Which type of interview do you prefer?

  • Mano-a-Mano

    Votes: 25 83.3%
  • Committee

    Votes: 5 16.7%

  • Total voters
    30

metalgearHMN

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If you could choose what kind of interview to give at your schools, would you prefer multiple one-on-one interviews or a committee interview? I've always been more comfortable when there are multiple interviewers.

Plus if there are 2 or more people, there is less of a chance that the interviewer will ask awkward questions like the horror stories I've heard (bringing up religion, or being sexist, or demeaning an applicant's credentials).

I mean, has anyone had a bad experience with a committee, it seems like the horror stories are always one-on-one interviewers who act like jerks.
 

armybound

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I've never had committee intervies, but I prefer one-on-one. Sometimes I'll try an answer in one interview, realize it didn't go over well, and tweak it for the next interview, or find that my answer really worked and say it again. This is better than bombing in front of both of them, I guess.
 

Dr Simplicity

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I voted 1-on-1 because i think it is less intimidating for me to have only one person to impress. However, you're pretty much screwed if they don't like you, so a committee could be better if you don't make a good first impression or if you can't handle awkward silences.

Thats why I think its ideal to have two 1-on-1 interviews.
 
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Definitely committee, its much less awkward and you have a greater chance of making a connection with one of the interviewers.
 

Narmerguy

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I'm neutral to them both. I feel like you have slightly different objectives when you're in a committee interview than when you're in a one-on-one interview so it's just a matter of how good you are at nailing it.
 
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