5 Tips on Dealing With Stress Interviews

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5 Tips on Dealing With Stress Interviews

  1. 1. Dealing with Stress Interviews
  2. 2. I am stressed enough in my interviews already What on earth is a Stress Interview
  3. 3. Signs of a stress interview <ul><li>Made to wait an unreasonably long time after stressing on the importance of punctuality </li></ul><ul><li>Surprising lack of manners and courtesy - No water offered or invited to take a seat. </li></ul><ul><li>Long silences before asking a question </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple questions asked simultaneously </li></ul><ul><li>No attention being paid to your responses </li></ul><ul><li>Unconditional criticism on every answer and every stand taken </li></ul><ul><li>General behavior such as to express hostility towards you </li></ul>
  4. 4. 5 Tips on Dealing with Stress Interviews
  5. 5. Calm and Composed <ul><li>Keep your cool always </li></ul><ul><li>Stay composed in the face of every question throughout the interview </li></ul><ul><li>There's no place for anger </li></ul><ul><li>Pause; take a few deep breaths as you think of an appropriate response </li></ul>1
  6. 6. 2 Don't take to Heart <ul><li>You cannot take offense and resent anything said to you </li></ul><ul><li>That's the job of the interviewer </li></ul><ul><li>You can get away in tricky situations by keeping your answers concise and non-specific </li></ul>
  7. 7. 3 <ul><li>When stuck on a tricky question - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get clarity on the question and its components </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get clarity on the type of answer desired </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This will buy you some time </li></ul>Buy Time
  8. 8. 4 <ul><li>Make it a point to communicate your thought process while working at the solution to a question </li></ul><ul><li>This will convey that you haven't gone blank under stress </li></ul><ul><li>But make sure you do not babble, that will show that the stress is getting to you </li></ul>'Thinking' an Answer and 'Thinking' as an answer
  9. 9. 5 <ul><li>These interviews are meant to assess your thought process </li></ul><ul><li>'How' you arrive at a solution in stress is more important than the solution itself </li></ul><ul><li>The way you arrive at the solution needs to be conveyed no matter what </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to illustrate your ideas on paper or use the white board if necessary </li></ul>Response v/s Answer
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