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WHAT IS INTERVIEWS ?, ...

WHAT IS INTERVIEWS ?,
INTERVIEW TESTS & EVALUATIONS,
INTERVIEW CLASSIFICATIONS,
INTERVIEW PREPARATION,
BEFORE AN INTERVIEW,
RESEARCH THE ORGANIZATION for Interview,
REVIEW YOUR RESUME,
ERRORS COMMON TO A RESUME,
Interview -Questions,
THE DAY OF THE INTERVIEW,
DRESS CODE - MEN,
DRESS CODE - WOMEN,
GENERAL GUIDELINES,
ATTITUDE & BEHAVIOR ,
MANAGE YOUR TIME EFFECTIVELY,
DURING THE INTERVIEW,
FOLLOW THE LEAD OF THE INTERVIEWER,

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  • 1. INTERVIEWS Limbani Bhavik N. MCA DCS (HNGU), Patan.
  • 2. INTERVIEWS A tool employed by the interviewer to assess skills, talents,awareness levels, inquisitiveness and more…
  • 3. INTERVIEW TESTS & EVALUATIONS 1. Aptitude Test. 2. Technical Test. 3. Group Discussion. 4. Psychological Test. 5. Personal Interview. • Appearance & Action. • Communication. • Dressing sense.
  • 4. INTERVIEW CLASSIFICATIONS One to one – General or Technical. Second interviews - Technical interview and / or a presentation Panel – Consist of two or more interviewers.
  • 5. INTERVIEW PREPARATION THE DAY OF THE INTERVIEW DURING THE INTERVIEW AFTER THE INTERVIEW BEFORE AN INTERVIEW I IIIII IV
  • 6. Research the organization. Prepare a list of questions for the employer. Practice answering potential interview questions. Review your resume. BEFORE AN INTERVIEW
  • 7. Product line or services. Accomplishments & failures. Present price of stock. Recent items in the news. Information To Know About The Employer RESEARCH THE ORGANIZATION How do I Learn This information? Friends or family members. Stock reports. Newspaper & Chamber of Commerce. Company literature. Annual reports. Size & reputation in the industry.
  • 8. REVIEW YOUR RESUME Resume is an individual marketing tool The Three Basic Types of Resumes Chronological Resumes The Combination Resume The Skills Resume
  • 9. REVIEW YOUR RESUME Chronological Resumes Best suited for entry-level job-seekers or those who have stayed in the same field. The key components are –  Identification,  Job Objective,  Key Accomplishments,  Education,  Professional Experience,  Affiliations/Interests,  References (include a statement saying references are available upon request).
  • 10. REVIEW YOUR RESUME The Skills Resume It is used most often by people who are changing careers or who have gaps in their employment history. This is also called as Functional Resume. Such as  Computer Skills,  Customer Services Skills,  Business Management Skills,  Public Relations
  • 11. REVIEW YOUR RESUME The Combination Resume It integrates the ideas of both a functional and chronological resume by listing specific jobs under broad skill headings. It highlights skills and is easy to follow.  This format allows you to state your most relevant Qualifications, Jobs and activity titles which are not directly related to the career goals.  Applying for different positions requiring the same skill  Your titles are impressive, but may be unrelated
  • 12. E-mail Id Name Employment objective Contact numbers Address REVIEW YOUR RESUME Relevant skills Education Profile Additional activities RESUME SHOULD INCLUDE Employment Profile
  • 13. Salary expectation Me-oriented Unnecessary information References Explaining numerous courses, accomplishments etc. Inapplicable experience and education. Stiff language ERRORS COMMON TO A RESUME Too Wordy
  • 14. Interview Questions I. EDUCATIONALV. JOB KNOWLEDGE II. WORK III. SELF-ASSESSMENT IV. CAREER GOALS
  • 15. THE DAY OF THE INTERVIEW Dress and adjust your attitude for success. Manage your Time effectively
  • 16. DRESS CODE - MEN Sweatshirt & too long pants. Without a tie. The dark pants, tie and shirt.
