Types of Interviews

Employers conduct different types of interviews for a variety of reasons.  The nature of the job, the work environment, time constraints, and many other factors may play into how companies choose to carry out their interviews processes.  No matter the type of interview, being prepared and knowing a bit about what to expect can certainly increase confidence and help with understanding the process.

 

Types of Interviews:

  • Phone Interviews – Phone interviews are exactly what they sound like: an interview conducted over the phone.  Click here to learn more about tips and the specifics of phone interviews.
  • Video Interviews – Video interviews are interviews that are conducted via video conferencing (Skype, myinterview, Spark Hire, etc.).  Click here to learn more about tips and the specifics of video interviews.
  • One-way Interviews – Employers are turning to this style of interviewing in order to learn more about their qualified applicants personalities prior to setting up an official interview.  Click here to learn more about tips and the specifics of one-way interviews.
  • Multiple Mini Interviews – Through the multiple mini interview process, applicants will be given a question or prompt in which they must address with an individual or a panel during a timed circuit.   Click here to learn more about tips and the specifics of multiple mini interviews.
  • Panel Interviews – Panel interviews are interviews conducted with more than one interviewer involved in the process.  Click here to learn more about tips and the specifics of panel interviews.
  • Group Interviews – These interviews consist of more than one interviewee responding to questions and working through tasks/activities as a group.  Click here to learn more about tips and the specifics of group interviews.
  • Technical Interviews – A technical interview is commonly utilized to assess the candidate’s technical skills, knowledge, and experience as they pertain to the role being interviewed for or the company.  Click here to learn more about tips and the specifics of technical interviews.
  • 1-on-1 Interviews – 1-on-1 interviews are interviews that are in person and occur between one interviewer and the interviewee.  Click here to learn more about tips and the specifics of 1-on-1 interviews.
  • Over a Meal Interview – Employers may extend an offer for an interview to occur over a meal.  Click here to learn more about tips and the specifics of over a meal interviews.
  • Working Interviews – Working interviews are commonly used to see how the candidate will fit into the company culture, as well as to “test out” the person before offering the position.  Click here to learn more about tips and the specifics of working interviews.

Interested in practicing one of these interviews or going through a mock interview scenario?  Contact the Career and Advising Center at 701-231-7111 or ndsu.cac@ndsu.edu to get one scheduled.