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Interviews (behavioral focus)

  1. 1. Group Ghanshyam Mishra 171 Aruna Chauhan 179 Himanshu Raghav 156 Bhawna Gupta 162 Vineet Kumar 169Case Interview Workshop2005 (3).ppt
  2. 2. Interviews
  3. 3. An interview isa conversation,usually betweentwo people, thatis confined tospecific subject.The role of theinterviewer is toseek informationand that of theinterviewee is toprovideinformation.
  4. 4. Types of Interview
  5. 5. Contd… 5.Exit 6.AppraisalInterviews Interviews 8.Structured7.Behavioral and Interviews unstructured Interviews
  6. 6. interviewers are Looking for..Expertise/intelligence Indicators of theseAbility attributes • Clarity of presentationCollegiality • Ability to think onFit with the group your feet • Research • Thoughtfulness in answering questions • Working • Depth of questions • Temperament askedProspects for success • Focus toward • Proven track record questions/defensivene ss • Ambition/energy • AttitudeLong-term interest in • Body Languagethe job/(Company)
  7. 7. Skills & Desired Behaviors That an Employer May Be Looking for Decision making & Adoptability problem solving Attention to detail Leadership Honesty/integrity Motivation Energy Communication Independence Interpersonal skills Listening Planning & organization Organizational Critical thinking skills Management Teamwork Risk taking Ability to influence others Work standardsCase Interview Workshop2005 (3).ppt
  8. 8. Interviewers PreparationAsk questions that allow the candidate to do atleast 70% of the talking.Avoid Questions that can be answered in „yes‟ or„no‟. Phrase your questions properly.Ask only one question about one subject at a time.Ask easy questions first.Spend time writing and recording the candidates skills.
  9. 9. Interviewers PreparationNod occasionally to let the applicant know that youare listening.If the applicant does not respond right away toquestion, give him time.Follow up: ask the person to tell you more, to givemore details.Give alternate between easy and difficult one‟s.After this allow the candidate to ask you questionsrelated to job
  10. 10. Interviewers PreparationClose the interview by asking the candidate if anythinghe/she would like to add on.Spend at least 30 minutes reviewing your notes.
  11. 11. Interviewee (Candidate‟s) PreparationDress appropriately.Carry your testimonials in a professional lookingportfolio.Do your research and know the type of interviewyou will be encountering.Do plan to arrive about 10 minutes earlyBring an extra copy of your résuméGreet the interviewers with a smile and bepositive.
  12. 12. Interviewee preparation..… Be comfortable in discussing everything on your resume. Utilize non-verbal communication to show your interest. This may include maintaining proper eye contact, smiling, nodding your head and sitting upright in your chair. Listen attentively to the interviewer. Let the interviewer control the question while you control the answers.Case Interview Workshop2005 (3).ppt
  13. 13. Interviewee preparation…Be comfortable in discussing everything on yourresume.Utilize non-verbal communication to show yourinterest. This may include maintaining proper eyecontact, smiling, nodding your head and sittingupright in your chair.Listen attentively to the interviewer.Let the interviewer control the question while youcontrol the answers.
  14. 14. Interviewee preparation……If you do not know the answer to a question, donot be afraid to admit it.Pause before answering to consider all facts.Do not open yourself to areas of questioning thatcould pose difficulties for you.Focus and Re-focus on your strong points.Do close the interview by telling the interviewersthat you want the job and asking about the next stepin the process.
  15. 15. Typically a company determines skill sets by doing a detailed analysis of the position they are hiring for. It is helpful if you do this too in preparation for the interview by asking yourself some questions such as: • What are the necessary skills to do this job? • What makes a successful candidate? • What would make an unsuccessful candidate? • What is the most difficult part of this job? This will help you to get a feel for what kinds of questions you may anticipate and what to include in your answers.Case Interview Workshop2005 (3).ppt
  16. 16. Think like an Employer… What skills or qualities are needed for a person to be successful in this position?Case Interview Workshop2005 (3).ppt
  17. 17. Preparing for a Behavioral Interview Examine your past work experiences, and be aware of what highlights your skills, attributes, and accomplishments Practice your stories using real-life examples, have specifics that focus on your involvement Look over skill sets and sample questions here and on suggested websites. Know your resume and all your experiences well Be knowledgeable about the job you are applying forCase Interview Workshop2005 (3).ppt
  18. 18. Sample Behavioral Interview Questions Describe a time when you were faced with a stressful situation that demonstrated your coping skills. Tell me about a time when you had to use your persuasion skills to influence someone’s opinion. Describe a situation when you were able to have a positive influence on the actions of others. What have you done in the past to contribute toward a teamwork environment?Case Interview Workshop2005 (3).ppt
  19. 19. More BI Questions… Describe a recent unpopular decision you made and what the result was. Give me an example of a time when you had to keep from speaking or making a decision because you did not have enough information. How do you decide what gets top priority when scheduling your time? Describe an instance when you had to think on your feet and extricate yourself from a difficult situation.Case Interview Workshop2005 (3).ppt
  20. 20. Tips For Answering BI Questions With each question asked, think through what information is being sought – and provide an example from your own experience Don’t ramble – take a moment to collect your thoughts and organize your answer before replying Try not to say ‘we’ too often – the interviewer wants to know what ‘you’ accomplished specifically Use the STAR interviewing techniqueCase Interview Workshop2005 (3).ppt
  21. 21. STAR Technique This is a common strategy for preparing for your interview and answering questions Situation – describe the situation that you were in or Task – describe the task that you needed to accomplish Action – describe the action you took Results – What did you accomplish or learn?Case Interview Workshop2005 (3).ppt
  22. 22. S.T.A.R Example Question: Tell me about a project you initiated. Answer: Situation/Task: During my internship last summer I was responsible for managing “ABC” events … I noticed that attendance at these events had dropped by 30% over the past 3 years… Action: I designed a new promotional packet to go out to the local community businesses… collected feedback on our events… organized internal discussions to raise awareness… Result: We utilized ideas from the community, made our internal systems more efficient and visible and raised attendance by 18% the first year.Case Interview Workshop2005 (3).ppt
  23. 23. Web Sources on Behavioral Interviewing You can find more helpful interviewing tips under the Interviewing Skills Presentation link.Case Interview Workshop2005 (3).ppt
  24. 24. Practice Interview Opportunities Mock Interviews ~Scheduled throughout the semester ~Must be registered on Recruit-A-Duke in order to sign-upCase Interview Workshop2005 (3).ppt
  25. 25. Case Interview Workshop2005 (3).ppt