Interview By Mirgaya Thakur
The purpose of following proven interviewing techniques is to increase the probability of getting a job. With so many people vying for so few jobs, employers have many candidate options. They look for reasons to disqualify candidates and reward tho More
During the interview, ask questions (qualify them) such as what qualifications would the ideal person possess-utilizing your listening skills, you then can answer with specifics and examples about your background and why you are qualified. You can’t “sell” if you don’t know what you’re selling! We are equally judged based on the questions we ask and the questions we answer.
Don’t ask questions such as salary, benefits and hours during the first stages of interview! If you’re fortunate enough to have a 2nd interview, or an offer, that would be the appropriate time, when there is confirmed interest, to ask those types of questions.
Don’t “badmouth” former manager or employer, regardless of the circumstances!
During the interview, just be you! Employers can usually tell when someone is trying to be someone they’re not or exaggerating experience. If you don’t know something or don’t have a specific element of experience, it’s OK! The best way to handle it is to be truthful and simply say, “Unfortunately, I haven’t had the opportunity to work on that program in my current role, however, I am willing and do have the foundation skills to pick it up quickly if given the opportunity”.
At the end of the interview, close the deal! Let the hiring manager know you’re interested, why you are a fit and that you want the job. Follow-up with an email (the next day) thanking them for their time, re-iterating your interest and ask when they will be making a decision. If you haven’t heard from the company after this date, it is appropriate to send a warm follow-up email asking for a status update.
So, even if you think you’ve “aced” this interview, you must continue the process of uncovering other opportunities. In the best possible scenario, it would be great to have more than one employment option.
1. One of the most fundamental factors that contributes to the success of an interview is the time and quality of preparation made by you.
2. The degree of preparedness for an interview helps reduce the uncertainty and anxiety prior to the interview.
3. The amount of effort you wish to put into preparation is directly proportional to the importance of the interview.
What all you need to do before interview?
Learn about the organization
It is important to know the background of the institute you apply to. You must read its brochure and visit its website. It is important for the following reasons.
1. Selectors cannot comprehend why and how a person can say he is keen to join an institute about which he knows little or nothing.
2. From the interviewer’s point of view the good applicant is one who has done some homework about the organization.
What you must know is:
1. A brief history of the organization.
2. It’s main features
4. Any important issue of the organization that has been newsworthy.
5. Key people in the organization.
Refresh yourself on your subjects of graduation/post graduation.
1. It is but natural that interviewers would quiz you on your field of specialization.
2. You may like to go back to the principle text books and refresh your knowledge definitions, formulas, concepts and other related issues.
3. An interviewer judges your ability to perform on future tasks on the basis of your past performance.
Through knowledge on claims made
1. You should list your achievements, academic qualifications, prior experience and extra-curricular activities.
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