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Skills to win_in_interviews






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    Skills to win_in_interviews Skills to win_in_interviews Presentation Transcript

    • Interview Skills
      RVS Coimbatore
    • Today’s Agenda
      What are interviews and Why?
      The process
      Home work for interviews
      Regular questions
      On the interview day
      Questions you can ask…
      Do’s and Don'ts
    • What is an interview?
      Next step in the application process
      1) Info gathering
      2) Resume preparation
      3) Resume submission
      5) Subsequent interviews
      6) Job offer
    • Why?
      To determine if This job & You
    • What happens at the interview?
      Three parts:
      • Greeting
      • Handshake?
      • Introduction of candidate to interviewer(s)
    • BODY
      • Information about the company & position
      • More information from the candidate
      • Candidate asks questions
      • Candidate shares goals, aspirations, plans
    • Successful Interviews
      Making the most of the interview
    • Interview = A meeting with an objective
      • Employer’s objective is to find the best person for the job
      • Employer: reviews candidate’s experience and abilities
      • Can you do the job? (skills, abilities, qualifications)
      • Will you do the job? (interest, attitude & motivation)
      • How will you fit into the organisation? (personality)
    • Your objective
      • Impress employer and assess position on offer
      • What does this position offer me?
      • How does it fit with my career plans?
      • You must prove that you are the most suitable candidatefor this position
    • Preparation
      • Review own skills, experiences and qualities
      • Check CV
      • Anticipate questions and identify relevant examples
      • Prepare key selling points
    • Research organisation
      • Websites, reports, articles, company literature, etc
      • Contacts with knowledge of organisation or sector
      • Relevant articles in the press
      • Personal visit or telephone call
    • Research
      Research job and occupational area
      Job description – or similar
      Current issues
      Prepare your questions
    • Typical Questions
      About you
      Tell me about yourself - Bring me up to date with your Resume?
      Why did you choose that particular degree programme?
      What experience have you had that is relevant to this post?
      What would you consider your major achievements to date?
    • About the job
      What interests you about this job?
      What do you know about this organisation?
      What other options are you considering?
      How do you see your career developing – 5 years?
      If you were Head of Department, what would be your priorities?
    • General Awareness
      What do you think of the Government’s policy on college fees?
      What do you think about President Abdul Kalam
      Your opinions about Copenhagen
      Should Andhra be divided
    • Competency/Behaviour based
      Company identifies key skills required for job
      Designs questions to elicit evidence of skills
      Emphasis on past behaviour as predictor of success
    • Teamwork
      Describe a team project you worked on. What problems arose? How did you deal with them?
    • Communication Skills
      Communication Skills: Describe situation when you had to persuade others to support your view. Give an example of any reports you’ve written which illustrate your writing skills
    • Interpersonal skills
      Interpersonal skills: What kinds of people do you find it difficult to work with? How do you handle those situations?
    • Taking Responsibility
      Describe a time when you took responsibility to achieve a challenging goal
    • A good answer should have three parts. Think of it as a “STAR” response
      1. ST: Situation or Task. Describe the context in which the behavior or action took place.2. A: Action.Logically take the interviewer through the STEPS you took to handle the situation or resolve the problem3. R: Results.Explain your results even if you weren't as successful as you'd hoped.
    • Your Answers
      Listen carefully, seek clarification
      Illustrate answers with real examples and evidence
      Be positive – constructive criticism
      Keep answers specific and succinct
      Take time to respond
      Be alert to interviewer’s body language
      Speak clearly, smile and show enthusiasm
      Know what you want to say, and find the opportunity
    • Your Questions
      Training programmes
      Career development opportunities
      Types of projects & responsibilities
      Reporting structure
      Performance appraisal
      Profile of staff
      Questions about topics raised in interview
      What happens next?
    • Watch the Body Language
      First impressions very powerful
      Halo effect or Devil effect
      Allow time to relax
      Dress appropriately
      Entrance, introductions & handshake
      Smile and make eye contact
      Be aware of own movements
      Watch body language of interviewer
    • Positive Body Language
      Positive Entrance
      Relaxed Smile
      Direct Eye Contact
      Straight Posture
      Firm Handshake
      Leaning Slightly Forward
      Use of Hand Movement
      Feet Flat on Floor
    • Negative Body Language
      Lack of Enthusiasm or Curiosity
      Weak Handshake
      Lack of Eye Contact
      Nervous Movements
      Arms Crossed
      Hands Clenched
      Looking at Watch
      • Opportunity to leave last
      • Reaffirm interest
      • Obtain follow-up information
      • Thank the interviewer(s)