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8/12/10 9:31 P

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I've never done them either, as an interviewEE, however our agency does them all the time with prospective new employees.

I think for our agency it serves a number of purposes:

1) it reflects the coziness and informality of our work style...we're always chewing things over together, using each other as sounding boards.

2) it offers employees a chance to feel included in the decision-making of the hiring process.

3) it offers management input from the trenches which I'm sure can be helpful.

Just my 2 cents, FWIW...I'm sure there are MANY different styles / approaches to group interviews.

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I have your helpful links bookmarked. Thanks, Don!

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I think I'm getting better at the group interviews, but the puzzle questions get me every time. I've never worked at a company that did interviews that way and I'm not sure if I want to work for a company that does.

Does anyone have any suggestions for dealing with these?

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Getting Through a Group Interview

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"Group interviews are relatively easy if you work well in a team and are able to make your ideas heard in a crowd. However, they can be challenging if you have a quieter personality and prefer to keep to yourself.

Regardless of how you feel about group interviews, there’s no reason you should treat them any different, in most respects, than a standard, one-on-one interview. The same basic principles apply: Research the company, arrive on time, dress appropriately, practice answering common interview questions, and remember to follow up after the interview."

Check out the above link for more info, tips & suggestions!

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