Interview Preparation
Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty
Faculty-Business Studies
Ibra College of Technology
Interview Preparation, Dr.
Manishankar Chakraborty
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Contents
• Watch and Introspect
• Introduction
• Preparations-Before
...
Watch and Introspect
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b56eAUCTLok
• What are the learning's derived with reference to a re...
Interview Preparation, Dr.
Manishankar Chakraborty
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Introduction
• A platform to buy (Interviewer) and Sell (Interviewee)...
Interview Preparation, Dr.
Manishankar Chakraborty
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Preparation-Before
• SWOT Analysis and periodical assessment to manag...
Interview Preparation, Dr.
Manishankar Chakraborty
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Preparation-Before
• Contemplating the most difficult/unexpected ques...
Interview Preparation, Dr.
Manishankar Chakraborty
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Do’s during an Interview
• Confidence personified-Verbally and Non-ve...
Interview Preparation, Dr.
Manishankar Chakraborty
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Do’s during an Interview
• Providing Illustrations, Examples to valid...
Interview Preparation, Dr.
Manishankar Chakraborty
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Do’s during an Interview
• A small pause to assimilate thoughts befor...
Interview Preparation, Dr.
Manishankar Chakraborty
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Don'ts during an Interview
• Don’t speak negative about the past (jo...
Interview Preparation, Dr.
Manishankar Chakraborty
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Don’ts during an Interview
• Don’t use very strong perfumes and too ...
Interview Preparation, Dr.
Manishankar Chakraborty
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Don’ts during an Interview
• Don’t be rigid while answering any ques...
Interview Preparation, Dr.
Manishankar Chakraborty
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After the Interview
• Thank the panel of interviewers
• Leave with a...
Watch and Introspect
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KV2rxpQ_Js
• Highlight the major takeaways with reference to a job
...
Interview Preparation, Dr.
Manishankar Chakraborty
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Mock Sessions
• Open to All Volunteers (Video recording of
the mock ...
Case-lets for Analysis
• Read the case-let from the link below and analyze the major
issues with viable solutions so as to...
Interview Preparation, Dr.
Manishankar Chakraborty
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References
• 12/02/2013, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KV2rxpQ_Js ...
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  1. 1. Interview Preparation Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty Faculty-Business Studies Ibra College of Technology
  2. 2. Interview Preparation, Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 2 Contents • Watch and Introspect • Introduction • Preparations-Before • Do’s during an Interview • Don'ts during an Interview • After the Interview • Watch and Introspect • Mock Sessions • Case-let for analysis • References
  3. 3. Watch and Introspect • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b56eAUCTLok • What are the learning's derived with reference to a real life job interview? • Where did you see aspects of value addition in a job referred to in the video? • How is multi-tasking important and where do you see the same depicted in the video? • Highlight the major characteristics of an interviewer and interviewee with reference to the video Interview Preparation, Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 3
  4. 4. Interview Preparation, Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 4 Introduction • A platform to buy (Interviewer) and Sell (Interviewee) • Both parties want the best deal • Buyer has a better edge than the seller owing to competition • USP/Differentiation holds the key • SWOT findings the backbone for differentiation • In a competitive job market, value addition is noticed • Traditional myths has to be busted • Methodical preparation the X-Factor for success
  5. 5. Interview Preparation, Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 5 Preparation-Before • SWOT Analysis and periodical assessment to manage the four variables • Sector/Industry related information • Networking-Virtual and Real • Mock Interview-Self and with Professionals • A professional Resume • Brushing up basic knowledge learnt • Recapitulating the learning from OJT
  6. 6. Interview Preparation, Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 6 Preparation-Before • Contemplating the most difficult/unexpected questions and ways to answer • Company related information • Soft Skills enhancement- Communication, Attitude, Behavior, Personal Grooming, Dress Sense • Professional and Organized folder with all documents • Letter of recommendations, Testimonials, Copies of Certificates, Achievements, References etc. • Relevant questions for the interviewer
