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  • 1. Successful Interview Begins WithSuccessful Interview Begins With PreparationPreparation IntroductionIntroduction According to World Bank Report today Indian Graduates are Jobless because theirAccording to World Bank Report today Indian Graduates are Jobless because their Education System is thatEducation System is that much old that they are not able to convert into source of Income. Our education systemmuch old that they are not able to convert into source of Income. Our education system is 1970 and ouris 1970 and our Education Departments have no time to change according to current situation. AccordingEducation Departments have no time to change according to current situation. According to World Bankto World Bank Report, today about 90% Graduates are jobless in India. Its clear indication that onlyReport, today about 90% Graduates are jobless in India. Its clear indication that only Graduation degree isGraduation degree is not sufficient to convert into any source of Income. On the other hand Government isnot sufficient to convert into any source of Income. On the other hand Government is saying that they can’tsaying that they can’t provide jobs to everyone then what’s the remedy? Parents thinking is one day will comeprovide jobs to everyone then what’s the remedy? Parents thinking is one day will come in their life when theirin their life when their children will be a helpful stick in their old age. Now lets think, one side ours educationchildren will be a helpful stick in their old age. Now lets think, one side ours education system is not enoughsystem is not enough that can provide employment another side government sector can’t provide jobs tothat can provide employment another side government sector can’t provide jobs to everyone, as far as privateeveryone, as far as private
  • 2. Successful Interview Begins WithSuccessful Interview Begins With PreparationPreparation A job Interview is your chance to show an employer whatA job Interview is your chance to show an employer what he or she will get if you're hired. That is why it ishe or she will get if you're hired. That is why it is essential to be well prepared for the Interview. Toessential to be well prepared for the Interview. To prepare means knowing about the industry, the employerprepare means knowing about the industry, the employer and yourself.and yourself.
  • 3. Questions Mostly AskedQuestions Mostly Asked  Tell me about yourself?Tell me about yourself?  What are your weaknesses?What are your weaknesses?  What skills do you have that would benefit ourWhat skills do you have that would benefit our company?company?  Why did you leave your last job?Why did you leave your last job?
  • 4. Questions Mostly AskedQuestions Mostly Asked Tell me About Yourself.Tell me About Yourself. Your answer should contain much more about your job skills than your personalYour answer should contain much more about your job skills than your personal life. Talk about thelife. Talk about the growth of your career, what you’ve learned from previous employment or evengrowth of your career, what you’ve learned from previous employment or even things like how yourthings like how your volunteer work helped you develop your organisational, time management andvolunteer work helped you develop your organisational, time management and leadership skills.leadership skills.
  • 5. Questions Mostly AskedQuestions Mostly Asked What Are Your Weaknesses?What Are Your Weaknesses? A "good" weakness might be that you have trouble leaving the office behindA "good" weakness might be that you have trouble leaving the office behind when you go home inwhen you go home in the evenings. This is a very difficult question that is not asked often, but it'sthe evenings. This is a very difficult question that is not asked often, but it's the one you shouldthe one you should prepare for anyway. If you talk about your temper, your tendency to gossip orprepare for anyway. If you talk about your temper, your tendency to gossip or the fact that you'rethe fact that you're lazy, you may as well pack up and go home right then. If you mention alazy, you may as well pack up and go home right then. If you mention a weakness such as your lackweakness such as your lack of patience with people who don't do their share of the work, you should alsoof patience with people who don't do their share of the work, you should also
  • 6. Questions Mostly AskedQuestions Mostly Asked What skills do you have that would benefit ourWhat skills do you have that would benefit our company?company? If your skills are not exactly those that the company may have requested, you canIf your skills are not exactly those that the company may have requested, you can point out thosepoint out those skills that would be valuable to any company. Examples of these skills are yourskills that would be valuable to any company. Examples of these skills are your ability to plan andability to plan and execute long-term projects, your ability to organise information into usable data,execute long-term projects, your ability to organise information into usable data, your ability toyour ability to
