How to face Interview

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The job interview is a process to determine whether an applicant is suitable for a position of employment or not.

The fundamentals for success in Job Interview –

  1. Honesty and Truthful: Do not pretend it creates a negative impression. Do not exaggerate.
  2. Quality: Your first impression is your CV and along with that your physical presentation and dialogue is equally important
  3. Trust: Interviewers want to know about your value system. Do not pretend. Just be yourself.

The techniques:

1) Be punctual: Arrive on time for the job interview. If you encounter unavoidable circumstances communicate by calling the organisation and informing them about your late arrival.

2) Dress Code: Dress according to the organization. Learn more about the organization and you will be in a better position to judge as to what should be work by you for the interview.

3) Body Language: Have a positive body language. Non-verbal communication is as important than the verbal communication. Maintain an eye contact with the interviewer. This shows confidence.

4) Language: Choosing a language is very important for the type of company you are applying for. If you are opting for a multinational company you need to communicate in English. If you are applying in an organisation where you can speak in Hindi, you can do so. Do not speak in code words.

Types of Job Interview

Traditional Face to Face Interview – Most interviews are face to face and the goal as an interviewee is to maintain good eye contact.

Convince the interviewer why you are a suitable candidate and why you should be selected.

Your goal is to establish rapport and show how your qualifications will serve their purpose.

Panel / Committee Interview

  • In this situation, there is more than one interviewer. It may be from 3 to ten.
  • You have to concentrate on the interviewer asking questions and also maintain eye contact with rest of the interviewers as you need to convince all of them
  • Remember to take your time in answering questions
  • Reply to the point

Behavioral Interview

  • In this type of interview, the interviewer selects a candidate based on his past behavior and predicts future course of action
  • The interviewer wants to know about facts and the results achieved by a particular course of action. They want to know about your working behaviour and your orientation towards work. Your attitude towards the situation whether its positive or negative.
  • These type of interview starts with “ Give me example about a time when “, or “ Tell me about a situation when “

Case Interview

  • This type of interview in conducted to demonstrate your problem-solving skills
  • You can ask questions and ask for clarifications if confused. It’s always better to clarify by asking the interviewer.
  • Go for deep thought. Analyse the situation and then come to the conclusion. Think from every perspective.
  • Be open for feedback and ready to listen if your answer is wrong. This will give you a positive image.
  • There is no ultimate solution, the interviewer wants to check your problem-solving skills.
  • Ask for a pen or paper if necessary or bring your own.

Telephone Interview –

Many interviews are conducted on phone when the candidate is residing far away from the place of interview

  • Your only medium of conversation is the telephone. It’s better to choose a quiet place with proper light and a good connection so that the link does not break in the middle.
  • Have a copy of resume with you and be present at the specified time. It’s always better to keep all your engagements at bay and concentrate on the interview. This will help you in answering properly.
  • Ask your friends not to call you or disturb you on the Telephone number your interview is going to be conducted.
  • Show your enthusiasm and positive energy while answering questions. It should be displayed in your voice.
  • You will be solely judged for the next level based on your selection in the first level so concentrate and don’t deviate from the point. Do not get lost and don’t lose focus of the interview.
  • Listen carefully to all questions and then answer, If you are unclear or voice gets disrupted ask them to pardon the question. It’s always better to be clear while answering questions.

 

Duration – 2 Days (Duration may vary according to the size of the group)

Program Outline:

  • Importance of Self Confidence and Positive Attitude
  • Importance of Goal Setting
  • Types of Job Interview
  • What Interviewer’s looked for in a candidate?
  • 3 P’s of Interview
  • Prepare for STAR Response
  • Dress Code for Interview
  • Verbal Communication & Body Language
  • Stress Buster during Interview
  • Role of Attitude during Interview
  • Do and Don’t of Interview

Methodology

  • Lecture, Mock Interviews and Feedback
  • Each student will go through one round of personal interview with the trainer
  • Each student will receive personal feedback after the interview

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