What is Panel Interview?

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Panel interview refers to a type of interview which includes one applicant and several interviewers, often representatives of different departments within a company like the hiring manager and a member of the human resource recruitment team.

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Panel interview definition

Panel interview refers to a type of interview which includes one applicant and several interviewers, often representatives of different departments within a company like the hiring manager and a member of the human resource recruitment team.

Panel interview process

In this type of interview, each panelist asks a set of questions that might be related to different fields. There are even cases where only one person from the panel is conducting the interview while others observe.

Panel interview can turn into a stress interview as they put the candidate under pressure.

Benefits of a panel interview

The biggest benefits of panel interview are that it provides the possibility to do one interview instead of multiple one to one interviews as each panelist can hear the same response given by the candidate while having a chance to ask questions relevant to his/her domain.


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