Common Staffing Selection Methods: Definitions, Interview Types, Pros & Cons


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What type of interview uses open-ended questions and free flowing conversation?

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1. Helen in HR is interviewing five applicants today. She will ask each of them the same job related and situational questions and record the answers. What type of interview is Helen giving?

2. Nina is interviewing for a position as manager of a new store location. The interviewer asks if she could talk about her past experience with new store situations. Nina is getting what type of interview?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the types of interviews used in the hiring process. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include being familiar with the type of interview involving open-ended questions and free-flowing conversation as well as knowing various types of interview questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The type of interview involving open-ended questions and free-flowing conversation
  • Various types of interview questioning techniques
  • Type of interview where past experiences are discussed
  • The essential difference between a group and panel interview
  • An interviewing pitfall

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as structured, group and panel interviews
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related types of interviews used for hiring lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding an interviewing pitfall and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the difference between group and panel interviews

Additional Learning

To learn more about the various types of interviewing techniques, review the corresponding lesson on the Types of Interviews Used for Hiring. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define interviewer domination
  • Identify the type of interview involving open-ended questions and free-flowing conversation
  • Know various types of interview questioning techniques
  • Learn the defining characteristics of behavioral interviews
  • Appreciate the essential difference between a group and panel interview
  • Understand the interviewing pitfall of the contrast effect