What is a interview?Types of interviewsPreparation before interviewInside the interview hallCriterias for evaluationInterview processMaster tipsAlternative interview formatsCommon rulesDo’s & don’ts of telephonic interviewsBasic etiquette & tips
A selection procedure designed to future job performances on the basis of applicants oral response to oral enquires.
Selecting people for job by: Informing applicants about the job. Gaining unbiased factual information against the criteria. Influencing people to accept the job. Demonstrating that the company operates a fair and equitable selection procedure.
Panel or board interviewStress interviewAppraisal interviewCounseling interview
Self description Organization profile Subject preparation Don’t flaunt your preparation Prepare for interview question
Know the job description.Future trends in that area.How technology is changing the job.
Where is it located.Where is the headquarters.How big it is.What are its products.How does it serve.How is the organization structured.What is its history.Have there been any recent changes ordevelopments.
Wish the interviewer.Do not offer hand shake.Do not occupy seat unless offered.Exchange pleasantries with otherinterviewees.Be alert and receptive.Ask for clarification if a question isambiguous.
Explain gaps in the resume rationally.Explain the weak points in a discreet andtactful manner.Don’t complain against your college/ pastemployer.Have some sense of humor.Don’t react on statements.Be deliberative while answering questions.
Ability to exert influenceInitiativeCourage and spirit of adventure Tact and adaptabilityRemaining cool under stressSense of duty & responsibilitySelf confidence
Team spiritCooperationAttitude towards others
Can you do the job (competence)Will you do the job (self-motivated)Will you fit in (adaptable)
Leading questions• Instead of shouldering your father’s business why do you want to join our company? Open ended question• Why do you want to join our company? Closed ended question• Do you want to ask any question? Probing questions• Journalists are joining politics these days. Don’t you feel that journalist should not join politics?
Type of work you doType of people you would like to work withTraining & development opportunityChances of promotionSalaryJob securityWorking conditionReputation of the companyGeographical locationWorking hoursBenefits
Be on timeKnow about the organizationLook professionalMaintain eye contactAsk questionsBe active and show interestBe focused and attentiveLook at the interviewer
Answer simply and clearly.Use gestures and facial expressions.Don’t discuss hardships.Don’t look casual and careless.Be “your self”.Learn to pause & organize thoughts.Don’t talk too fast or too slow.
Don’t use long sentences.Don’t speak too softly ,it can irritating.Don’t give ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers.Don’t be negative in attitude.Don’t bluff.Don’t use gesture excessively.Don’t refuse a job offer.Thank the panel.
It became common due to compellingreasons of time and distance.It is less cumbersome.It has fixed structure.Interviewers may vary from one to eight.The chair person introduces thecommittee.Each expert introduces and ask questions.Decision is taken on the basis of consensus.
Analyze & know why you are calling.Be clear in thoughts.Don’t speak in low voice.Be confident, clear & audible.Maintain decorum.Follow word stress and intonation.Avoid being monotonous.Be brief
Sit comfortably.Listen to the question clearly andcompletely.Note down the question.Give an apt answer. Firstly frame the answer in the mind.Give true information.Make sure there is no confusion.
Be dissuaded.Relax and throw your body.Be in a hurry.Depend on your memory alone.Murmur or speak loudly.Lie to impress .Merge all points.
Don’t let the telephone ring for a long time.Depending on the time greet accordingly.Be politeUse simple language.Don’t make them wait for a long time.
Keep a glass of water handy.Move into a peaceful place.Keep a plain paper and pen .Keep a list of key words and a copy ofresume.Always end on a positive note.