[ID:0439]It is important to recognize and react appropriately to different interviewing styles. Some interviewers talk non-stop while others expect you to take the initiative. Then there are those interviewers who treat the process as nothing more than an informal chat, barely discussing the job in question.
The Structured Interview
This type of interview is common for government positions. Screening is based on a candidate's education and work experience. Government interviews are often loaded with pre-written questions and you are judged in three critical areas: knowledge, ability, and personal suitability.
In most cases, there will be a statement of qualifications available, which will set out the basic job requirements. Study the text and incorporate the buzzwords into your interview. A panel of three people often conducts government interviews. You should answer each question directly, without rambling, as your answers are measured and tabulated against a rating guide.
The objective is to score as many points as possible. Don't indulge...