Professional Communication Questions & Answers – Types of Interview

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This set of Professional Communication Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Types of Interview”.

1. Interviews are conversations with _______
a) fun
b) purpose
c) friendliness
d) informality
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Answer: b
Explanation: The correct statement is: Interviews are conversations with purpose. For the employer the purpose is to determine the most suitable person for the job.

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2. A job interview is a formal meeting between a job seeker and an employer.
a) True
b) False
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Answer: a
Explanation: The statement is true. Interview is a formal face-to-face meeting. A job interview is a formal meeting between a job seeker and an employer.

3. All job interviews have the same objective.
a) True
b) False
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Answer: a
Explanation: The statement is true. All job interviews have the same objective, but employers reach that objective in a variety of ways.
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4. Which of these is not a type of interview?
a) Screening interview
b) Stress interview
c) Music interview
d) Lunch interview
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Answer: c
Explanation: Interviews can be of nine types: They are Screening interview, stress interview, behavioural interview, the audition, group interview, telephone, lunch interview, video interview and sequential interview.

5. Which kind of interview includes a process in which the employability of the job applicant is evaluated?
a) Stress interview
b) Screening interview
c) Group interview
d) Behavioural interview
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Answer: b
Explanation: In the screening interview, companies use screening tools to ensure that candidates meet minimum qualification requirements.
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6. How many styles are used in a screening interview?
a) Two
b) Five
c) Three
d) Four
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Answer: a
Explanation: There are two styles used in a screening interview. They are: the directive style and the meandering style.

7. In which of these interviews, insults are common?
a) Screening interview
b) Stress interview
c) Behavioural interview
d) Group interview
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Answer: b
Explanation: In stress interview, insults and miscommunication is common. All this is designed to see whether you have the mettle to withstand the company culture or other potential stress.
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8. Which of these interviews is adapted for computer programmers?
a) The stress interview
b) The group interview
c) The screening interview
d) The audition
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Answer: d
Explanation: For some positions such as computer programmers or trainers, companies want to see you in action before they make their decision. Here, the audition type is adapted.

9. In which of these, more than one candidate is interviewed?
a) The behavioural interview
b) The stress interview
c) The group interview
d) The audition
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Answer: c
Explanation: In group interview, more than one candidate is interviewed. Interviewing simultaneously with other candidates can be disconcerting, but it provides the company with a sense of your leadership potential and style.
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10. Which of these interviews is taken for a candidate far away?
a) Lunch interview
b) Telephone
c) Stress interview
d) Group interview
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Answer: b
Explanation: Many organizations will conduct jnterviews by telephone to narrow a field of candidates. Telephone interviews may also be used as a preliminary interview for candidates who live far away.

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