Group interviews are a bit tricky. You have to first find out about the postion you’re applying for. Is it one that requires leadership or co-operation.
The interviewer will look to see if your participation is correct. For instance, if the job is about participation and delegation, your interviewer will want to see you’re able to do this within your own group.
A “group” interview can be misleading as some people mean one interviewer with a group of people. This is usually the case, but I’ve had “group” interviews were it was just me and then five of the managers interviewing.
So get a good understanding of what the position you’re apply for will entail, then on the interview apply that to your particular group.
That’s the beauty of group interviews and why they’re used. They save time. I can take a people applying for a managment position and one applying for line work and test them out simultaneously.
Make sure you have a proper balance of assertiveness and being humble. You want to come across as being able to “take control of a situation,” but you don’t want to over do it.
I had a job in a computer store over the holidays and it threw me 'cause we were divided into six groups and picked a question out of a jar and had 10 minutes to discuss it and solve the problem.
That wasn’t hard, the hard part was EVERYONE had the exact same question. And my group went last. So you had to figure out a way to answer it without simply repeating what the other groups had said. One other man and myself got holiday jobs, so we must’ve done something right.