August 16, 2013

What is a Group Discussion (GD)

Group discussions are popular assessment tools during interviews in many companies in India. I am not aware of this practice being undertaken in the US, although there are many benefits to this approach.

Candidates are placed into groups of 6-10 and given a topic to discuss. Sometimes, group members are given five minutes to plan their stance before starting.

Group discussion activities help the assessors understand the candidate on any of these aspects:
Personality Skills
Assertiveness
Critical Thinking
Encouraging others
Leadership
Initiative
Inclusiveness
Group Work Skills


Language Skills
Pronunciation
Grammar
Language Handling
Ability to politely interrupt
Listening
Eye Contact
Summarizing

To learn more about how to prepare for a group discussion, dos and don'ts and how assessments happen, take a look at the slide shows below.


(This slideshow is not produced by Authentic Journeys.) 

(This slideshow is not produced by Authentic Journeys.) 

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