Guide & Tips
The 11 Reasons For Rejection
In The Interview
1. Poor attitude. Many candidates come across as arrogant. While employers can afford to be self-centered, candidates cannot.
2. Appearance. Many candidates do not consider their appearance as much as they should. First impressions are quickly made in the first three to five minutes.
3. Lack of research. It s obvious when candidates haven t learned about the job, company or industry prior to the interview. Visit the library or use the Internet to research the company, then talk with friends, peers and other professionals about the opportunity before each meeting.
4. Not having questions to ask. More....
Job and Salary Questions (Why Should We Employ You?)
For this question, your answer should list out strengths that you feel are relevant to the job. Given below are some answers which could help you with your answers. However, structure them to suit your requirements.
? I have good co-ordination skills
? Good analytical skills
? I can persuade people to see my point of view, and get the work done
? My greatest asset is my ability to motivate people
? Even during emergencies, I do not loose my cool
? I have good entrepreneurial skills
? I have consistently met my deadlines and targets
? Can say ?no? to people when required to do so!
? I am very co-operative with my sub-ordinates, and would like to see them grow
? I am a good team player
? I am very flexible, and have the ability to work hard under difficult work conditions
? I have the experience and knowledge relevant to this job (Here, give appropriate details and examples)
Have You Applied to Any Other Company?
This is of course a difficult question to answer. Obviously, you must have applied to other companies if you are looking for a job. Therefore, do not lie that you have not. However, you are on thin ice here! The interviewer could be checking your honesty. On the other hand, he/she may also be trying to find out how focused you are - are you applying randomly, or is there a well-planned strategy?
Whatever your answer, it should match your career goals.
What Is Your Job Profile In the Current Job?
The interviewer is trying to find out if your experience can help the company ? if you have the relevant skills or not! While answering this type of a question, give all details about your job profile, and also mention any special skills that you imparted to the job.
What Salary Are You Drawing?
The question is not difficult to answer ? just be honest and give the figure. In all probability, your next employer may base your salary on this amount. However, the problem arises when you feel you are being underpaid
26 Commandments for Personal Interviews
You have fared well in the written test and the group discussion.
You are just a step away from admission to your dream programme -- the personal interview.
A panel of management experts, a battery of questions. Are you perspiring already?
Well, a personal interview could actually be challenging and fun if you just relax and remain focused. Think of it as a conversation between the interview panel and yourself, so enjoy it thoroughly.
To begin with, there are four main focus areas in any personal interview:
* Personal details
* Academic details
* Your background
* Current affairs
Commandments for every personal interview
Even after months of preparation, some candidates do not perform well inside the interview room.
The trick is to follow the below commandments practice them during mock interview sessions diligently. You are sure to crack the personal interview.
1. Whenever the interviewer asks any questions, listen carefully. Do not interrupt him midway. Ask for a clarification if the question is not clear. Wait a second or two before you answer. And don t dive into the answer!
2. Speak clearly. Don t speak very slowly. Be loud enough so that the interviewers don t have to strain their ears.
3. Brevity is the hallmark of a good communicator. An over-talkative or verbose person...
Use these hints, and say goodbye to your interview phobia!