The interview process can vary from recruiter to recruiter and even in-house and certainly by roles depending on their complexity. Most often, an interview process includes an initial screening interview followed by a second or even a third interview before references are sought and a job offer made. If a candidate is applying for a role via an agency, then the recruiter conducts a pre-interview screening to gauge whether they are suitable for the role beyond what their resume infers. The next interview is then conducted by the hiring manager at the company they hope to work at and if the role requires it, a further interview with senior stakeholders. Interviews can be either one-on-one or conducted in a group with other candidates or with a panel.