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The panel approach involves multiple people interviewing one candidate at the same time. Why do companies conduct interviews in this manner and what do you need to do to succeed?
I discussed this in greater detail in the Star Tribune Ask Matt article titled: Succeeding in a panel interivew.
Here is some updated insight and information from the experts at Robert Half:
Great news: You landed a much sought-after interview for the job of your dreams. The hitch? It’s a panel interview and – truth be told – you’re scared out of your mind. Many employers today are going the route of the panel interview, particularly in the IT sector. Not only is it a time-saving measure, but it’s a good way to see how candidates interact with potential colleagues and handle high-pressure situations. If you’re a developer or programmer, for example, the panel may want to see how you write code. Panel interviews can involve anywhere from three to nine people, so it’s understandable that they can be daunting even for the most confident IT professionals. Robert Half Technology has developed the following guidelines to help job seekers navigate and sail through:
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