Group Interview Questions

Started by nithyasubramanian, Jan 15, 2009, 04:05 AM

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Group Interview Questions

Group interview is an ideal win and win situation for both the employers and the employee. Both of them get benefited from the situation. This process helps the candidate to know more about the company and the interviewer will have a better chance to know about the communication skills, team play, management skills, ideas, IQ, etc.

Group interviews are being conducted by many companies and institutions. Companies initially have a group interview session to determine whether a candidate is suitable for an in-person interview session thereby avoiding costs and saving time. This is also a sort of group elimination technique used by the companies. Candidates will have greater chance to prove themselves at the initial phase about their qualities and strengths.

There are two types of group interviews to be precise. In the first one group of candidates are given various questions, topics, etc to discuss about often when required interviewer steps into. He might not be present physically but he observes the group and records the process.

In the second type a candidate attends to a group of interviewers often greater than two this is also called as panel interview.

Initially you will be observed for

1)   Clothing and body language.
2)   Communication and interaction skills are very important from the employer perspective because you would be using those skills while working with colleagues.

3)   Importantly participation and management skills.

Some of the important points which you need to do before going to the interview are: -

1)   Do enough research about the company and the job position which you are applying to.
2)   Make sure you are prepared for the technical and non technical questions.
3)   Have some meaningful questions to ask the group and the interviewer about the company and in general.
4)   Always remember that some candidates come unprepared so it is always better to stand out and ask questions.
5)   Do some logical thinking exercises which will help you during the interview process because some companies conduct logical thinking exercises after the interview session.
6)   During the process of logical thinking a group will be split into different sub groups and they will be presented with a case sheet. As per the logic you need to solve the problem presented before you with your team mates. In certain instances you may need to describe the way you approached to the solution along with your batch mates. Also be prepared to explain to the interviewer in person.

Some of the skills which you might be scrutinizing during the process of interview are: -
1)   Interpersonal communication skills.
2)   Communication skills.
3)   Teamwork, leadership, stress management, persuasion, leadership, etc.
Some of the additional skills which are observed are: -
1)   Stress management, planning and improvisation.
2)   The way you handle criticism and resolve issue at hand.
3)   Most importantly they will be testing the way you handle knowledge.
Some of the soft skills which you should follow during the interview process are: -
1)   Take multiple copies of resume which you might need to distribute to the panel before the interview.
2)   Shake hands with the panel which shows you about the confidence to approach your superiors in handling tasks.
3)   Thank the panel before answering the question because they gave you a chance to speak.
4)   When somebody from the panel asks you a question look at them before giving an answer and then maintain eye contact with every one in the panel which gives them the urge to know more about you and the interview in general.
5)   When finishing the answer make sure that you finish it by looking at the person who asked you.
6)   When it's your turn to ask a question direct it to a specific person and maintain an eye contact.

Some of the interview question which might be asked: -
1)   General topic of interest such as
•   Whether open source is beneficial or a proprietary source
•    Will Commodities trading benefit for economy or is it increasing prices.
•   Graduates entering into BPOs rather than their main stream.
•   Delivery (speed), quality, efficiency, etc which one is important, etc.

Make sure that you have all the topics written out and then prepare on those topics and in general.
Interview questions asked in the panel will be almost similar to the ones which are asked in in-person interview. Some of the questions which will be asked are as follows such as: -

1)   Explain about one of your hobbies in detail?
This is an important question because it is asking about the details present in your hobbies. Be honest and detail as much as you know. Try not to bluff the panel because they know much more than you.

2)   Which is the most favorite work which you can do for ever?
This question is asking you about your passion. Be honest and detail as much as possible. Try not to bluff the panel.

3)   Describe about your self and your technical expertise?
As the question states you need to express about your technical expertise and yourself. Explain to him about everything present in your resume and also your project in detail.
Thanks and Regards
- Nithya Subramanian
Kenvivo Communications

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