Google the employer and the senior members of the staff for the reputation (see 50 Google Searches to Avoid Layoffs and Bad Employers).
Check out the Linked In Profiles for the employer, the interviewer names (if you have them), and the staff names you find in Linked In and Google (see The Winning Difference: Pre-Interview Preparation for Your Job Interview).
Therefore, chances are not large that you will experience a speed interview, but, if you prepare for the worst you will shine in a traditional interview venue as well! Laura De Carlo is recognized as the career industry’s ‘career hero’ making a difference to both job seekers and career professionals as the founder of Career Directors International.
Typically, it takes place at that employer's location.
This may be the first interview the candidate has for a job with an employer.
Repeat the person's name, if you are introduced, as in "Nice to meet you [name]." Then, be ready to answer the first question. Your questions demonstrate (to them) your interest in the job and also help you decide if you want the job if they decide to make you an offer.
Also, have "networking cards" ready (your non-work "business" card) to give to each interviewer in exchange for their business card.
Or, the job candidate remains seated at a table and different interviewers take turns sitting opposite the candidate.
Collect a business card from each interviewer (and give them a copy of your business card), or ask for the names of each person who interviews you.
When the interview is scheduled, ask for details about the interview, like the names and job titles of the people who will be interviewing you.
This should help you in your preparation and follow up.
The goal of speed interviews is to save everyone's time, and to interview as many people as possible, as quickly as possible.
It also gives employers a chance to see how the candidates respond to pressure and competition.
As usual, you must always act and look professional and well groomed.