In this video, we’re gonna give you some insider tricks on how you can stand out
from the crowd in a group job interview. That’s coming up!
Hey guys, I’m Kim with Snagajob, your number one source for hourly jobs,
and welcome to Job Hunters, our weekly advice show, where we go over everything from resume tips
to interview advice and everything in between.
Interviewing with a group can be kind of intimidating.
You’re able to see the other job applicants for this position and compare your answer against their’s.
And this also probably won’t be your standard job interview.
They can sometimes be much longer and involve things like answering questions but also
things like group activities. So by really preparing yourself you can increase your chances
of standing out and getting hired. So here are four tips on how to how you can really impress during a group interview.
First, be open minded.
You’re probably going to encounter something you weren’t expecting.
Interviewers may ask you to role-play a customer service scenario or do some kind of team bonding exercise.
So be willing to jump right in and get started.
Two, be personable.
Group interviews can be used to see how you work well as a team.
So be prepared to really listen to others and collaborate as a group.
And don’t forget to let your personality shine.
You really want to come across as someone who is excited and willing to work.
Three, be assertive but not aggressive.
When you’re interviewing with a big group of people, it can be easy to get lost in the crowd.
And you want to make sure the employer remembers you.
I mean think about it.
How can they offer you a job if they don’t know who you are.
At the same time, make sure you’re not aggressive.
Employers don’t want to see you steal the spotlight from someone else.
That’s not what these exercises are for.
So make sure you can stand out but don’t feel the need to put yourself into every conversation.
Four, be proactive.
Go ahead and introduce yourself to the employer.
We’re not saying to go and jump into someone else’s conversation but maybe arrive early
or stay late so you can really get a feel for what they are looking for.
Seeing other people who are trying to get your job can be pretty intimidating,
but can also give you a leg up on the competition.
So by being punctual, prepared, and polished you can really stand out for the right reasons.
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