  • 17. DRESS CODE - MEN Lack of tie & collar. Facial hair, jacket & pant coordination. Perfectly dressed for an interview.
  • 18. DRESS CODE - MEN T-shirts, tank tops DO NOT WEAR Shorts, sweat pants Tennis shoes,sandals,chappals Shoes with no socks Denim jeans, shorts or shirts Earrings or excessive jewelry Unbuttoned shirts
  • 19. MEN'S INTERVIEW ATTIRE Wear a matching suit in navy blue, black or gray color. Light color shirts & dark trousers. Simple tie (silk) should coordinate with the jacket and pant . Socks should be calf-length & above in dark blue, black or gray color. Wear clean, and polished shoes.
  • 20. MEN'S INTERVIEW ATTIRE Short hair cut and no facial hair. Leather belt that matches your shoes. Lace-up (not slip-on) dress shoes. Should be dark or blend with pant. Cologne should never be strong. Your briefcase is part of visual effect.
  • 21. DRESS CODE - WOMEN Transparent Top . Revealing dress .Top is too tight.
  • 22. DRESS CODE - WOMEN Necklace is too bold Too casual.Bit too bold pattern.
  • 23. DO NOT WEAR DRESS CODE - WOMEN Excessive makeup and perfume. Excessive jewelry. Tennis shoes, thongs or sandals Denim jeans and tights. Very short skirts, or revealing dress. Low-cut or see through dresses or tops
  • 24. WOMEN'S INTERVIEW ATTIRE Light colored salwar kameezes / sarees / western formal Hair should be neatly tied and well groomed. Chiffon and georgette saris are Elegant with pearls. Cotton sarees, well starched and neatly pinned. Salwar-kameez secure the dupatta with pins.
  • 25. Wear flat shoes or low pumps in colors. Avoid open-toed shoes. Use natural-looking makeup and clear nail polish. WOMEN'S INTERVIEW ATTIRE Avoid too many rings / bangles. Do not carry a purse with a briefcase. Perfume should never be strong.
  • 26. GENERAL GUIDELINES Select apparel, fragrances, jewelry, hairstyle, etc. that do not detract from your professional image. . Apparel - clean and neatly pressed. Don’t carry plastic bags or folders,instead carry formal folder . Visible tattoos should be covered . Apparel - professional, comfortable and fit well . Always carry pen and notepad. Remove facial and body piercing other than single ear jewelry . Hair - clean , neat & professionally styled.
  • 27. GENERAL GUIDELINES Research the job and company. Extra copy of your resume & list of references. Carry all important certificates. Eye Contact is Key. Carry a portfolio note-pad . Treat the receptionist with respect. Make all correspondence neat and error-free. Be aware of your non- verbal behaviors. Be enthusiastic, courteous and alert throughout Don’t yawn , smoke , chew your nails or chew gum.
  • 28. No frequently touching your mouth No folding or crossing your arms No faking a cough to think about the answer No gnawing on you lip No Tight or forced smiles Don’t let the employer’s casual approach cause you to drop your manners or professionalism Be aware of your non- verbal behaviors ATTITUDE & BEHAVIOR No Limp handshake Project a positive image and attitude
  • 29. MANAGE YOUR TIME EFFECTIVELY Know the location of interview. Ask for directions when arranging for the interview. Plan your trip so you arrive at the interview approximately 10 minutes early. Realize that your interview starts the minute you arrive.
  • 30. DURING THE INTERVIEW Follow the lead of the interviewer. Determine the next step.
  • 31. FOLLOW THE LEAD OF THE INTERVIEWER  Don't ever interrupt the interviewer.  Don't be shy , self-effacing, aggressive, pushy or egotistic.  Wait until you are asked to be seated.  Understand the question before you answer.  Listen carefully.  If the question is unclear, ask politely for clarification.
  • 32.  Speak clearly and enthusiastically.  Get directly to the point.  Always offer positive information.  Honesty is the Best Policy.  Try not to open yourself to areas of questioning that could pose difficulties for you.  Be professional, Be yourself and be keep Calm.  Develop a Rapport with the Interviewer.
