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Advanced Communication Skills Laboratory Manual by D. Sudha Rani

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Interview Skills

INTRODUCTION

An interview is a powerful form of interpersonal communication between two individuals. It may also be defined as a direct interaction between the candidate (employee) and the employer. In a face-to-face interview, the candidate is in ’view’ before a panel of prominent persons and is closely examined by them.

THE OBJECTIVE OF AN INTERVIEW

The objective of any interview is to assess the suitability of the candidate, make a selection, and thus, get the most suitable candidate for the offer available with the interviewer. It is conducted to meet, talk to, discuss with, and evaluate the candidates.

TYPES OF INTERVIEWS

The various types of interviews we encounter in our social and business life are:

  • Job Interview

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