Face to Face
This is still the most common medium for interviews. Normally there will be one or two interviewers.
The job market is vast and rapidly changing. The important thing to remember is that job opportunities always exist, whatever the state of the economy. The key is finding out where they are.
There are several possible reasons:
the decision to recruit might not have yet been made
Remember the interview process is a two way communication. You have a decision to make about the position and whether you want to take it.
Sophisticated interview techniques have been developed to try to overcome individual biases, to make the process fairer and to allow for nerves amongst candidates. However, body language is still important because it can give away unconscious clues to how you are feeling which might contradict what you are saying.