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Hey people, Just finishing getting read as i have a group interview today at half past 2, i have never had a group interview before and i was just wondering what i should do, i did get some good ad… Read More
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
Hey people,

Just finishing getting read as i have a group interview today at half past 2, i have never had a group interview before and i was just wondering what i should do, i did get some good advice last night from StarSparkle but i was wanting some more :)

Thanks people

Rep will be added :)

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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
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1 Like #1
how many people will be there, look into your inerviewers eyes when answering questions and not only the person currently asking question. All the others will be watching you..
1 Like #2
relax when there, take a deep breath and don't rush your answers.
1 Like #3
most people make up their mind about a you almost right away. If you are feeling nervous and making a its obvious, apologise and just say im nervous.
1 Like #4
listen to what other people say....you need to stand out but just dont look like a tit lol....there will prob be some kinda 'task' to do, so make sure you put your ideas in but listen to others and build on their ideas too :)
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saayinla
how many people will be there, look into your inerviewers eyes when answering questions and not only the person currently asking question. All the others will be watching you..


+1 When I got my job we had a group interview & I gave the interviewer alot of eye contact & after the interview she held me back & said I got the job because I was the only one who gave her full eye contact :)
1 Like #6
remember they are looking for people who are confident,but not bossy-dont take over the conversation,listen to others viewpoints-dont hide in a corner and go to the opposite extreme-its a hard balance to achieve but its important.
#7
One thing I always state about any interview, is that you must ask questions about the potential employer - it shows you have a genuine interest. Good luck.
#8
Golden rule of group interview is never keep quit, they might give you topic and ask to discuss
or they might give you task to complete, in any any case you should speak up and express your opinion even its wrong., its just your opinion its doesn't matter..,

good luck:thumbsup:
#9
no advice really but try an be yourself, lots of eye contact and if there is a group activity try and get involved from the start and listen to other peoples opinions but give some of your own

good luck with the interview
#10
flp14344
Golden rule of group interview is never keep quit, they might give you topic and ask to discuss
or they might give you task to complete, in any any case you should speak up and express your opinion even its wrong., its just your opinion its doesn't matter..,

good luck:thumbsup:


thats good then, i always express my opinions (some people on here have found that out too lol )

moob
One thing I always state about any interview, is that you must ask questions about the potential employer - it shows you have a genuine interest. Good luck.


ahh ok, i shall think of a few questions now and also some more when im driving thanks

barky
remember they are looking for people who are confident,but not bossy-dont take over the conversation,listen to others viewpoints-dont hide in a corner and go to the opposite extreme-its a hard balance to achieve but its important.


alright mate, cheers, i will make sure im not bossy and will state my points on the topic

livingthelife07
+1 When I got my job we had a group interview & I gave the interviewer alot of eye contact & after the interview she held me back & said I got the job because I was the only one who gave her full eye contact :)


you still on LTL :o lol, thanks i will use quite a bit of eye contact then :)

lil_tiger
listen to what other people say....you need to stand out but just dont look like a tit lol....there will prob be some kinda 'task' to do, so make sure you put your ideas in but listen to others and build on their ideas too :)


will do, so basically take what others say and make it better yeah lol

craig guy
most people make up their mind about a you almost right away. If you are feeling nervous and making a its obvious, apologise and just say im nervous.


im not nervous mate, had enough interviews tbh but i've never had a group interview so i was just wondering lol

saayinla
how many people will be there, look into your inerviewers eyes when answering questions and not only the person currently asking question. All the others will be watching you..


what an answer, im guessing eye-contact basically one of the most important things to go for then ?

jezjones
relax when there, take a deep breath and don't rush your answers.


nice and easy answer cheers bud
#11
ttwcd
no advice really but try an be yourself, lots of eye contact and if there is a group activity try and get involved from the start and listen to other peoples opinions but give some of your own

good luck with the interview


cheers mate
#12
Just be confident, calm, take time to listen to what they asking and dont rush your answers. Look at each person whilst you answer not just the person who asks the question.
Ive had loads of group interviews and find it easier than being interviewed than 1 person :)
Good luck with the interview :thumbsup:
#13
people, i have given out too much rep now i have to wait 24 hours lol, the people that i will rep tomorrow are: moob, flp14344 and ttwcd.

thanks for the good replies people :)

EDIT: also will rep treble99 for that answer :)
#14
danny09

you still on LTL :o lol, thanks i will use quite a bit of eye contact then :)


I managed to get 3 hours sleep, I feel so bad! :|
#15
i find at group interviews sometimes people go off onto other subjects if this happens be the one to pipe up and say we are drifting off/ just to verify the question was........... it shows you are focused on the question in hand.

Always give your opinion and if you disagree with someone say so...not aggressively ..obivously, but say i take what you are saying on board but perhaps blah blah is a better idea then give your reasons to back it up.

Also try to be the one to clarify what you have discussed at the end , be the leader.

good luck hope you get the job:thumbsup:
#16
shedboy66
i find at group interviews sometimes people go off onto other subjects if this happens be the one to pipe up and say we are drifting off/ just to verify the question was........... it shows you are focused on the question in hand.

Always give your opinion and if you disagree with someone say so...not aggressively ..obivously, but say i take what you are saying on board but perhaps blah blah is a better idea then give your reasons to back it up.

Also try to be the one to clarify what you have discussed at the end , be the leader.

good luck hope you get the job:thumbsup:


nice mate, nice, will give you some rep in 24 hours when i can rep again :thumbsup:
#17
no worries mate hope it all goes well
#18
Do some research into the company (dunno what one it is however) rather than just thinking up something random...

Such as...'I understand that you are currently doing 'this' in the near future' - you know, something that will show you've looked into them somewhat.
#19
How did the interview go?
#20
hope it went well mate

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