some interview tips to learn and practice
An interview is a final step for selection to any job. Eligibility for giving interview means that the candidate have right aptitude and knowledge for the job, he has required knowledge about the subject. A one-one communication in the form of interview makes the decision final that whether the candidate should be selected for the job or not.
Different types of interview sessions
1) Questions asked on the basis of your CV and past academics background.
2) Interview by a number of people where the candidate is pressurized by asking number of question during the same time.
3) Interview on doing and explaining some task on some traits like leadership, management etc.
General Tips before interview
Try to appear your best at the Interview. Your appearance should convey that you have taken the interview seriously. Do not try to turn up in the interview in a manner that does not suit you. Some basics in grooming will help.
a. Well Groomed Hair
b. Well Pressed Shirt
c. Polished Shoes
2. Know about the company. You should learn as much as you can about the company. A good place to start is the company’s website. If you have been referred through a friend also have a frank discussion with him or her. Also, do a google search on the company to understand what others are saying about the company.
3. Answer clearly and directly. Spell out your ideas as clearly as you can. Also try to substantiate your ideas with examples. Don’t be overly wordy and try to keep your answers to the point. Do not try to deviate too much from the question.
4. Do not be argumentative. Present your viewpoint and be professional. If you do not agree with something the Interviewer has said do not spurn it as invalid. Learn to understand their point of view even if it clashed with your own. This does not mean that you need to accept their point of view.
5. Be prepared with questions for the Interviewer. Most interviewers will give you a chance to ask questions. Use this opportunity to show your knowledge and interest in the company. Also this is a good opportunity to clear any doubts that you have.
6. Address the Interviewer politely. It is always polite to refer to the Interviewer as SIR or Maam. You can also address them their Surname (Mr. XXX or Mrs. XXX). Do not use terms such as Honey, Girl, Dude, Yaar etc.
7. Be Confident. Be confident, you have prepared well and this should show in your confidence level in the interview.
Preparation tips for interview round
1) Read your resume completely.
2) Prepare question which can be asked by the interview panel. Questions related to your academic records and your hobbies are generally asked by the interview panel.
3) Read about the organisation for which you are interviewed, go through the official website of the organisation once completely and have a look on the products and services offered by the company.
4) Rehearse your interview round, gave interview in front of your teacher or an interview expert few times before the actual interview.
“Be punctual – Arrive on time better half an hour earlier. Have a positive body language, good eye contact, wear neat and clean clothes”
Common Interview Questions
Tell Me a Little About Yourself?
Ans – This is the most general and probably the most difficult question, as one has to cover up the entire life story within a couple of minutes.
What’s Your Biggest Weakness?
Ans – This is one of the most common questions that every job applicant face and by this, the Interviewer wants to check your challenging ability to face different situation.
What experience do you have in this field?
Ans – Mention specific information related to the position you are attaining the interview otherwise tell him that you are a fresher and have just completed your academics.
Are you a team player?
Ans – Working together as a team is the key point in achieving greater goal than anyone could have achieved individually.
Tell me about your ability to work under pressure.
Ans – To answer this question give an example related to you?re past job and how did you handle it.