How To Be Successful In A Group Interview

The first thing you need to ask yourself is why? Why do companies have group interviews? So have a think. Have you ever been to a group interview? If you have then what did you do?

The main purpose of a group interview is to interview on ‘mass’, interview more than one person. This could range from 6 – 60 people in one interview. This amount is a rough estimate but basically there will be quite a few people attending. Time and money can be a key factor for companies to hold group interviews, especially if they are recruiting for a new site or for a large number of workers. This is due to the fact that everyone and everything has a monetary value; especially when it comes down to a business. And everybody’s’ time is valuable.

I mentioned filtering earlier; this could also be used for other reasons. Group interviews could also be used to filter out people before a one to one or panel interview. This is usually called stages; you may have to go through stages to get to the final interview.

You may not know beforehand that your interview is a group interview, so after reading this section you will be prepared.

 25 Points To Consider Within A Group Interview

  1. How do you communicate
  2. Your personality
  3. Positive and negative body language
  4. The way in which you work
  5. How are you with other people
  6. Are you a team player
  7. Are you tolerant of others
  8. Do you listen to other views
  9. Can you lead a team
  10. Can you motivate a team
  11. Are you able to support others
  12. Can you follow instructions
  13. Are you aware of basic health and safety
  14. Are you aware of equality and diversity
  15. Can you facilitate a group of people
  16. Are you able to delegate tasks
  17. Are you considerate to others
  18. How do you interact others
  19. Can you work as a team to solve problems
  20. How organised are you
  21. Do you prioritise and plan effectively
  22. Can you handle stressful situations
  23. Are you influential
  24. Do you show respect to different points of view
  25. Are you laid back, let somebody else do the work

The employer may have different ideas on why they are holding a group interview; they may be looking for a specific talent or ability.

Remember, they are looking at ways to get RID of you. NOT why they should keep you!

Tracey Morewood

Author: How to get on the employment ladder.

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About Tracey Morewood

I am currently an Employability Tutor and Contract Manager who's main aim is to help those out of work find the confidence and self-esteem to get back into work. I have been working within Offender Learning for almost 6 years but moved to experience different opportunities. Oh and those opportunities gave me the confidence to write and publish my own book. The name of this book is: How to get on the Employment Ladder; You have the skills now learn to develop them. I have helped many people gain employment, and for a lot of them this was something they never thought possible for one reason or another. Anything is possible if we believe in ourselves. My passion has always been about the learner and helping them progress and reach their full potential. Alongside working full time and creating my first book I am also a single mum of two teenage boys. So if there is anyone out there that says they 'can't' I will be saying 'you can'.
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