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  • 1. Effective Interview Skills By Group 1
  • 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. What market needs  Competencies   Professional - (Areas of work Specialization required) Personal - (Interpersonal Skills) Computer skills Responsibilities (Key duties / responsibilities of the position)
  • 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. 1. Presentation and Manner
  • 6. First Impression, General appearance, Confidence, Posture, Cleanliness
  • 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. 2. Attitude, Stability, Maturity
  • 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. 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. 3. Communication
  • 12. Expression and Clarity of thought, Concise manner, Listening skills, Understanding and responding to questions.
  • 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. 4. Motivation and Ambition
  • 15. Self-direction, Energy in work, attitude and clarity about future goals and direction, Areas of interest and candidates effort towards achieving goals.
  • 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. 5. Leadership potential
  • 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. 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. 6. Problem solving skills
  • 21. Analytical abilities, Articulation and organisation of thought, Mental alertness, Grasp of ideas, Problem solving ability.
  • 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. 7. Business understanding and Interest (Relevant to the position interviewed for)
  • 24. Basic understanding and requirements of the task, Previous achievements in the area, future development plans.
  • 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. 8. General interests
  • 27. Participation in extra curricular activities, Active pursuit in hobbies, Attitude towards life in general
  • 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