The Interview


  • The interview is one of the most important elements in the job search process.

  • The interview gives you and the employer the opportunity to exchange information to determine if you are a good "fit" for each other.


Different Types of Interviews:

There are many different types of interviews, as well as interview methods and techniques. Every job is different, and some jobs use a combination of different interview strategies.

Different types of interviews include:

  • Screening Interviews, Phone Interviews, One-on-One Interviews, Panel Interviews, and Group Interviews


Behavioral Interviewing Strategies:

Many employers conduct a behavioral interview where questions are framed in a "tell me about a time when you..." format rather than a traditional "tell me about yourself" format.

Behavioral interviews seek out ideal behaviors applied to particular scenarios relevant to the job to which the interviewee is applying.

An interviewee will benefit from using the SAR strategy when responding to interview questions.

SAR stands for: describe the SITUATION, what was your ACTION, and what was the RESULT. 


Alternate Links For Interviewing Strategies:


Job Interviewing

Interview Prep Quick Sheet


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