HOW TO FACE INTERVIEW
CONFIDENTLY & PREPAREDLY
Jc Lohith Shetty
PGDPM, MSW, MBA, NET
Asst Professor
St Aloysius College (A...
Tips for Interview Success:
• Highlights
• Purpose the Interview
• How to prepare
• Types of interviews
• The Interview pr...
Purpose
To determine if this Job & your job
qualifications are a Good Match
Why should one hire you?
A. Quality of cover l...
Self – Awareness:
Know yourself
Be very familiar with your resume
Be able to articulate your goals and strengths
Have you...
Position Awareness:
Know the company and specific
job description:
 employees, culture, philosophy,
news, challenges/opp...
Before the Interview:
„ Research the company.
„ Look at the company website.
„ Look at the parent company’s website.
„...
Prepare:
Prepare 3-5 questions for the
interviewer
Review 3-6 key skills about yourself that
fit the position.
Establis...
12 x 12 x 12 Theory
o„People judge you first from 12 feet
away;
o„then they judge you from 12 inches
away; and
oThen, base...
What to wear
Tailored, clean, conservative suit
Polished shoes
Conservative jewelry / accessories.
Little to no cologne
Professional Appearance
Know where to go and where to park
Take a pen, notepad, and couple of
resume copies.
Be 15 minu...
Positive Body Language
Positive Entrance
Enthusiasm
Relaxed smile
Direct Eye contact
Straight posture
Firm Handshake...
Negative Body Language
Types of Interviews
Behavioral / Attitude
Case (Scenarios)
Technical
Written Test / Stress
Telephonic
Presentation a...
Behavioural Interviews contemporary
(Example):
–Tell me about a time that you had a
difficult problem to solve how did you...
Behavioural Interview Responses:
In any Interview
All Interviews:
• Be prepared to be offered drink or food
• Be prepared to meet others in the office
• Be prepared for a t...
Typical Interview Questions:
• Why do you want to work here?
• Why should I hire you?
• What can you do for us that other
...
A Typical Interview Questions
• Expect random questions:
–What was the last book that you read?
–If you were an animal, wh...
Bringing the Interview to a Close:
The last impression is powerful,
too.
„Ask any questions you may have.
„Have a closi...
Closing the Interview: Contd...
Summarize key strengths and match for
the position
Always ask questions
Thank the inter...
The Next Step:
 Follow-up with a thank you note
 Be prepared for negotiating offer (s) or a
second interview
 Contact t...
Thank You
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  1. 1. HOW TO FACE INTERVIEW CONFIDENTLY & PREPAREDLY Jc Lohith Shetty PGDPM, MSW, MBA, NET Asst Professor St Aloysius College (Autonomous) Trainer – Junior Chamber International JCI Mangalore
  2. 2. Tips for Interview Success: • Highlights • Purpose the Interview • How to prepare • Types of interviews • The Interview process • Q & A
  3. 3. Purpose To determine if this Job & your job qualifications are a Good Match Why should one hire you? A. Quality of cover letter B. Quality of Resume C. Interview performance D. Professionalism E. References F. Years of relevant work experience G. Fit with company culture H. Relevant skills I. Internal candidate J. Candidate’s familiarity with the organization
  4. 4. Self – Awareness: Know yourself Be very familiar with your resume Be able to articulate your goals and strengths Have your sales pitch ready to go. Include: Your current position o Relevant experience o Your fit for this position o Include, if possible, 1 recent relevant accomplishment Why you have applied for the position
  5. 5. Position Awareness: Know the company and specific job description:  employees, culture, philosophy, news, challenges/opportunities Primary & secondary functions of job
  6. 6. Before the Interview: „ Research the company. „ Look at the company website. „ Look at the parent company’s website. „ Review business newspapers and magazines. „ Check the local library and on-line resources for news articles. „ Review a competitor’s brochure or website. „ Check with professional organizations.
  7. 7. Prepare: Prepare 3-5 questions for the interviewer Review 3-6 key skills about yourself that fit the position. Establish 10 examples to showcase yourself Practice, practice, practice!!!
  8. 8. 12 x 12 x 12 Theory o„People judge you first from 12 feet away; o„then they judge you from 12 inches away; and oThen, based on the first 12 words out of your mouth.
  9. 9. What to wear Tailored, clean, conservative suit Polished shoes Conservative jewelry / accessories. Little to no cologne
  10. 10. Professional Appearance Know where to go and where to park Take a pen, notepad, and couple of resume copies. Be 15 minutes early Look yourself over once before entering the office
  11. 11. Positive Body Language Positive Entrance Enthusiasm Relaxed smile Direct Eye contact Straight posture Firm Handshake Leaning Slightly Forward Use of Hand Movement Feet Flat on Floor
  12. 12. Negative Body Language
  13. 13. Types of Interviews Behavioral / Attitude Case (Scenarios) Technical Written Test / Stress Telephonic Presentation abilities Committee or group interviews
  14. 14. Behavioural Interviews contemporary (Example): –Tell me about a time that you had a difficult problem to solve how did you try to solve it? What did you learn from the experience? –Give me your best example of working as a team member to accomplish an important goal. What was the goal? What was your role? What were the results?
  15. 15. Behavioural Interview Responses:
  16. 16. In any Interview
  17. 17. All Interviews: • Be prepared to be offered drink or food • Be prepared to meet others in the office • Be prepared for a tour of the building • Be prepared to meet other interviewees • Take a notebook to write notes or questions. • It’s OK to pause before answering a question • Remember: This is about the job fitting with you, too
  18. 18. Typical Interview Questions: • Why do you want to work here? • Why should I hire you? • What can you do for us that other candidates can’t? • Why did you leave your (are you leaving) • What are your strengths and weaknesses? • What are your goals? • When were you most satisfied with your job? 50 COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS.docx
  19. 19. A Typical Interview Questions • Expect random questions: –What was the last book that you read? –If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why? –If you could have dinner with 3 people, who would you choose and why?
  20. 20. Bringing the Interview to a Close: The last impression is powerful, too. „Ask any questions you may have. „Have a closing statement. „Reiterate your ability to fit in and have a value-added impact on the organization. „Ask the interviewer for a business card.
  21. 21. Closing the Interview: Contd... Summarize key strengths and match for the position Always ask questions Thank the interviewer by name Ask about the next step Express an interest in hearing from them
  22. 22. The Next Step:  Follow-up with a thank you note  Be prepared for negotiating offer (s) or a second interview  Contact them by phone or e-mail if you do not hear back within the time frame indicated  Always leave them with a positive impression Interviewing Skills.pps
  23. 23. Thank You

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