INTERVIEW• An interview is a conversation between two or more people where questions are asked by the interviewer to elicit facts or statements from the interviewee.• Although interviews are a standard part of journalism and media reporting, the focus of this piece is on how interviews can be used as a tool for psychological research
Definition of InterviewHuman Resource Management A somewhat formal discussion between a hirer and anapplicant or candidate, typically in person, in whichinformation is exchanged, with the intention of establishing theapplicant’s suitability for a position
SELF EVALUATION• How your present and past experience relate to the position?• Your current and future career goals.• What skills and expertise you have to offer?• Location salary and life style priorities.• Kinds of people and environment you prefer.
BEFORE THE INTERVIEW• Research the company.• Practice interviews.• Dress professionally.• Arrival.
During the interview• First impression.• Smile.• Body language.• Listen before answering.
• Give brief answers.• Be truthful.• Know your resume.• Keep things in a professional level.
After the interview• Back in touch with the interviewer.• Get everyones business card.• Thank the interviewer.• Do not give up.
Additional tips.• Focus on presenting a positive and enthusiastic tone.• If you are asked to describe your weakness, steer away from negative descriptions.• After the interview, write a brief thank you letter.
Some Interview Questions• Case Questions.• Behavioural or situational questions.• Role-play questions.• Industry-specific questions.• Brainteasers.
General questions• Tell me about yourself.• What are your strengths and weaknesses?• What qualities do you think make someone successful in our industry?• What would you like me to know most that is not on your resume?
The Phone Interview• Objective - The idea behind a phone interview is to gain an invitation for a personal interview, and to gather more information for future steps in the process.• Preparation - Have a pad, pen, and a copy of your resume near the phone. Use a phone in a quiet area. Avoid any background noise. Also avoid using a cordless phone, because they tend to transmit poorly.
Speaking• Smile and be enthusiastic.• Speak in a conversational manner, and be sure to speak loudly enough to be heard.• Let the interviewer do most of the talking.• When the interview is over, let her/him know that you are very interested in scheduling a personal interview at her/his place of business.
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