As a candidate in the interview process, the thought of having a group of people evaluating you all at once can be a bit overwhelming. With proper preparation and execution, these interviews can actually be easier than one-on-one interviews for Phoenicians. Successfully execute the interview by:
- Entering the room with the highest level of professionalism. If you were meeting with just one person, you would introduce yourself and shake their hand. Doing this with each person in a panel interview shows your confidence and business acumen.
- Answering with ‘shared’ eye contact. No one likes to be in a group conversation where two people seem like they are ignoring the rest of the group. Look at each interviewer as you answer questions so no one feels excluded.
- Ending your answers where you start them. As you finish your answer, look at the person who asked the question. This lets them know you are ready to answer any follow up question they may have to your answer.
- Leaving the way you came in. Once the interview ends, shake each person’s hand and thank them for their time.
Candidates who prepare for the environment and stay focused during the interview will jump far ahead of the competition in the panel interview phase.