Effective Interview Skills
By
Group 1
What market needs
 Objective (What is the objective / purpose of




the position?)
Education (Desired education level ...
What market needs
 Competencies




Professional - (Areas of work Specialization required)
Personal - (Interpersonal ...
What market needs
 Processes Ownership



Main output for which the position is
responsible
Where this position partic...
1. Presentation and Manner
First Impression, General appearance,
Confidence, Posture, Cleanliness
Positive Indicators
– Neat and clean formal business clothes
– General cleanliness, trimmed facial hair
– Upright posture,...
2. Attitude, Stability, Maturity
Sense of responsibility, Attitude towards
work, society and family, Self discipline,
Work ethics, Friction with previous
e...
Positive Indicators
– Builds positive relationships with people
– Seeks to understand expectations
– Tactful and diplomati...
3. Communication
Expression and Clarity of thought,
Concise manner, Listening skills,
Understanding and responding to
questions.
Positive Indicators
– Communicates clearly and concisely
– Appears friendly and personable
– Shares information
– Listens ...
4. Motivation and Ambition
Self-direction, Energy in work, attitude
and clarity about future goals and
direction, Areas of interest and
candidates ef...
Positive Indicators
– Clear understanding about personal career
& goals
– Plans a strategy towards achieving desired
resul...
5. Leadership potential
Previous leadership experience, degree
of assertiveness, confidence level,
ability to motivate others, sincere effort
to r...
Positive Indicators
– Has experience of leading others
– Has experience of working actively in groups
– Demonstrates abili...
6. Problem solving skills
Analytical abilities, Articulation and
organisation of thought, Mental
alertness, Grasp of ideas, Problem
solving ability.
Positive Indicators
– Provides considered answers in tackling questions
– Demonstrates sound judgment and reasoning
– Give...
7. Business understanding and Interest
(Relevant to the position interviewed for)
Basic understanding and requirements of
the task, Previous achievements in the
area, future development plans.
Positive Indicators
– Demonstrates interest and understanding of
business
– Demonstrates understanding of the industry
– K...
8. General interests
Participation in extra curricular
activities, Active pursuit in hobbies,
Attitude towards life in general
Positive Indicators
– Physically maintains his/her self
– Active in social and/or public events
– Constructive and intelle...
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Effective interview skills

  1. 1. Effective Interview Skills By Group 1
  2. 2. What market needs  Objective (What is the objective / purpose of   the position?) Education (Desired education level for the position?) Academic Professional Work experiences (what type of experience should the position holder have?)
  3. 3. What market needs  Competencies   Professional - (Areas of work Specialization required) Personal - (Interpersonal Skills) Computer skills Responsibilities (Key duties / responsibilities of the position)
  4. 4. What market needs  Processes Ownership  Main output for which the position is responsible Where this position participates Other Skills Presentation Skills Communication Skills Analytical Skills
  5. 5. 1. Presentation and Manner
  6. 6. First Impression, General appearance, Confidence, Posture, Cleanliness
  7. 7. Positive Indicators – Neat and clean formal business clothes – General cleanliness, trimmed facial hair – Upright posture, agility, enthusiasm, pleasantness Negative Indicators – Casual clothes, denim jeans, stained or soiled – Soiled, dirty or unkempt appearance – Drooping or sluggish posture
  8. 8. 2. Attitude, Stability, Maturity
  9. 9. Sense of responsibility, Attitude towards work, society and family, Self discipline, Work ethics, Friction with previous employers, peers, colleagues, Frequency in job change, Relationships with friends, peers.
  10. 10. Positive Indicators – Builds positive relationships with people – Seeks to understand expectations – Tactful and diplomatic – Maintains relationships in difficult situations Negative indicators – Difficulty in building relationships – Inappropriate handling of problems – Emotional and erratic – Insensitive to others
  11. 11. 3. Communication
  12. 12. Expression and Clarity of thought, Concise manner, Listening skills, Understanding and responding to questions.
  13. 13. Positive Indicators – Communicates clearly and concisely – Appears friendly and personable – Shares information – Listens and responds appropriately to questions asked – Comes across as relaxed & easy to talk to Negative indicators – Hesitant in speech, lacks clarity, inappropriately brief response – Strays from the point – Doesn’t answer the question
  14. 14. 4. Motivation and Ambition
  15. 15. Self-direction, Energy in work, attitude and clarity about future goals and direction, Areas of interest and candidates effort towards achieving goals.
  16. 16. Positive Indicators – Clear understanding about personal career & goals – Plans a strategy towards achieving desired results – Aware about personal strengths & shortcomings – Works towards self development Negative indicators – Confused and unclear in personal goals – Haphazard and irrelevant goals – Indecisive
  17. 17. 5. Leadership potential
  18. 18. Previous leadership experience, degree of assertiveness, confidence level, ability to motivate others, sincere effort to reach mutually agreed and workable goals, empathy with others.
  19. 19. Positive Indicators – Has experience of leading others – Has experience of working actively in groups – Demonstrates ability to motivate and support – Manages own time effectively – Looks for evidence to substantiate personal opinion and views – Achievements as a leader Negative indicators – No experience of sharing information with others or team work – Lack of understanding about team shared goals – Lacks planning / organisation – Doesn’t show interest in others view – Insecure about own opinions and views
  20. 20. 6. Problem solving skills
  21. 21. Analytical abilities, Articulation and organisation of thought, Mental alertness, Grasp of ideas, Problem solving ability.
  22. 22. Positive Indicators – Provides considered answers in tackling questions – Demonstrates sound judgment and reasoning – Gives examples of analyzing and resolving problems – Comes up with lateral solutions to problems – Describes situations of his/her good decisions Negative indicators – Is not logical, structured and coherent in describing problems – Does not demonstrate a logical and consistent approach – Does not tackle problems at an early stage – Does not anticipate issues – Prefers to refer problems to others over taking self initiative
  23. 23. 7. Business understanding and Interest (Relevant to the position interviewed for)
  24. 24. Basic understanding and requirements of the task, Previous achievements in the area, future development plans.
  25. 25. Positive Indicators – Demonstrates interest and understanding of business – Demonstrates understanding of the industry – Keen interest in general business and financial issues – Speaks enthusiastically about studies and previous jobs Negative indicators – No understanding of the Industry and role of the professional – Does not demonstrate understanding of wider business factors – Lacks understanding of how a company operates – Lack of interest in general business and financial issues
  26. 26. 8. General interests
  27. 27. Participation in extra curricular activities, Active pursuit in hobbies, Attitude towards life in general
  28. 28. Positive Indicators – Physically maintains his/her self – Active in social and/or public events – Constructive and intellectual hobbies – Has a positive attitude towards self, society and life Negative indicators – Apparently physically unfit – Remorseful towards self society and life – Lacks interest in any activity
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