3 top tips for group interviews

1) Use your fellow interviewees.

By cross referencing and building on a point another applicant has made you are showing that you’re able to listen, think quickly and work with other team members. However, be careful: don’t speak for the sake of it. If you’re going to draw on someone else’s idea check that your point is relevant and engaging.

2) Speak up.

In a group interview situation you need to showcase your personality otherwise you risk fading in to the background. Beware however of coming across as arrogant. Standing out doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be the loudest person in the room.

3) Engage with the interviewer.

You may be tempted to focus your attention on your fellow interviewees, in a bid to show you are engaged. However it is important to remember that they are your competition. Although it’s important to listen to their answers, you must always bring your focus and attention back to your interviewer.

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