Poll: Do you think four job interviews for a single role is too many?

Google Ireland used to quiz candidates as many as 16 times.

By Conor McMahon Reporter, Fora

IN A RECENT interview with Fora, Google’s head of HR in Ireland revealed that the search giant used to interview job applicants as many as 16 times before offering them a position.

Helen Tynan said a few years ago it was common for candidates to be quizzed “by person after person”, even for junior-level roles.

Today, people applying for jobs at Google typically go through about four interviews – “the optimal number” – before being accepted for a role.

Nevertheless, job interviews are usually time-consuming for both parties, so lengthening the recruitment process can be a costly exercise for an employer.

With that in mind, we’re asking Fora readers this week: Do you think four job interviews for a single role is too many?

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