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  1. 1. Success At Interviews
  2. 2. Interview Tips • These top interview tips will help you cover everything you need to know to successfully ace a job interview. • From checking out the company to sending an interview thank you note, these job interview tips cover all the basics needed for interviewing success. Trainings by Vidya Bhagwat
  3. 3. Check out the company • Before you go on a job interview, it is important to find out as much as you can about the company. That way you will be prepared both to answer interview questions and to ask the interviewer questions. You will also be able to find out whether the company and the company culture are a good fit for you. • Take some time, in advance, to use the Internet to discover as much information as you can about the company. Spend time, as well, tapping into your network to see who you know Trainings by Vidya Bhagwat who can help give you an interview edge over the other candidates.
  4. 4. Dress for interview success • The first impression you make on a potential employer is the most important one. • The first judgement an interviewer makes is going to be based on how you look and what you are wearing. That is why it is always important to dress appropriately for a job interview. • In general, the candidate dressed in a suit and tie is going to make a much better impression than the candidate dressed in scruffy jeans and a t-shirt. by Vidya Bhagwat Trainings
  5. 5. Men's Interview Attire • • • • • • • • • • Suit (solid colour - navy or dark grey) Long sleeve shirt (white or coordinated with the suit) Belt Tie Dark socks, conservative leather shoes Little or no jewellery Neat, professional hairstyle Limit the aftershave Neatly trimmed nails Portfolio or briefcase Trainings by Vidya Bhagwat
  6. 6. Women's Interview Attire • Suit (navy, black or dark grey) • The suit skirt should be long enough so you can sit down comfortably • Coordinated blouse • Conservative shoes • Limited jewellery (no dangling earrings or arms full of bracelets) • No jewellery is better than cheap jewellery • Professional hairstyle • Light make-up and perfumeby Vidya Bhagwat Trainings • Neatly manicured clean nails • Portfolio or briefcase
  7. 7. Interview Attire Tips • Before you even think about going on an interview, make sure you have appropriate interview attire and everything fits correctly. • Get your clothes ready the night before, so you do not have to spend time getting them ready on the day of the interview. • If your clothes are dry clean only, take them to the cleaners after an interview, so they are ready for next time. • Polish your shoes. Trainings by Vidya Bhagwat
  8. 8. Improve your interview technique • Know the Facts • What You Do not Say • What You Do Say • Listen • Using Non-Verbal Communication to Impress Trainings by Vidya Bhagwat
  9. 9. Prepare for a phone interview • Prepare for a phone interview just as you would for a regular interview. Compile a list of your strengths and weaknesses, as well as a list of answers to typical phone interview questions. In addition, plan on being prepared for a phone conversation about your background and skills. • Keep your resume in clear view, on the top of your desk, or tape it to the wall near the phone, so it is at your fingertips when you need to answer questions. • Have a short list of your accomplishments available to review. • Have a pen and paper handy for note taking. Trainings by Vidya Bhagwat
  10. 10. Prepare for a phone interview • Turn call-waiting off so your call isn't interrupted. • If the time is not convenient, ask if you could talk at another time and suggest some alternatives. • Clear the room. Turn off the stereo and the TV. Close the door. • Unless you are sure your cell phone service is going to be perfect, consider using a landline rather than your cell phone to avoid a dropped call or static on the line. Trainings by Vidya Bhagwat
  11. 11. Practice interviewing • Taking the time to review typical interview questions you will probably be asked during a job interview will help give you a framework for your responses and will help calm your nerves. In addition it will help you answer questions confidently during the interview. • Practice interviewing with a friend or family member ahead of time and it will be much easier when you are actually in a job interview. Trainings by Vidya Bhagwat
  12. 12. Frequently Asked Questions • • • • Tell me something about yourself. What are the most difficult challenges that you have faced? What are your strengths and weaknesses? What are your best ideas and how did you get them implemented? • How well do you work in a team? • In which areas do you consider yourself an expert? and many more…….. Trainings by Vidya Bhagwat
  13. 13. Use your contacts • Who you know at the company you are interviewing with really does matter. Visit the company's page on LinkedIn to see who you know who works or used to work at the company. Those connections may be able to refer you to the hiring manager or give you a recommendation that will help your candidacy. The easiest way to find the company page is to search LinkedIn's Companies section by company name or keyword. • If you're a college student ask your Career Services or Alumni Office if they can give you aby Vidyaalumni who work at the Trainings list of Bhagwat company. Then email, send a message via LinkedIn or Facebook, or call and ask for assistance.
  14. 14. Most common interview mistakes • • • • • • • • • • Dressing inappropriately Arriving late Bringing a drink with you Using your phone during the interview Not knowing anything about the company Fuzzy resume facts Not paying attention Talking too much Not being prepared to answer the questions Bad mouthing previous employers Bhagwat Trainings by Vidya
  15. 15. How to handle panel interview • To successfully handle a group interview, take time in advance to prepare. Ask who you will be interviewing with and ask for their names. That way, you can bring a copy of your resume for each interviewer and it will be easier to remember who's who. • Check the LinkedIn Profiles of your interviewers so you can get insight into their role at the company and their background. • Review the interview questions that are typically asked during this type of job interview. Be sure to research the company Trainings by Vidya Bhagwat ahead of time. The more you know about the company, the easier it will be to respond to questions.
  16. 16. Interview while dining • Employers take candidates out to lunch or dinner, especially when they are interviewing for jobs where there is a lot of client interaction, to evaluate their social skills and to see how the candidates handle themselves under pressure. • Things to keep in mind: – What to Wear – Mind Your Manners – Remember Your Table Manners – Engage in a Conversation Vidya Bhagwat Trainings by
  17. 17. Assignments 1. Write down the answers to the 50 most asked questions in an interview. 2. Conduct mock interviews with your trainer. Trainings by Vidya Bhagwat
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