Interviews, which are one of the key points of the recruitment process today, is a very stressful process for the applicants. Therefore, as Pratik HR, we will mention the types of interviews that companies often prefer, in order for the candidates to have a comfortable interview during the interview.

Interview types are determined by sector, position and title.

Free Interview: It is a type of interview that develops completely spontaneously on any subject between the interviewer and the candidate, which is frequently seen in all companies. This type of interview is a type of interview that is more of a chatter than the other types of interviews. The positive aspects of this type of interview are; The interview manager can reach a lot of information about the candidate with his / her behaviors given to different subjects. The negative side; this may take a lot of time as many issues will be discussed in the form of an interview.

Structured Interview: Unlike free interview method, structured interview comprises of questions that are prepared before the interview about the position he / she applies for. It can be decided by evaluating the answers given by the candidate to the questions. Since this method is based on a certain plan, there is no shortage of time and because each candidate asks the same questions, the evaluation among candidates is more objective than the free method.

Telephone interview: The main reason for choosing this interview is to save time. The telephone interview method can be done in two ways, such as a free and structured interview. In the form of this method, candidates are evaluated by their answers to the questions asked on the phone.  After it is decided whether the candidate is suitable for the specified position or not, the candidate is invited to a face-to-face interview.

Online Interview: As the name suggests, an online interview is a form of video or audio interview over the Internet. Structurally, this interview can be considered as one-on-one (Free, Structured, Competency-based, Stress) interview. The online interview method is often used to evaluate candidates who live in different countries or cities. In this way, it is ensured that both the candidate and the interview manager save time, money and labor.

Panel Interview: Panel Interview method is carried out with the presence of more than one manager from more than one company and interviewee. Although it is conducted as a one-to-one interview, the only difference is that candidate is evaluated by more than one person. The positive aspect of this interview method is that it enables more than one person to make decisions about the candidate, while the negative aspect is that it takes a lot of time of the interviewers.

Group Interview: We can think of group interview as the opposite of panel interview. In this interview method, there are more than one candidate and interview managers. The group interview method is very useful in providing information about the candidates. The responses and ideas of the candidates to presented subject by the interview manager are evaluated. The positive aspect of the group interview is that it saves a lot of time by evaluating more than one candidate at the same time.

 Competency Based Interview: Competency-based interview is similar to structured interview style. The purpose of this interview is to examine the candidate’s reactions to the previous experiences. In this respect, competency-based interview can be called an objective interview type.
Stress Interview:
Stress interview, which is the last of the interview types, is to examine the responses of the interviewee under stress by putting pressure on the candidate as the name suggests. Stress interview is a very difficult type of interview both for the interviewer and the candidate, and if not conducted by professional persons, it may have false results about the candidate.