Employer Job Interview
There are a number of different types of interviews that an employer may use to assess a job applicant. In fact, the specific type of interview that an employer will use for a particular applicant will typically vary from position to position. As a result, it can be very difficult for an individual to prepare for every type of interview that he or she may encounter. However, it is important to note that most job applicants will encounter a specific type of job interview known as the employer job interview at some point in the process. An employer job interview, which is also known as a traditional interview, is simply an interview in which an employer or a representative of the employer (the interviewer) asks a job applicant to answer a variety of questions. This type of interview is what most people think of when they think of an interview, but it is important to point out a couple of key points about this type of interview.
First, it is important to note that the ability to communicate effectively is typically the most important skill for a job applicant in a traditional interview. This is because, unlike a behavioral interview, an employer job interview is designed to allow an individual an opportunity to describe the skills that he or she believes will help him or her carry out the tasks associated with the position. In other words, a behavioral interview is designed to look for specific skills while a traditional interview is designed to look for any skill that may be useful. As a result, you may be able to convince the interviewer that some of your skills may actually be useful even if they aren't exactly what the interviewer is looking for.
Secondly, most of the questions that you will have to answer in an employer job interview will be related to the activities that you performed in the recent past, the attributes that you have now, and the activities that you will have to perform or the goals that you hope to achieve in the future. This is an important fact to keep in mind because a traditional interview, unlike a behavioral interview that is designed to ask you about your past, is designed to find information about your past, your present, and most importantly your future.
Last Updated: 05/23/2014