/ Asked by Jackson
Any tips on succeeding in a group interview?
Answered by Kaitlin, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Wednesday, May 20, 2015
It can always be nerve-racking in a one-on-one interview, let alone a group interview. Be confident when you walk into the room. It’s a great first impression to give the interviewer(s). If the interviewers are not in the room yet for the interview then start to have conversations with the other candidates. The interviewers will notice which candidates are getting to know one another and will show them who isn’t afraid to network. Listen to what the interviewers are asking and saying along with what the other candidates are saying. This will allow you to show you are engaged in the conversation and allow you to have more to say. Lastly, follow up! After the interview be sure to follow up with a thank-you letter that will make you stand out against the other candidates. Good luck!
Answered by Sara, Hiring Expert at American Express, on Friday, May 22, 2015
Group interviews can be tricky because you want to stand out in an authentic and personal way, but may run into overlap with other individuals answers to questions. 
You can stand out by first being fully engaged in the conversations. Don't only think about your answers, but listen carefully to the interviewers and the other candidates. You might be able to add more detail to your answer based on what you hear. 

Also be aware of body language. Sitting up,keeping arms uncrossed, and leaning in can be silent cues that you are relaxed and interested in the conversation. It is also okay to nod or smile if you agree with other candidates. All of these actions show engagement and can be strong positive indicators to interviewers. 

  
Answered by Kim, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Being in a group interview can sometimes feel like you’re under a microscope, but also remember, it could greatly benefit you.  What one person might miss you saying another could catch, and in turn increase your chances for being hired.  A few good tips to remember would be to give unique and personal details/info, maintain  eye contact with EACH AND EVERY person in the interview, make sure to bring multiple copies of your resume, and show off your social skills.  Being able to hold your own in a group setting, especially an interview, will resonate with those interviewing you.
Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, May 29, 2015
There are two keys to success in a group interview.  The first is to ensure that you do not appear to be intimidated or overwhelmed by having multiple people ask you questions.  In a work setting, you will likely be in a similar situation where you have a meeting about something on which you are working and multiple people in that meeting will be asking questions about your work.  Some of the people in such meetings could be your leadership, so your ability to communicate effectively in a group interview is a preview of how you will do in similar setting in the future.

The other key is eye contact and the acknowledgement of all people in the room.  Focus on the person speaking to you, but when you respond, be sure to make eye contact will all in the room.  In other words, although one person asked you the question, your response should be directed at everyone. 
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