forms of interviews which are conducted to evaluate the candidate attentiveness. However every interview comes up with different challenge in them. Hence it is very important to understand al the terms before appearing for an interview.

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      Halemane Muralikrishna 

      12 months ago from South India

      Whether or not the government bans interviews for certain jobs, one should know how to handle the situations very well. Ultimately in the present day competitive world, handling the situations is most important. To that effect your article is really a pertinant one.

    • PrateekJain24 profile imageAUTHOR

      Prateek Jain 

      12 months ago from Madhya Pradesh, India

      Thank you simran, really thankful to you for appreciating this article. You also added your thoughts in this which made this a delightful write-up. Also, you have given an interview recently where there were many candidates along with you for the same position and I am happy that you successfully qualified your interview. Hence best of luck for your opportunity and keep reading and exploring. Thank you for your comment.

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      Simran Malhotra 

      12 months ago

      This Article sounds very useful for those who are currently on a job search, as cracking interview is not the easy task in such huge competition today. All the relevant tips explained by you will make easy for candidates to clear interview efficiently no matter which type of interview it is. Great Efforts Again, keep Sharing and Keeping Enhancing Your Knowledge.

    • PrateekJain24 profile imageAUTHOR

      Prateek Jain 

      12 months ago from Madhya Pradesh, India

      Glad to know that you liked the article cijini mam. This is the fist part where I explained version kinds of interviews and their importance. I will surely write an article for interview preparation. After appearing for many interview till date there are many observation that I noticed which help everyone of us to successfully qualify our interview. Thank you for your recommendation mam. Surely will act on it soon

    • Dt Cijini Manoj profile image

      Cijini Manoj 

      12 months ago from Kerala

      Hi prateek good job....would like to know how to prepare for interview... please include those topics in your upcoming articles....

    • PrateekJain24 profile imageAUTHOR

      Prateek Jain 

      12 months ago from Madhya Pradesh, India

      That's wonderful mam, as there are many candidates who lack in their interview and end up messing up with presentation. Therefore it's a little guide from my side to first explain various types of interviews and also give appropriate tips and advice to overcome where they lacking. I am really glad that you liked the article.

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      Meenal 

      12 months ago from Singapore

      While reading your article,I remembered the interviews i had given for various IT firms.

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