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What is a Group Interview?

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Definition: A group interview takes place when a candidate is interviewed by more than one interviewer at the same time. Alternately, it can mean that a group of candidates are interviewed at the same time by a hiring manger.

The first type of group interview is when each job applicant is interviewed by multiple interviewers. The group (or panel) of interviewers typically includes a Human Resources representative, the manager, and possibly co-workers from the department where the applicant would be working, if hired.

The other type of group interview is when a group of applicants for the same position are interviewed together, by the hiring manager. In this scenario, you and other candidates would be interviewed together, in group.

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Also Known As: panel interview

Examples: Sandy was nervous about her group interview, with HR and members of the work team, but, it went very well.

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