Very soon many of us will be searching and applying for jobs
We’ll be happy if got our dream job and sad if not……..which one u want to be?
If u think ur knowledge from study alone will get u job then u might end up being sad, because…
And we have to accept it
Here’s a list of things you need to be well prepared with before you apply for a job. Aptitude tests are usually conducted from our basic school time studies, so coming to group discussions, what r they, we’ll learn soon. Interview tips are covered by other groups and at the end documents that you need to submit will be discussed later during the presentation
So u r wondering what is a group discussion, lets see wotit is
As the name suggests it’s a group of people discussing something. Candidates are divided into groups of 8 to 12 people. Each group is given a topic to discuss upon
Starting the discussion: There is a strong feeling in GD that a person who speaks first has better chances for getting selected.Before starting, make sure to have some basic knowledge about the topicGiving the introduction allows you to begin the discussion from any point set a tone for others to follow. There is no use in being the first speaker giving irrelevant details Starting the talk alone does not enable selection, but fetches you more marks. Communication</strong>: This is one of the main parameter that shall be looked at.</p> <ul> <li>Practice saying sentences to yourself &amp; ask ‘<em>Am I understandable?</em>’ </li> <li><font color="#ff0000">Speak slowly</font>.Speaking fast will increase rate of mistakes. </li> <li>Even though you are well versed in the topic, it will be worthless if not expressed properly. </li> <li>Use simple, easy to understand words without any grammatical errors while forming sentences. </li> <li>Read <a title="improve english language" href="http://www.bankexamsindia.com/2011/05/how-to-improve-english-knowledge.html" target="_blank">english</a> newspapers or watch english news channels for proper usage of sentences. </li> </ul> <p><strong>Listen</strong>: ‘<em>I have spoken.Let me take rest’</em> is the mindset of many candidates.</p> <ul> <li>By listening to others, you can provide a new viewpoint, reply for a question or disagree with the other person`s argument. </li> <li>Repeating the same thoughts already said can be avoided. </li> <li><font color="#ff0000">Do not sit quietly</font> after your turn.Increase your marks through active participation in the conversations. </li> </ul> <h3>What Not to Do:</h3> <ul> <li><img style="border-width: 0px; display: inline; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px;" title="not to do in group discussion" alt="not to do in group discussion" src="prepare-for-group-discussion-tips_files/not2520to2520do2520in2520group2520discussion255B7255D.jpg" width="98" align="right" border="0" height="114"><font color="#ff0000">Don't dominate</font> the discussion.Give chance to everyone. </li> <li>Do not interrupt the other member`s speech.Wait till they complete </li> <li>Stick to the topic &amp; provide ideas only related to it in your speech </li> <li>In trying to prove your point, don't provide false news </li> <li>Do not keep quiet for long.It sends a wrong signal to the selector. </li> </ul> <h3>How to Prepare for GD:</h3> <p>The topics for group discussion is <u>not taken from textbooks</u> but from the real world.It could a recent news story or a recently debated issue in parliament or even about a film.</p> <ul> <li>Preparing for GD is similar to <a title="how to prepare for general awareness" href="http://www.bankexamsindia.com/2011/10/how-to-prepare-for-general-banking.html" target="_blank">general awareness</a> preparation. </li> <li>GK books, English news magazines &amp; editorials in newspapers are some good sources of current events.We personally recommend candidates to
They want the best
THAT may vary according to the job u r applying for and from person to person
CommunicationBehavior in GroupOpen MindednessListening SkillsLeadership and Decision Making SkillsAnalysis Skills and Subject KnowledgeProblem Solving and Critical ThinkingYour Attitude and Confidence
Resume building What is resume Purpose of resume What resume tell an employer Resume layout Avoid resume layout Key resume categories Remaining resume unnoticed Education Resume do’s and don’ts Reminder next steps Example formats Website links for online Resume Building
Why should it be good?Your goal is to get an interviewA resume is a windowIt’s a brochure about youThe 8 second testBrevity and readability
WHAT IS RESUMEIt usually include information about your education,work experience,activites,awards and other special skills you might have.
Purpose of a ResumeUsed by employers as a screening tool.Highlight relevant qualifications and accomplishments.As your first contact with the employer, it must create a good first impression
What a Resume Tells an EmployerType of opportunity you seekWho you areWhat you knowWhat you have done
RESUME LAYOUTBe neat and error freeBe consistent in formatting for like information:- - numbers and dates - uniform margins - align text and dates - grammatically parallelCoordinate color paper for your resume, cover letter, envelopes
What Categories do Employers Expect to See on a Resume?
Key Resume Categories Personal contact information Career Objective (optional) Qualifications summary Education (degree, major, special training) Study abroad Relevant paid or unpaid work experience Other work experience Community service Professional affiliations Interests/hobbies (optional) References/portfolio
Reasons for Resumes remaining unnoticed cntd….Explains job descriptions not accomplishmentsHard to understandCategories missingUnclear objectiveIrrelevant information
AVOID FOLLOWING IN LAYOUTToo many fonts, long paragraphsPersonal dataAbbreviations except StatesFull justification option for textToo many UPPERCASE LETTERS, underlining, and italicsEmpty words – various, duties included
EDUCATION• Before work experience for recent graduates in reverse order• Institution name, location• Dates (month/year/ date )• Include special training, relevant workshops• High school: Include high school only if lots of relevant accomplishments or going back to your home town.
Educational AccomplishmentsExtra-curricular, athletic and leadership activities .Club memberships and committee work. Number of hours worked to help finance your education .Relevant academic projects, special training, study-abroad.
Resume Do’s DO - Include core desired skills - Customize according to targeted industry, job function and/or company culture - Quantify your accomplishments - Include Interests and Hobbies
DONT’S Don’t - Include information about health, marital status, or willingness to relocate - Misrepresent work/abilities-Avoid abbreviations-Never use pronouns such as: “I”, “me”, “my”,“our”- Use good quality printer for getting the print outs-No fancy fonts, binders,
REMINDER for Next Steps• Once you have completed your resume check off each required section against the lead Resume Assessment to make sure you have fulfilled all the criteria.
Build your resume as an investment in your future
• Cover letter is a document sent with your resume to provide additional information.• Each time you send out your resume , you need to write a cover letter.• Effective cover letters explain the reasons for your interest in the specific organization.
• Address your letter to a named individual.• Use simple language and uncomplicated sentence structure.• keep your letter brief. Never, Never more than one page.• End your letter by thanking the person reading it for his or her time.
• Dont ever send your resume without a cover letter.• Dont waste your first paragraph by writing a boring introduction.• Dont use such cliches .• Dont tell employers what they can do for you; tell them what you can do for them.
Being concise countsLengthy version Concise versionYou will please find enclosed… Enclosed is…I am in receipt of… I received…In reply, I wish to state… In reply, …I wish to assure you that… Please knowI will take steps to… I will…