There are two types of Group Discussions:
– Leaderless Group Discussion (No facilitator from assessor)
– Focus Group Discussion (There will be a facilitator from assessor)
You will be given a case to solve your character, ability to think critically, work, and discuss in a group will be assessed. General scoring matrices are: – Participation – Accommodation – Argumentation
Do’s and Don’t
1. 8 Science-based Strategies for Critical thinking:
– Challenge all assumptions
– Suspending judgment
– Revising conclusion based on new evidence
– Emphasizing data over belief
– Testing of Ideas
– Having the perspective of “mistakes are data”
– Considering all ideas without (always) accepting them
– Looking for what others have missed
2. Lead without dominating:
3. Listen and take notes to what others are saying:
– To link/agree/use the idea later if it’s relevant (don’t forget
to give credits)
– To give counter arguments
4. Be mindful about the time
You will be assessed whether or not you are suitable with the company/organization you are applying to.
Do’s and Don’ts
1. Do your research regarding the company
– Look for what kind of people they are looking for
– Look for their values
2. Make a good impression right from the start
– Dress well
– Have a firm handshake with the interviewer
– Do not visibly look nervous!
3. Make sure you re-read your CV beforehand.
You need to be able to account to what you’ve written in your CV
4. When asked to tell about yourself:
– Do not recount your CV
– Tell them your name, brief background, and interests that might differ you from other candidates
– Tell them why you are interested to the position, connected with the previous point
5. When given the chance, ask questions about the company
– It shows your eagerness
– You may even ask about the things you’ve researched. It shows that you’ve done your research but wishes to know more
6. Don’t be too modest!
– You need to pitch/”sell” yourself
– Own your achievements
7. Answer everything honestly and firmly.
Always know what you will say next; don’t ramble.