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Types of Interviews - Detailed Notes

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  • 1. WELCOME
  • 2. INTERVIEWS Presented by, Sivaraman. P.S.
    • An interview is a conversation between two or more people (interviewer & interviewee) where questions are asked by the interviewer to obtain information from the interviewee.
  • 4. Types of Interview
      • Interviews of Assessment.
        • It is the most common type; as of a Job Interview , where in the interviewer wants to assess the potential of his/her employees in the job.
        • Interviews for Information.
        • It is that kind of interview being conducted to gather information about a subject. It may be a scholar’s research, Journalists Research or Police Investigation.
  • 5. Other Types
    • Structured Interview.
    • Behavioural Interview.
    • Meal Time Interview.
    • Telephone Interview.
    • Stress Interview.
    • Panel Job Interview.
    • Exit Interview
  • 6. Structured Interview
    • The employer identifies the competencies (skills, abilities and experience) required for the role.
    • They design the questions to test whether the candidate has these competencies.
  • 7. Behavioural Interview
    • Behavioural interviews are trying to find out how you would act in certain situations.
    • The interviewer wants to be able to predict how you would behave in the role, if they recruited you.
    • So they ask hypothetical questions, about a time in your past, or asking you to imagine yourself in a future situation.
  • 8.  
  • 9. 4 Styles of Situational Leaders
  • 10. Meal Time Interview
    • A mealtime interview is a standard component of a sequential interview in a position that requires marketing, networking, sales, business dinners, and travel .
    • The goal of the dinner or mealtime interview is to determine how you perform in a social setting.
    • Are you relaxed and charming or awkward and evasive?
  • 11. Contd…
    • Companies want to observe not only how you handle a fork, but also how you treat your host, any other guests, and the serving staff.
      • SWOT Analysis of Meal Time Interview
  • 12.
    • Threats: -
    • Difficult to prepare for the interview as its structure may vary greatly.
    • Many items such as dress, manners and etiquette, and effective conversation to consider.
    • Opportunities: -
    • To guide the interviewer through all your strengths, while minimizing your weaknesses.
    • Likely to learn more about the organization and its corporate culture.
    • Weakness: -
    • Lack of knowledge of manners and table etiquette.
    • You might not be sure what to talk about, or how to start a conversation.
    • Drinking alcohol.
    • Strengths: -
    • This is your chance to discuss other areas of knowledge (sports, arts, community, travel...)
    • If you’re skilled at casual conversation it is easier to win over the interviewer.
  • 13. Telephone Interview
    • Prepare a list matching your accomplishments to the company's stated requirements.
    • To get the feel of being interviewed over the phone, compile a list of probable questions and ask a friend use them in a simulated phone interview.
    • Select a quiet place where you will not be disturbed during the phone call.
    • It is a good idea to stand during a telephone interview as this makes you sound more confident and helps project a positive and professional image.
  • 14. Contd…
    • If you don't understand a question, ask for clarification. Provide well-developed, balanced, and analytical answers. Avoid monosyllabic 'yes' and 'no' replies.
    • Under no circumstances should you criticize your previous employers or colleagues.
    • At the end of phone call, disconnect the phone only after your employer disconnects.
  • 15. Panel Job Interview
    • Sometimes employers want candidates to be seen by a number of managers or peer-workers. A panel interview simply means a candidate meets multiple interviewers at once.
    • They may play the " Good cop / Bad cop " routine, where one of them is aggressive and another sympathetic, to see how you perform under stress.
  • 16. Stress Interview
    • To measure the stress bearing capacity of the interviewee in the working environment.
    • To know the adaptability of interviewee towards the changing job needs.
    • How would you clarify an unclear assignment?
    • "If you had a project due and a co-worker wanted to talk about something else, what would you do?"
    • "In what kind of a work environment are you most comfortable: structured, unstructured, etc.?“
    • Have you any experience working to meet deadlines?
    • Have you ever worked in a place where it seemed to be just one crisis after another?
  • 17. Exit Interview
    • It is typically a meeting between at least one representative from a company's HR department and a departing employee.
    • HR departments conduct exit interviews (also called exit surveys) to gather data for improving working conditions and retaining employees.
    • However, a hidden purpose is to help employers avoid costly litigation down the road, caused by "disgruntled" employees.
  • 18. Preparations for Interview
  • 19. Planning for the Interviews
    • Prepare yourself, interviews are two-way meetings. It is an opportunity for the interviewer to find out about you as a suitable candidate for the position.
    • But they are also an opportunity for you to find out about the organisation that will provide you with the challenge and job satisfaction you are looking for.
  • 20. Contd….
    • Prepare some questions to ask at the interview. At the first interview it would be wise to restrict your questions to the details of the job and the organisation.
  • 21. Main Tips
    • Find out everything you can about the company and what it makes or does. Look for current news - show you are up to date.
    • Why does this job exist? What problems will it solve? What are the Key Result Areas?
    • Dress as if you are already doing the job.
    • what skills/qualities/experience do you have to match?
  • 22. Contd…
    • Be your own worst interview nightmare. What is the most difficult question you might have to face? Practice the answer. Practice again.
    • Be upbeat. Employers latch on to negative messages, so don't give them any!
    • Prepare for rejection. On balance you will be rejected more times than accepted. Even if you don't get the job, you can learn a huge amount about your perceived market value.
    • Remember : “there's a job out there for you somewhere”.
  • 23. Ideal Professional Attire for Men
  • 24. Ideal Professional Attire for Women
  • 25. Conducting the Interview - SOARA Technique
    • The SOARA (Situation, Objective, Action, Results, Aftermath) is a Job interview technique used by interviewers to gather all the relevant information about a specific capability that the job requires.
  • 26.
    • Situation: The interviewer wants you to present a recent challenge and situation you found yourself.
    • Objective: What did you have to achieve? The interviewer will be looking to see what you were trying to achieve from the situation.
    • Action: What did you do? The interviewer will be looking for information on what you did, why you did it and what were the alternatives.
    • Results: What was the outcome of your actions? What did you achieve through your actions and did you meet your objectives.
    • Aftermath: What did you learn from this experience and have you used this learning since?
  • 27. Conducting the Interview
    • Pre-Interview .
    • During the Interview.
    • At the end of Interview.
  • 28. Pre-Interview For Employer
    • Ensure that the room layout is appropriate
    • Ensure that adequate refreshments are provided
    • Ensure all members of the panel are present
    • Identify key selection criteria
    • Discuss questions and order of questions with the panel members
  • 29. For Candidates
    • Prepare well about the company, its products and services, values, philosophies…etc.
    • Go through the major issues and key related areas of interview discussions.
    • Prepare all the testimonials required to be shown at the time of interviews.
    • Get well with the route map and access to the company or interview venue.
  • 30. During Interview
    • Introduce panel or the panel introduce themselves
    • Order of questions as agreed
  • 31. At the End of Interview
    • Ask the candidate if he/she has any questions
    • Confirm their current salary and notice period is as stated on their application form, if not gather the updated details
    • Contact details, i.e. mobile phone number for informing candidates of the outcome
    • Inform the candidates that they will be contacted with the decision as soon as after the interview
    • Confirm that normally HR will contact with the decision
  • 32. Closing the Interview
    • Leave your interviewer with the right picture of you.
    • Ask if there is anything else you can provide. (References, background information, or samples?)
    • Ask about the next step in the process. (Important for you to know for follow up. Ask for the decision date, if possible.)
    • Find out how to contact them. (If you don’t hear back, you will need to know who to contact and whether they will accept calls to check the status.)
  • 33.  
  • 34. Do’ s & Don't s
  • 35. THANK YOU