  • 7. Questions Mostly AskedQuestions Mostly Asked Why did you leave your last job?Why did you leave your last job? There is almost always a way of wording the explanation so that you do notThere is almost always a way of wording the explanation so that you do not sound like a "problemsound like a "problem employee" and your former employer does not sound like an undesirable company.employee" and your former employer does not sound like an undesirable company. As unfair as it mayAs unfair as it may seem, there is almost no time when you should say something bad about yourseem, there is almost no time when you should say something bad about your former employer. It canformer employer. It can be said about the lack of potential for upward mobility, the fact that your jobbe said about the lack of potential for upward mobility, the fact that your job responsibilitiesresponsibilities changed to the point that they no longer fit into your career plans, your need forchanged to the point that they no longer fit into your career plans, your need for a more challenginga more challenging job, or anything else that does not get into personalities or other conflicts.job, or anything else that does not get into personalities or other conflicts. Practice your answers toPractice your answers to
  • 8. Types of InterviewTypes of Interview  The Screening InterviewThe Screening Interview  The Selection InterviewThe Selection Interview  The Group InterviewThe Group Interview  The Panel InterviewThe Panel Interview  The Stress InterviewThe Stress Interview
  • 9. Types of InterviewTypes of Interview The Screening InterviewThe Screening Interview Your first Interview with a particular employer will often be the screeningYour first Interview with a particular employer will often be the screening Interview. This is usuallyInterview. This is usually an Interview with someone in human resources; it may take place in person or onan Interview with someone in human resources; it may take place in person or on the telephone. Hethe telephone. He or she will have a copy of your resume in hand and will try to verify theor she will have a copy of your resume in hand and will try to verify the information on it. Theinformation on it. The human resources representative will want to find out if you meet the minimumhuman resources representative will want to find out if you meet the minimum qualifications for thequalifications for the job and, if you do, you will be passed on to the next step.job and, if you do, you will be passed on to the next step.
  • 10. Types of InterviewTypes of Interview The Selection InterviewThe Selection Interview The selection Interview is the step in the process that makes people the most anxious.The selection Interview is the step in the process that makes people the most anxious. The employer knows youThe employer knows you are qualified to do the job, while you may have the skills to perform the tasks that areare qualified to do the job, while you may have the skills to perform the tasks that are required by the job inrequired by the job in question; the employer needs to know if you have the personality necessary to "fit in."question; the employer needs to know if you have the personality necessary to "fit in." However, more than oneHowever, more than one person being Interview ed for a single opening may appear to fit in. So job candidates areperson being Interview ed for a single opening may appear to fit in. So job candidates are often invited back foroften invited back for several Interviews with different people before a final decision is made.several Interviews with different people before a final decision is made.
  • 11. Types of InterviewTypes of Interview The Group InterviewThe Group Interview In a group Interview, several job candidates are Interview ed at once. In anyIn a group Interview, several job candidates are Interview ed at once. In any group, there is agroup, there is a natural process that takes place where the group stratifies into leaders andnatural process that takes place where the group stratifies into leaders and followers. Thefollowers. The Interviewer may also be trying to find out if you are a "team player." The type ofInterviewer may also be trying to find out if you are a "team player." The type of personality thepersonality the employer is looking for determines the outcome of this Interview. There isemployer is looking for determines the outcome of this Interview. There is nothing more to do thannothing more to do than act naturally. Acting like a leader if you are not one may put you into a job foract naturally. Acting like a leader if you are not one may put you into a job for
  • 12. Types of InterviewTypes of Interview The Panel InterviewThe Panel Interview In a panel Interview, several people Interview the candidate at once. It can beIn a panel Interview, several people Interview the candidate at once. It can be quite intimidatingquite intimidating as questions are fired at you. Try to remain calm and establish rapport with eachas questions are fired at you. Try to remain calm and establish rapport with each member of themember of the panel. Make eye contact with each member of the panel as you answer his or herpanel. Make eye contact with each member of the panel as you answer his or her question.question.
