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Continue as if nothing had happened. Panel interviews are one of a variety of legit interview formats and they don't really need or are expected to get your permission ahead of time for it. You might want to instead show interest in what the format, participants, and content of upcoming interviews are by asking the person organizing them instead of assuming ...


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Last interview I had, there was a panel of 7, then a “chat” with the team, then lunch with another part of the team and a final chat with most of the panel. Took my original certificates as they had had copies just so they could check. Told it started at 09.00 for the day, lunch provided. No other info about how it would work, whether other candidates would ...


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Adding to the other answers, there may have been some PhD specific issues at play. In your previous interviews, where you where asked if others could join, you may have been applying to work specifically with one individual. In which case those extra people where there to help the main person decide whether to hire you. While your latest interview it was ...


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