Interview success and tips for interviews

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Dr. A K TIWARIInterview Success and Tips for Interviews Interview Success and Tips for Interviews: 1 Dr A K TIWARI Prepare: Before going for an interview:– Know the company name, job description and other relevant details– Collect information about the company from company’s website or any other source– Understand the role of your department– Be sure about the date, time, venue of the personal interview– Print two copies of your resume and check for spelling / grammatical errors, missing information– Carry two passport-size snaps,– Think of the interview questions you might face and do mirror practice of all till you are satisfied. Interview Success and Tips for Interviews: 2 Dr A K TIWARI Prep-• Your dress-up reflects your choice, how much you respect yourself and your professionalism. Formal, simple , sober• Check your resume thoroughly for sentence framing, grammar, spelling mistakes, correctness of information, consistency etc. Don’t give false/exaggerated information in CV.• Remember your % marks of each semester, training and project title• Carry at least 2 copies of your resume in a neat folder• Have a cheerful mind• Be confident Interview Success and Tips for Interviews: 3 Dr A K TIWARI DRESSING: BOYS• Traditional business attire, i.e. formals – navy blue or gray suit or sports coat and nice slacks, and a long sleeved pressed dress shirt.• Ties should be silk and coordinate well with the suit. Avoid any flashy or “theme” ties such as ties with cartoon characters or seasonal events.• Jewelry should be limited to one ring per hand / a dress watch. No earrings, and of course, no TATTOOS and visible body piercings!• Shoes should be polished and leather dress shoes in black, dark burgundy or brown are best. Socks should match suit color.• Hair neatly combed and clean. Facial hair well groomed as well.• Avoid using too much cologne or after-shave.• Well manicured nails. Interview Success and Tips for Interviews: 4 Dr A K TIWARI DRESSING : GIRLS• Salwar suit with dupatta- White, light blue, light pink or Conservative business suit, dress or pants suit. Most appropriate colors are blue, gray, black or tan. Full Sleeved plain shirt with jeans- white/blue. Or white / light colored plain sari-with border, not much printed.• Jewelry should be modest with one ring , earrings no longer than ½ inch, no necklace, and no tattoos or visible body piercings!• Avoid excessively long fingernails. Your nail polish should be a subtle color and applied neatly.• Shoes should be no more than a 2-inch heels and should complement your outfit.• your hair should be well groomed and clean.• Avoid wearing too much cologne, perfume, or make-up. Interview Success and Tips for Interviews: 5 Dr A K TIWARI TIPS during interview• Dont speak negatively about your college or former or current employer or divulge confidential information• Always remain positive during the interview even if things arent going as well as youd hoped.• Try to leave the interviewer with at least one thing about you that might be unique from other candidates that would be valuable to the company if they hired you.• If during an interview you realize that the position is not of interest to you, complete the interview and answer the questions as you would if you were interested in the job.• Dont give any wrong information.• Be Relaxed and comfortable Interview Success and Tips for Interviews: Dr A K TIWARI 6 WRONG WAYS to enterInterview Success and Tips for Interviews: Dr A K TIWARI 7 Smile and Firm HandshakeInterview Success and Tips for Interviews: 8 Dr A K TIWARI Commonly Asked Interview Questions and Suggested Answers• Describe yourself as a person• What are your strengths and your weaknesses?• Where do you see yourself five years from now?• Why should we consider you for this post?• What if you do not get this job?• Why you have chosen HR/FIN/IT/MKT as your career ? Do mirror practice Interview Success and Tips for Interviews: Dr A K TIWARI 9 Describe yourself as a personPeople tell me that I am a very confident and mature person. I think one reason people tell me that I am confident because in any situation of my life I handle it with a positive attitude. [GIVE EXAMPLE] Interview Success and Tips for Interviews: 10 Dr A K TIWARI What are your strengths and your weaknesses? • STRENGTHS : – I am a determined person. – I love perfection and I achieve it most of the times. – I am sincere, honest and hardworking. WEAKNESSES: When I take up some commitment, I invest so much energy, hardwork and efforts in it that I sometimes neglect my personal life, social life, health and family life. My strength of being a determined person is also my weakness.Tip : tell your strength in your weakness Interview Success and Tips for Interviews: 11 Dr A K TIWARI Where do you see yourself five years from now?• I have observed that your company has grown very fast in the last five years. I want to contribute my services and be a part of this growth. I think in five years I would like to see myself as a Head of a Department. Interview Success and Tips for Interviews: 12 Dr A K TIWARI Why should we consider you for this post?• I know about myself, hence I can comment about myself. I not only have relevant training and experience in the required field,• I have also knowledge in the required field• also, I am passionate about my work. I think these qualities qualify me for this job. Interview Success and Tips for Interviews: 13 Dr A K TIWARI What if you do not get this job?