Job Interviews: Types & Common Questions


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Why might an organization use initial interviews?

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1. Consider the following interview question:'Tell me about a time when everything was going wrong in your current position and how you handled it.' What kind of interview is being conducted?

2. Consider this interview question: 'You receive a lengthy email message from the department head asking you to explain something that you did not do. This person often jumps to conclusions without looking into the facts first. How would you handle this situation?' What kind of interview is being conducted?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many different types of job interviews, and this quiz/worksheet combo will check your understanding of them. To pass the quiz, you'll need to define each type of interview and identify their unique features.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your ability to:

  • Identify the purpose of a job interview
  • Name the key features of each type of interview
  • Understand the types of questions asked in each style of interview

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet let you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - understand how interviewing fits into the broader goals of a company
  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you know the special features of each interview type
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the type of interview based on its question style

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the related lesson on the different types of job interviews. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain the function of a job interview
  • Understand the different types of job interviews
  • Recognize key features of each type of job interview
  • Discuss some benefits and drawbacks of each type of interview