A group interview is when you sit an interview with several other candidates.
You and the other candidates answer questions or solve problems. The questions may be put to you by one or more interviewers or provided to you on paper to discuss.
Group interviews are popular with large national retailers and businesses that receive large numbers of applications.
Organisations use this approach as it captures information about you that is relevant to the job.
For example, working for a retail company involves constant interaction with other people. Holding group interviews is a easy way for recruiters to quickly identify highly suitable candidates with the right people skills.
Group interviews can last for an hour or be broken into several sessions over a day or more – check these details when the employer calls you.
To succeed in a group interview you’ll need to participate fully in the discussion and/or activities while being polite and respectful to others.
It’s a balance between being a good competitor and displaying teamwork and fairness to your peers.
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