  7. 7. Interview Preparation, Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 7 Do’s during an Interview • Confidence personified-Verbally and Non-verbally • Positive body language- Eye contact, right posture, hand movement etc. • Honesty in answering questions • Optimistic approach towards the company and opening • Maintaining the right distance from the interviewer • Simple language during communication • Voice Modulation
  8. 8. Interview Preparation, Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 8 Do’s during an Interview • Providing Illustrations, Examples to validate answers • Focusing on Strengths and its role in contribution • Presenting ones USP and how it can add value • Flexibility and being ‘proverbial jack’ • Relate answers with the organization (pre-interview preparation on company/industry) • Present Achievements, Skills, Honors in line with the job requirement
  9. 9. Interview Preparation, Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 9 Do’s during an Interview • A small pause to assimilate thoughts before answering the questions • Handling stress related questions/situations with ease • Maneuvering the interviewer from weakness related areas to the position of strength • A smiling face with keenness written all over • Keep it Short and Sweet (KISS) approach while answering questions • Able to draw the line between what is to be communicated and what is not to communicated
  10. 10. Interview Preparation, Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 10 Don'ts during an Interview • Don’t speak negative about the past (job, college, school etc.) • Don’t show over or under confidence verbally and non-verbally • Don’t chew gums during an interview • Don’t use the interviewer table to keep belongings of the interviewee • Don’t falsify while answering questions • Don’t answer without answering the exact meaning and context of the questions • Don’t lose temper when provocative questions are asked
  11. 11. Interview Preparation, Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 11 Don’ts during an Interview • Don’t use very strong perfumes and too much of cosmetics • Don’t try to be someone else while in an interview • Don’t fidget with pens, nails, hairs, beards, GSM etc. • Don’t take calls/respond to SMS during an interview • Don’t use any slangs, un-parliamentary words during the interview • Don’t get too personal and friendly with the interviewer even though the interviewer may try to do so • Don’t read out anything from a prepared text
  12. 12. Interview Preparation, Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 12 Don’ts during an Interview • Don’t be rigid while answering any question especially the ones related to the need of flexibility at the workplace • Don’t abuse systems, processes, individuals, companies even if the interviewer provokes you with some instigating remarks • Don’t panic • Don’t show your worries and tension by remaining balanced and cool • Don’t enter the room without permission and with a bang • Don’t bang the door while going out of the interview room
  13. 13. Interview Preparation, Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 13 After the Interview • Thank the panel of interviewers • Leave with a positive body language • Follow-up telephonically or through email • Learn from the shortcomings if you happen to fail • Networking with the professionals irrespective of the outcome of the result would help • Look ahead after analyzing the outcome
  14. 14. Watch and Introspect • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KV2rxpQ_Js • Highlight the major takeaways with reference to a job interview with reference to the video. • Interviewee is observed for every word spelt, and every move made. Comment with reference to the video. • How is non-verbal communication important in an interview? Explain with reference to the video. • Confusing/stressing an interviewee is part of the interviewer’s role. Explain these with reference to the video. Interview Preparation, Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 14
  15. 15. Interview Preparation, Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 15 Mock Sessions • Open to All Volunteers (Video recording of the mock session and complete presentation of the workshop can be sought by requesting at) sulaiman.alharthi@nct.edu.om Happy Interviewing and Enjoy Getting Interviewed!
  16. 16. Case-lets for Analysis • Read the case-let from the link below and analyze the major issues with viable solutions so as to resolve them- • http://manishankarthetrainer.blogspot.com/2013/02/case-let- on-job-interview.html
  17. 17. Interview Preparation, Dr. Manishankar Chakraborty 17 References • 12/02/2013, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KV2rxpQ_Js , Video/You-tube • 12/02/2013, www.manishankarthetrainer.blogspot.com , Blog • 12/02/2013, www.manishankarscribbles.wordpress.com , Blog • 12/02/2013, www.twitter.com/manitwitts , Micro-blog • 12/02/2013, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b56eAUCTLok , Video/You-tube

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