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Are informal job interviews the way forward?

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Are informal job interviews the way forward?

When a candidate is invited to a job interview, it is often assumed that this assessment will take place in a formal environment such as the company’s office or at the recruiter’s office.

However, increasingly recruiters and hiring managers are asking candidates to have an ‘informal chat’ before a formal interview actually takes place.

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Comments (1)

  • Laura
    Laura
    Tue, 9 Apr 2019 1:36pm BST
    I previously worked for a professional practice who did this quite a lot. It made a lot of sense for them to see people for an informal chat whilst they were visiting London (we were based in the north) - generally meeting people at a cafe/bar/restaurant to go through their portfolio. If they liked them and we had a vacancy, they'd be asked up for a formal interview but it meant that both sides had a chance to meet without either being caused too much inconvenience.