by Dennis Cronin
, Right Management Consultants
has been a senior career management consultant with Right Management Consultants in Fairfax, Virginia, since 1995.He
consults with people who are involved in career transition and coaches those who are considering new directions or approaches to their careers.
At their most basic, job interviews are essentially business meetings in which job seekers and employers share information that will lead to a decision-ideally, the best decision for both parties.Just as business meetings vary widely in format and purpose, each interview situation reflects the organization and its unique hiring process.While most companies employ traditional interviewing techniques, many also use some nontraditional approaches to identify and hire the best candidates for their positions.
Traditional interview formats include the one-on-one (most common), the panel (two or more interviewers), the round robin (series of interviews moving from person to person), and the telephone interview (frequently used to screen candidates).Most interviews also can be seen as either directed (interviewer carefully follows a structured format) or nondirected (more free flowing and relaxed, with broader, general questions).