I had not encountered this type of interview in my short life span, and when I did I had to study up on what this would entail. I dove deep into research and here are some relevant tips that you will find useful.

 

 

Advantages

  • This interview saves time for employers because all the members who have to make critical decisions on the hiring process are present.

 

Disadvantages

  • The approval of all the critics is hard to come by
  • The audience can be a challenge put at ease
  • The mood is most likely tense and nerve racking

 

Secret Weapon

  • Bring with you  a cheat sheet whether it is in person or via video call. Be sure to include in these notes which are your key qualities that you can contribute to the company. Make an outline to answers they may ask as a guide to answer. Modify the outline to fit in with the topic they inquire about by filling in the specifics.

 

Tips from Studied Facts

  • People will respond to you in a better mood if you use their name in a conversation, so take note of the name of the people in the interview and use their name when you answer their questions.
  • Write on a notepad when they speak to save critical pointers, also gives an impression that you are a mindful person and also helps them feel important.
  • Making eye constant mostly with the person who asks but also looking at other members when others previously asked a question that is related.

 

Typical questions

  • Tell us about a time when you made a mistake and how you handled the situation?
  • Can you think of a time when you felt stressed?
  • Can you narrate a time when you had so apply good judgment and logic?
  • Can you recount a set of goals you set out for yourself and how you achieved them?
  • Can you recall a moment when you had to use your skills to influence others?
  • Can you think of a time when you had to adjust to new policies that you disagreed with?
  • Can you tell us about a time when you had to fill out important documents?
  • Do you recall a time when you went above and beyond to complete a task?
  • Can you think of an instance where you had too many tasks to complete and had to prioritize?
  • Can you tell us about a time when you had to make a split-second decision?
  • What is the usual way that you approach conflict?
  • How do you deal with a person who does not like you?
  • In the last months, can you remember a situation where you had to make a difficult decision?
  • Can you recall a time when you tried something and failed?
  • When was a situation where you took initiative and took the lead?

 

Come Back Questions

  • Do you have any hesitations as to whether I am a good fit for this position?
  • If you deicide I am a good fit for this position, what would be the steps for training?
  • What type of characteristics are you looking for in a new hire?
  • What are the things new hires struggle with the most?
  • What is the culture of the company?
  • Can you share your personal experience with the company?

 

Presentable

  • When interviews are in person use minimal make-up and no perfume
  • If you have last minute break outs be prepared with Hero Cosmetics

 

Winners Attitude

  • Come into interview feeling like you have already won the position
  • Have a calm and confident attitude
  • Ask for time to answer questions if you need it
  • It is best to speak slow and precise, avoiding mumbling
  • After answering a question, thank the person who asked by using their name

 

Written by Adilene

6 thoughts to “PANEL INTERVIEW GUIDE

  • C.N.

    Thank you so much for this highly informative article, Adilene! I procured my current position through a panel interview (an hour long, 6-person panel, in-person interview), and your tips hit the nail on the head. I’m a very enthusiastic and personable person (I love to meet people), and interviewers love to see that you’re excited to work for them, that you’re interested in hearing their personal stories, that you’re a teachable person (no “know it alls.” Haha), along with the fact that you’re qualified for the job. Making eye contact with everyone is key, as well as delivering a firm, professional handshake at the beginning and end of the interview (this really does make a difference). I have saved your site, and will definitely spread the word! God bless you!

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    • Adilene

      Thank you for reading my post about this type of interviews. Also, for adding your tips from your personal experience. I appreciate your input and hope to keep delivering posts that are useful and come in handy for my readers.

      Adilene

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  • Abhay

    Wow, I never knew there are so many aspects, you can prepare yourself with. This is a well written, well adjusted, and very informative article. I like that you do not skew from the mainstream of the topic and keep your thoughts precise and to the point. I can go over the whole post within 5 minutes, gaining the knowledge which was formed as a result of months’ experience. Thanks to you, I will be feeling much more confident in my next interview, coming up in August!

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    • Adilene

      Hi, I decided to make this post very straight forward. The reason for this is the subject being discussed. It is a delicate important matter from my perspective. A job can open up new opportunities, it is important to be set up for success in the interview. If we are well-prepared, it translates to being confident. I really hope these tips are useful for your interview, thank you for visiting.

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  • Habib

    Oh My God! I never knew this was the actual score during interviews! You’ve written an amazing article about it which I really enjoyed reading and taking notes. This will definitely come handy for me and many more people out there who will need this due to the job losses because of the current situation.

    Thank you very much
    Habib

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    • Adilene

      Hi Habib, I appreciate you stopping by and I think this is the prime time to get this information handy. Most people are transitioning to work from home jobs and have zoom video interviews. I learned a lot from my personal experience doing this type of interviews and was happy to share.

      Adilene

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