Hiring the right candidate is always a herculean task for all the companies. Talent acquisition as a process is constantly evolving and recruiters are improvising on their existing processes. One such technique of selecting the best among the rest is through the Stress Test Interviews. Unlike Behavioural Event Interviewing (BEI) Stress Test Interviews do not follow any process or do not look for any kind of evidence finding in you. The only similarity between the two methods of interviewing is that both the techniques help recruiters to understand about your cultural fitment to the company.
What are Stress Test Interviews?
This is a technique used by interviewers to gauge your inner capabilities to deal with the tough and stressful situations. This technique is used by the companies which majorly work in energetic environment. If the position you are applying for involves multitasking or depends on crucial yet short deadlines, this method is used.
There is absolutely no pattern for this kind of interview. The interview questions can be distantly related to your experience or the position you applied for. The only point to keep in mind is the “presence of mind” and “quick reflex actions”.
Let me demonstrate one such stress test interview through my personal experience.
The position I applied for: Manager-HR at a conglomerate
After having undergone two stages of interviews before, this was the final one deciding my course of fate at the organ