  • 33.  Address the interviewer by name.Don't call the interviewer by their first name unless invited to do so.  Sit straight, smile as often as you can, maintain eye contact, lean forward but not invading the interviewer's space.Avoid fidgeting and slouching.  Do not Forget to Thank Them.
  • 34. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Tell me about yourself. How has your experience prepared you for your career? What are your major weaknesses? Strengths? How do you cope with pressure?And what motivates you to do a good job? Do you like to work independently or as a team? What is your definition of Success? What do you plan to be doing in five years’ time?
  • 35. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS  What made you choose CFA?  What are your short and long term goals?  List 2-3 of your greatest achievements since you’ve been in college.  What sort of serious problems have you experienced in your education and internship programs, and how have you handled them?  What sort of criteria are you using to decide the organization you will work for?  What contributions could you make in this organization that would help you stand out from others applicants?
  • 36. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS  Which subjects have you enjoyed studying the most and which one you dislike and why?  What qualities should a successful CFA Possess in regard to job requirements?  What are your expectations regarding career progress and promotion?  Are you willing to work flexible or long hours?  Are you willing to spend at least six months as a trainee?
  • 37. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS  In what kind of work environment are you most comfortable?  Are you willing to relocate?  Are you willing to travel?  What other jobs/companies are you considering?  How would you develop team spirit among the people that you work with?
  • 38. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS  Do you prefer working independently or as part of a team?  If you feel you have any weaknesses with regard to this job, what would they be?  Assuming we make you an offer, what do you see as your future here?  What is your leadership style? Please give examples of this style in a real situation.  Tell me about a situation when you had to learn something new in a short time. How did you proceed?
  • 39. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS  How would you resolve conflicts with employees, coworkers, and your superiors?  If you worked for a boss you had difficulty getting along with, how would you handle the situation?  Think about a complex project or assignment that you have been assigned. What approach did you take to complete it?  Give me the names of three famous people you admire and tell me what you admire about them.
  • 40. QUESTIONS FOR THE EMPLOYER Could you explain your organizational structure and management style. What are the greatest strengths of this company? What is the history of this position? Describe the ideal candidate for this job. Would there be opportunities for advancement,how long before I might be considered for one? How will my performance be measured? And by whom?How often? How soon do you expect to make a decision?
  • 41. QUESTIONS FOR THE EMPLOYER  How does the organization rank within its field?  Does the company plan to expand?  How is this department perceived within the organization?  What have been its goals in the last year, and, did it meet them?  What would be the goals of the department in the coming year?  What are the most important problems to solve first?
  • 42. QUESTIONS FOR THE EMPLOYER  What is your management style?  What would you expect me to accomplish in this job?  Why isn't this job being filled from within?  If this position is offered to me, why should I accept it?  If I am offered the position, how soon will you need my response?  How much authority will I have in running the department?
  • 43. DETERMINE THE NEXT STEP Understand the next step in the hiring process. Know when and from whom you should expect to hear next. Know what action you are expected to take next, if any. Always thank the interviewer for his time and establish a follow-up plan. Offer a firm handshake and make eye contact at the end of the interview. Depart gracefully.
  • 44. CLOSING THE INTERVIEW Summarize your qualifications. Ask for the job. Ask what their interest is in you. Mention that you can start after a reasonable notice. Ask if there is any additional information and/or references you can provide.
  • 45. Analyze the interview.Follow up. AFTER THE INTERVIEW Analyze the interview. Follow up.
  • 46. ANALYZE THE INTERVIEW How interested the employer seemed in you. Did you make particular points which really stood out. Were your questions answered? Don't dwell on the mistakes you made. Consider it a valuable lesson and concentrate on your next interview.
  • 47. FOLLOW UP Following up with a letter is essential. Call to ask if you can provide other information to help the decision-making process. Remind that you're still very interested. Send a thank-you letter .
  • 48. OFFER LETTER Evaluate if the job really interests you. If yes, confirm your acceptance of the interviewer's job offer. If no, decide how to reject the offer tactfully. If you don't get the job, don't take it personally or get discouraged.