• Based on my qualifications, experience and skills, I am very sure that I deserve and will get this job. But for some reason, if you decide to select somebody else, I will respect your decision and would like to know from you the reason. I will then work on the skills that need improvement and maybe come back to you again. Interview Success and Tips for Interviews: 14 Dr A K TIWARI Interview is arranged to understand aspects of your personality. A lot of explanation is required and real life / other examples play a very important role in putting your point across. When you just say "I have a positive attitude." Thats not enough, GIVE EXAMPLEDo not lie:There are very high chances that you will benervous in an interview for various reasons. Ifyou put forward a wrong information ("I have 7years work experience in Sales" when you haveonly 2) You will have a tough time justifying ifthe interviewer asks many questions. On theother hand, if you dont knowsomething, admit it gracefully. Interview Success and Tips for Interviews: 15 Dr A K TIWARI SPEAKING SKILL • your voice : soft, intense but not loud • your speaking style : confident but polite • Accent: no regionalityInterview Success and Tips for Interviews: Dr A K TIWARI 16 BODY LANGUAGE• Body language is a term for communication using body movements or gestures• It is paralanguage, which describes all forms of human communication that are not verbal language.• official expressions. Interview Success and Tips for Interviews: 17 Dr A K TIWARI • DON’T DO • DO • winking and slight movement of the • Consistent eye contact can eyebrows indicate that a person is • A harsh or blank facial expression thinking positively often indicates outright unfriendliness. • Interest can be indicated • crosses his or her arms across the through posture or extended chest. This can indicate that a person eye contact. is putting up an unconscious barrier • Maintain random eye contact • Disbelief is often indicated by movement with all interviewer averted gaze, or by touching the ear • Stand straight and look or scratching the chin. So is eyestrain, or itchiness. nose itching professional. Don’t look like a • unfocused eyes may indicate ocular cat walk model problems in the listener. • stay rigid to the spot • Boredom is indicated by the head • Use gestures to help the tilting to one side, interviewer understand what • Aimless feet movement , pacing up you’re saying. and down, shifting from side to side. Move forward towards your audience when you want to make a really big point. Move backwards when you want them to reflect on something. Move to your left or right to change the subject or pace of your delivery.Interview Success and Tips for Interviews: 18 Dr A K TIWARI Para-language Interview Success and Tips for Interviews: 19 Dr A K TIWARI Interview Success and Tips for Interviews: 20 Dr A K TIWARI Show gestureInterview Success and Tips for Interviews: Dr A K TIWARI 21 Ask in case of congenial atmosphere• An interview is not about just talking and answering questions. After major part of interview is completed, if appropriate, asking couple of questions will demonstrate your interest in the job and will also make you aware of your role, if selected. Suggested questions: – What will be my exact role in the company? – What will be my key performance parameters? – What are company’s future plans? – What will be my career-path in your company? – What will be compensation/package ? – What will be place of working ?Demonstrate that you have thought seriously about this career path and thiscompany by asking intelligent questions about the position. Interview Success and Tips for Interviews: 22 Dr A K TIWARI 5 Biggest mistakes freshers make during a Job InterviewKaushik Basu, Ex- HR Head, Infosys 1. Arriving Late 2. Not knowing enough about the Company 3. Inappropriate dressing 4. Not a happy face 5. Not rehearsing for the interview Interview Success and Tips for Interviews: 23 Dr A K TIWARI • Double-check the time and location of the interview.• Prepare what you want to say in the interview. Rehearse with mock interviews• Review your resume. Interview Success and Tips for Interviews: 24 Dr A K TIWARI Job Interview Good Signs: Signs That Your Interview Went Well1. The interviewer acts interested (sits up straight), polite, listens carefully, asks good questions and thediscussion goes smoothly.2. The job interview lasts more than the scheduled time. Say – more than 30 minutes.3. You are introduced to the other team members.4. The interviewer spends time answering your questions. He or she tells you many details about the jobduties, responsibilities, company culture, workplace environment etc. – he “sells” the position to you…5. The interviewer asks for your references.6. He or she does not answer phone calls during your interview.7. The interviewer asks about your availability – when could you start?8. Your salary expectations are asked and discussed.9. They say that they are going to call you soon.10. You can read in the interviewer’s eyes that he or she really liked your answers.11. The interviewer schedules the next interview right after the job interview – they really do their best tointerview you a second time.12. The interviewer smiles when shaking your hand and gives you his business card telling you to call his cellphone concerning any question. Now, could you tell if your interview went well? Though it sometimes tough, try to differentiate between the ‘promising signs’ and the ‘warning signs’ to bolster your self confidence. Interview Success and Tips for Interviews: 25 Dr A K TIWARI Interview Success and Tips for Interviews: Dr A K TIWARI 26