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Panel Job Interview

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Definition: A panel job interview takes place when an applicant for employment is interviewed by a panel (group) of interviewers.

In some cases, the candidate will meet seperately with the panel. In other cases, there will be panel of interviewers and multiple candidates all in the same room.

During a typical panel interview where there are multiple candidates interviewing for the same job, the applicants sit behind a long desk and the interviewers sit facing the desk. Each interviewer asks each candidate several questions and possibly asks a follow-up question, as well.

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Also Known As: group interview
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A panel interview is one of the most awkward types of interviews for the candidate, but saves the employer time because they can screen multiple applicants at once.
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