Panel or Committee Interview The panel/committee interview, while it at first may seem intimidating, can easily be turned into an opportunity for you to demonstrate your communication skills and secure the position you seek. TIPS Although there will be several interviewers, be sure to make primary eye contact when answering a question with the interviewer who asked it. Make sure you don’t solely focus on them though; make eye contact with the other interviewers while you answer. Eye contact is an easy and important way to make a connection with an interviewer and build rapport. Approach the panel/committee interview as you would a group presentation. Speak clearly and slowly and present yourself with poise and a professional demeanor. Your ability to confidently handle the high-pressure situation of a panel/committee interview will reflect well on you as a candidate.