Customer question on: Panel Interview Tips and How to Prepare for a Panel Interview
I have filled out a application, got a call for a phone interview, had the phone interview that lasted 30 minutes.
I was asked a few of the questions that you outlined in your book. I got a second call for a personal interview with the office manager (future boss). Went to the interview and it lasted 3 hours. I was asked a lot of questions similar that you outlined in your book.
Now I was called back for a third interview, I was told that this interview was going to be with a panel of 4 corporate executives.
My question to you is How should I prepare for a panel interview. What should I expect in this interview? Do you have any panel interview tips for me?
I have been asked almost every question in the book. I might add that this job that I am applying for is a new position for the company.
Don’s answer to: Panel Interview Tips & Questions for a third job interview
It sounds like you are progressing quite nicely through the process. Congratulations on making it to the third interview. They definitely see something they like.
I’m surprised they are doing a panel interview this late in the game, but everyone is different. If it’s 4 exec, then it will probably be completely different than your previous interviews. They already know you can do the job and they like you, otherwise you would not have made it this far.
How to prepare for a panel interview
Execs don’t waste their time on just anybody. Execs will interview from a different angle and will want to know how you think you will fit it. Are you going to be a team player? Are you going to be productive? How are you going to benefit the company?
Remember, they also trust the judgment of the people you have already interviewed with, but just want to see for themselves what you are made of. Plus, since it’s a new position, they may want to dig deeper into
what your own plans are for the new job.
- How are you going to do it?
- How are you going to overcome any hurdles.
- How do you know when you have been successful?
Polish up on questions like that and you’ll be set.