Panel interview


A panel interview takes place when an applicant is interviewed by a group (panel) of interviewers. It is often used in the public sector, and is rather formal, with panel members sitting behind a table. Each panel member will have a different function (for example, the human resources manager, the manager, the leader).

Behave as if you are being interviewed by one person, and follow the advice given previously about interviews. Turn to the person asking the question and listen carefully, then respond to the person who asked the question, but look at other panel members from time to time to engage them as well. If you seem to get the same kind of question from another panel member, try to answer with a different example.