Speed interviewing--is it fair?
Did you read the article on the SHRM website about "speed interviewing"--comparable to those speed dating lunches where you sit with a potential date for 5 minutes and talk until a bell rings. In this process, applicants go through a series of interviewers at 5- to 10-minute intervals and must tell how their skill sets fit in with the company's needs.
The article acknowledges that this process is heavily weighed to the outgoing extroverts who can get their personal "elevator pitch" out in a few minutes. Seems to me it would only work for a few jobs--sales and customer service come to mind.
I don't think I ever would have gotten this job--or any job--using this process, or through a "phone screen" for that matter.The article says preparation for this process is the key, but I don't think I would do well no matter how prepared I was.
What do you all think of this?