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The Many Faces of Job Interviews – Part 1 of 2

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 | Posted in Blog, Ford Myers

 

Introduction

Let’s assume that you’ve done your strategic networking, gotten some names and numbers, leveraged recruiters, and gotten referred to the right people in the right places. Now it’s time to learn some important details about the interviewing process.

What follows  is an outline of the different types of interviews, how they work, and what you can expect during each of these interview situations. At some companies, you will actually be taken through all these interview steps before a hiring decision will be made. In other cases, you may bypass some of the intermediary stages.

Types of Interviews

Informational: No specific job under discussion. Purpose is learning about industry, company, people, skills required, cultural fit – and perhaps gathering additional research or generating more people to contact.

Screening: Used as the first step to narrow the field of candidates who are being considered for employment. Screening may be done by an outside recruiter or in-house Human Resource person. Usually done over the phone.

Hiring Manager: Usually conducted by the individual for whom you would be working, this type of interview provides an in-depth look at an applicant to confirm desired requirements and/or technical abilities, motivation, and overall personal and cultural “fit” with the organization.

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About Ford Myers

Career Success and Job Search Expert, Ford R. Myers

Ford R. Myers is an award-winning career coach and President of Career Potential, LLC. He is author of the best-seller, Get The Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring. Ford’s firm helps clients take charge of their careers, create the work they love, and earn what they deserve! He has held senior consulting positions at three of the nation’s largest career service firms. Ford’s articles have appeared in thousands of publications and web sites, and he has been interviewed on every major television and radio network. Ford has also conducted presentations at hundreds of companies, associations and universities. Learn more at https://careerpotential.com.

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