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A selection interview is a selection procedure designed to predict future job performance on the basis of applicants oral responses to oral inquiries The interview is probably the most commonly used assessment tool A job interview follows a pre-determined structure and is designed to predict future job performance on the basis of the applicants oral responses to oral inquiries The interview may last about 45 minutes and the process is tape recorded During this process the interviewer will ask you and all the other candidates the same set of structured job-related questions However during the interview the interviewer may ask as many follow-up questions as necessary in order to clarify answers Using information from your application form and considering your responses the interviewer will evaluate and compare you with all the other candidates according to the same set of standards Types of Interviews I-Job-related Interview Candidates are asked questions pertaining to how they would handle job knowledge Interviews tapping job knowledge offer a way to assess a candidates current level of knowledge related to relevant implicit dimensions of job performance II-Situational Interview Candidates are interviewed about what actions they would take in various job-related situations For example A major duty of your job involves interacting with the public If an irate employee came into your department and angrily demanded to know why hisher vacation was denied what would you do III-Presentation This technique entails the job candidate giving oral responses to job-related questions asked by a committee of interviewers Each member of the committee then rates each interviewee on presentation skills For example prior to the interview the candidate will have time to study a few technical questions and prepare their responses for presentation to the raters IV-Role Playing Candidates are asked to pretend that they already have the job and must interact with another employee to solve a problem The other employee is usually a trained Human Resources Specialist For example the
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