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2. Choosing the best type of interview

What’s in this chapter for you

  • Face-to-face, one-to-one interviews
  • Group interviews
  • Serial interviews
  • Problem-solving and role-play interviews
  • Daring to be different
  • The pre-interview – using the telephone
  • Appraisal and disciplinary interviews

‘I know it has its faults, but we feel that the face-to-face interview is the best way to assess the likely future performance of a candidate. I mean, how else can you tell?’

– Kenny Millar, manager of a clothing store

Types of interview

‘Surely an interview is an interview!’ No. Interviews come in many varieties, as we will see. The traditional face-to-face, one-to-one selection interview is still the most common form, but it is by no means always the most effective. ...

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