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    • 1. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Interview Skills RVS Coimbatore
    • 2. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 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
    • 3. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 What is an interview? • Next step in the application process 1) Info gathering 2) Resume preparation 3) Resume submission 4) INTERVIEW 5) Subsequent interviews 6) Job offer
    • 4. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Why? To determine if This job & You ARE a GOOD MATCH
    • 5. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 What happens at the interview? Three parts: • Introduction • Body • Closing
    • 6. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 INTRODUCTION • Greeting • Handshake? • Introduction of candidate to interviewer(s)
    • 7. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 BODY • Information about the company & position • More information from the candidate • Candidate asks questions • Candidate shares goals, aspirations, plans
    • 8. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Successful Interviews Making the most of the interview
    • 9. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 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)
    • 10. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 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 candidate for this position
    • 11. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Preparation – Review own skills, experiences and qualities • Check CV • Anticipate questions and identify relevant examples • Prepare key selling points
    • 12. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 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
    • 13. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Research – Research job and occupational area • Job description – or similar • Current issues – Prepare your questions –Practice
    • 14. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 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?
    • 15. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 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?
    • 16. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 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
    • 17. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 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
    • 18. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Teamwork • Describe a team project you worked on. What problems arose? How did you deal with them?
    • 19. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 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
    • 20. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Interpersonal skills • Interpersonal skills: What kinds of people do you find it difficult to work with? How do you handle those situations?
    • 21. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Taking Responsibility • Describe a time when you took responsibility to achieve a challenging goal
    • 22. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 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 problem 3. R: Results. Explain your results even if you weren't as successful as you'd hoped.
    • 23. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 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
    • 24. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 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?
    • 25. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 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
    • 26. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Positive Body Language Positive Entrance Enthusiasm Relaxed Smile Direct Eye Contact Straight Posture Firm Handshake Leaning Slightly Forward Use of Hand Movement Feet Flat on Floor
    • 27. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 Negative Body Language Lack of Enthusiasm or Curiosity Frowning Weak Handshake Lack of Eye Contact Staring Nervous Movements Arms Crossed Hands Clenched Looking at Watch
    • 28. www.edventures1.com | training@edventures1.com | +91-9787-55-55-44 CLOSING •Opportunity to leave last Impressions •Reaffirm interest •Obtain follow-up information •Thank the interviewer(s)