  • 13. Types of InterviewTypes of Interview The Stress InterviewThe Stress Interview Stress Interview is a technique sometimes used to weed out candidates who cannotStress Interview is a technique sometimes used to weed out candidates who cannot handle adversity. Thehandle adversity. The Interviewer may try to artificially introduce stress into the Interview by askingInterviewer may try to artificially introduce stress into the Interview by asking questions so quickly that thequestions so quickly that the candidate doesn't have time to answer each one. Another Interviewer trying to introducecandidate doesn't have time to answer each one. Another Interviewer trying to introduce stress may respond tostress may respond to candidate’s answers with silence. The Interviewer may also ask weird questions, not tocandidate’s answers with silence. The Interviewer may also ask weird questions, not to determine what thedetermine what the candidate answers, but how he or she answers.candidate answers, but how he or she answers. According to Interviewing, once you realise what's happening, it's much easier to stayAccording to Interviewing, once you realise what's happening, it's much easier to stay calm because you cancalm because you can mentally reframe the situation. Then you have two choices: Play along or refuse to bementally reframe the situation. Then you have two choices: Play along or refuse to be treated poorly. If you dotreated poorly. If you do play along, the book recommends finding out the legitimate reason later for conducting aplay along, the book recommends finding out the legitimate reason later for conducting a stress Interview .stress Interview . That will determine if this is a company for which you want to work.That will determine if this is a company for which you want to work. Every resume is a one-of-a-kind marketing communication. Writing a great resume doesEvery resume is a one-of-a-kind marketing communication. Writing a great resume does not necessarily meannot necessarily mean you follow all the rules you hear through the grapevine. It does not have to be only oneyou follow all the rules you hear through the grapevine. It does not have to be only one page or follow a specific
  • 14. ResumeResume First impression is most important. Your resume should have a simple, cleanFirst impression is most important. Your resume should have a simple, clean structure. It should bestructure. It should be easy to read, symmetrical, balanced and uncrowned. It should be visuallyeasy to read, symmetrical, balanced and uncrowned. It should be visually appealing and invitingappealing and inviting to the reader. It should have absolutely no errors, no typographical, spelling,to the reader. It should have absolutely no errors, no typographical, spelling, grammar, syntax, orgrammar, syntax, or punctuation errors. No factual errors. A resume must have the following keypunctuation errors. No factual errors. A resume must have the following key information, yourinformation, your name, address, phone number, and your email address at the top of the first page,name, address, phone number, and your email address at the top of the first page, a listing of jobsa listing of jobs held, in reverse chronological order, educational degrees including the highestheld, in reverse chronological order, educational degrees including the highest degree received, indegree received, in reverse chronological order. Focus on whatever is strongest and most impressivereverse chronological order. Focus on whatever is strongest and most impressive that is of phrasingthat is of phrasing the information by using design elements, such as boldface to highlight, italicsthe information by using design elements, such as boldface to highlight, italics to minimise, ampleto minimise, ample surrounding space to draw the eye to certain things.surrounding space to draw the eye to certain things. Wherever possible, prove that you have the desired qualifications through clearWherever possible, prove that you have the desired qualifications through clear
  • 15. Types of ResumeTypes of Resume There are three basic types of resumesThere are three basic types of resumes  Chronological ResumeChronological Resume  Functional ResumeFunctional Resume  Combination ResumeCombination Resume  Curriculum VitaeCurriculum Vitae  First ResumeFirst Resume
  • 16. Types of ResumeTypes of Resume Chronological ResumeChronological Resume It’s a traditional structure for a resume. The experience section is the focus since theIt’s a traditional structure for a resume. The experience section is the focus since the last several jobs arelast several jobs are described in detail. There is no major section of skills or accomplishments at the beginningdescribed in detail. There is no major section of skills or accomplishments at the beginning of the resume. Thisof the resume. This structure is primarily used when you are in the same profession for a long time, in thestructure is primarily used when you are in the same profession for a long time, in the same type of work,same type of work, particularly in very conservative fields. It is also used in certain fields such as law andparticularly in very conservative fields. It is also used in certain fields such as law and academia. It isacademia. It is recommended that the chronological resume always have an "Objective" or "Summary," torecommended that the chronological resume always have an "Objective" or "Summary," to focus the reader.focus the reader. The advantage is that it may appeal to older, more traditional readers and is best used inThe advantage is that it may appeal to older, more traditional readers and is best used in very conservativevery conservative
  • 17. Types of ResumeTypes of Resume Functional ResumeFunctional Resume The functional resume highlights your major skills and accomplishments from the veryThe functional resume highlights your major skills and accomplishments from the very beginning. It helps thebeginning. It helps the reader see clearly what you can do for them, rather than having to read through the jobreader see clearly what you can do for them, rather than having to read through the job descriptions to finddescriptions to find out. It helps target the resume into a new direction or field, by lifting up from all pastout. It helps target the resume into a new direction or field, by lifting up from all past jobs the key skills andjobs the key skills and qualifications to help prove you will be successful in this new direction or field.qualifications to help prove you will be successful in this new direction or field. It is must for career changers, for those with spotty or divergent careers, for those with aIt is must for career changers, for those with spotty or divergent careers, for those with a wide range of skills inwide range of skills in their given profession. It also works for students, military officers, homemakers returningtheir given profession. It also works for students, military officers, homemakers returning to the job market andto the job market and for those who want to make slight shifts in their career direction. It will help you mostfor those who want to make slight shifts in their career direction. It will help you most in reaching for a newin reaching for a new
  • 18. Types of ResumeTypes of Resume Combination ResumeCombination Resume This resume is being used increasingly by candidates to highlight specialThis resume is being used increasingly by candidates to highlight special accomplishments whileaccomplishments while giving employment history in chronological order Professional objectives,giving employment history in chronological order Professional objectives, education, honors, workeducation, honors, work experience and summary.experience and summary.
