Q. What do you mean by core interview?
Core interview: it is normally the interaction between the candidate and the line executive or experts on various areas of job knowledge, skill, talent, etc. this interview may take various forms like:
a. Background information interview: the interview is intended to collect the information which is not available in the application blank and to check that the information provided in the application blank regarding education, place of domicile, family, health, interests hobbies, likes, dislikes, extracurricular activities of the applicant.
b. Job and probing interview: this interview aims at testing the candidate's job knowledge about duties, activities, methods of doing the job, critical / problematic areas, methods or handling those areas etc.
c. Stress interview: this interview aims at testing the candidate's job behaviour and level of withstanding during the period of stress and strain. Interviewer tests the candidate by putting him under stress and strain by interrupting the applicant from answering, criticized his opinions, asking questions pertaining to unrelated areas, taping silent for unduly long period after he has finished specking etc. Stress during the middle portion of the interview gives effective results. Stress interview must be handled with at most care and skill. This type of interview is often invalid, as the interview's need for a job, his previous experience in such type of interviews may inhibit his actual behaviour under such situations.