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Walk-In

What is a walk-in interview?

A walk-in interview is like an informal meet-and-greet session that is arranged by companies for interviewing a bunch of people in a short time. Unlike scheduled interviews, you don’t need to take up a formal appointment.

Companies generally have walk-in interviews when they are planning to recruit a number of people at the same time, or at career fairs. Walk-in interviews do not last for as long as a formal interview, and only a few most important questions are asked to the candidates. When a candidate gets shortlisted, they generally have to go through another round of detailed and formal interview, but sometimes candidates can get selected from the walk-in interview itself. It’s unlike how a Gen Z candidate would go about it but walk-in interviews can be highly effective otherwise.

Benefits of Walk-Ins for Employers

1. For checking their efficiency.

2. It helps them to meet a large number of prospective candidates in a short span of time.

3. Helps in quick decision making as recruiters get to meet the candidates face to face, and helps them in making the impression whether they’ll be a cultural fit in the organization or not.

4. Saves both time and resources of the organization.


Benefits of Walk-Ins for Job Seekers

1. It is more of a casual meeting than the normal formal meeting.

2. Applicants get a quick sense of company’s philosophy without devoting much of their time and resource.

3. It gives them a formal idea about themselves being a cultural fit or not.


Disadvantages of Walk-Ins

1. If the person is not prepared it destroys the candidate’s candidature as interviewers first impression is decisive.

2. Such kinds of walk-ins are highly competitive, standing out is a difficult task.

3. All the paperwork etc needs to be completed on the spot.


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