  • 19. Types of ResumeTypes of Resume Curriculum VitaeCurriculum Vitae It is a format that is used for academic positions. The brevity required in aIt is a format that is used for academic positions. The brevity required in a resume for business typeresume for business type employment does not necessarily apply in academy. It is important in curriculumemployment does not necessarily apply in academy. It is important in curriculum vitae to include allvitae to include all published works, presentations made at professional meetings, awards,published works, presentations made at professional meetings, awards, professional achievements,professional achievements, and more detail about educational studies.and more detail about educational studies.
  • 20. Types of ResumeTypes of Resume First ResumeFirst Resume Even if you have professional degree from a prestigious institution and are looking for a position atEven if you have professional degree from a prestigious institution and are looking for a position at entry level, you need to market yourself effectively to get a plum offer. Your basic task is ofentry level, you need to market yourself effectively to get a plum offer. Your basic task is of communicating the fact that your skills, school and college education work experience,communicating the fact that your skills, school and college education work experience, achievements,achievements, projects and extracurricular activities all add up to make you the right person for the job. Don’tprojects and extracurricular activities all add up to make you the right person for the job. Don’t underestimate the value of your summer jobs, and your extra curricular activities. These areunderestimate the value of your summer jobs, and your extra curricular activities. These are opportunities to use skills related to the job. They are often more job-related than the academicopportunities to use skills related to the job. They are often more job-related than the academic qualification itself. The skills that you can demonstrate through any project or extracurricularqualification itself. The skills that you can demonstrate through any project or extracurricular activity include leadership skills, an ability to negotiate, plan and organise. In the absence of anyactivity include leadership skills, an ability to negotiate, plan and organise. In the absence of any direct organisational experience, these add value to your CV. They help to differentiate you from thedirect organisational experience, these add value to your CV. They help to differentiate you from the crowd and are often the most interesting parts of your CV.crowd and are often the most interesting parts of your CV.
  • 21. Cover LetterCover Letter The cover letter should amplify points that you may or may not have covered inThe cover letter should amplify points that you may or may not have covered in your resume; ityour resume; it serves as your introduction to the organisation. It should be brief andserves as your introduction to the organisation. It should be brief and informative. Several thingsinformative. Several things should be addressed: Explain why you are writing to the organisation. Whenevershould be addressed: Explain why you are writing to the organisation. Whenever possible, the letterpossible, the letter should be addressed to a specific person with the full name and title. Make sureshould be addressed to a specific person with the full name and title. Make sure the name of thethe name of the person addressed is spelled correctly. This person could be the Chief Operatingperson addressed is spelled correctly. This person could be the Chief Operating Officer, the HumanOfficer, the Human Resources Director, or one of the line managers. If responding to anResources Director, or one of the line managers. If responding to an advertisement, give the date ofadvertisement, give the date of the ad, the publication in which the ad was run and the title of the position forthe ad, the publication in which the ad was run and the title of the position for which you arewhich you are enclosing an application. Analyse your skills, acquired both on the job and inenclosing an application. Analyse your skills, acquired both on the job and in volunteer work. Make
  • 22. COURTESYCOURTESY  All Chatting friendsAll Chatting friends  www.yahoo.comwww.yahoo.com  www.naukri.comwww.naukri.com With Regards,With Regards, Ravinesh KumarRavinesh Kumar URL: -URL: - http://ravineshdiary.rediffiland.comhttp://ravineshdiary.rediffiland.com

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