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Interview Skills

  1. 1. Shape your career through Effective Interview Skills Padmanaban R
  2. 2. Self Discovery <ul><li>Journey to Self Discovery </li></ul><ul><li>* Behaviour - What we do tells us </li></ul><ul><li> much about what we are ? </li></ul><ul><li> * Feelings – Our thoughts & </li></ul><ul><li> beliefs determine our feelings </li></ul><ul><li> * Values – Our values influence </li></ul><ul><li> our thoughts & beliefs </li></ul><ul><li> * Self Image – It’s the core, tender </li></ul><ul><li>yet powerful-real me. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Managing UR Behaviour <ul><li>Behaviour – It is visible & </li></ul><ul><li>measurable and depends on </li></ul><ul><li>person or environment </li></ul><ul><li>Subject / book/ author / </li></ul><ul><li>reader – Wake up! </li></ul><ul><li>Examine assumptions / </li></ul><ul><li>beware / accept them / </li></ul><ul><li>trust them / learn them / </li></ul><ul><li>share them. </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine / fantasize or recall </li></ul><ul><li>peak performances, change </li></ul><ul><li>your behaviour by changing my behaviour. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mode of Communication <ul><li>Interpersonal Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Written Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Non – Verbal Communication </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mode of Communication WRITTEN : Style, Precision and Clarity are the keys. ORAL: Voice is key in the oral - it reflects your Confidence, Courteousness, Spark of friendliness. NON VERBAL : Voice, Gestures, Posture, Eye Contact, Facial expressions, Physical appearance Sense of time.
  6. 6. Interpersonal Skills <ul><li>* Is never one – way. Both are </li></ul><ul><li> responsible </li></ul><ul><li> * Sender should find correct </li></ul><ul><li>words & emotions. Find </li></ul><ul><li> clues from listener & seek </li></ul><ul><li>feedback. </li></ul><ul><li> * Empathize with the sender. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Interviewing Candidate <ul><li>Interview process serves two primary purpose </li></ul><ul><li>$ To allow the search </li></ul><ul><li> committee to assess </li></ul><ul><li> candidates’ qualifications </li></ul><ul><li> for the position. </li></ul><ul><li> $ To allow the candidates </li></ul><ul><li>to assess their interest in </li></ul><ul><li> employment. </li></ul>
  8. 8. How to prepare for an Interview <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>* What is the best way to prepare for an interview? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research, Research, Research !!! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> $ Research yourself </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$ Research the Industry </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$ Research the Employer </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Research Yourself <ul><li>$ What Job is the Best Fit for You? </li></ul><ul><li>$ What are your values and Interest? </li></ul><ul><li>$ What do you want in a Job? </li></ul><ul><li>$ What are your Strength and weakness? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Research the Industry <ul><li>What type of Industry are looking for? </li></ul><ul><li> $ Mechanical Industry </li></ul><ul><li> $ Civil Industry </li></ul><ul><li> $ IT Industry </li></ul><ul><li> $ Media Industry etc… </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  11. 11. Research the Employer <ul><li>$ Learn as much as possible about a potential </li></ul><ul><li>Employer so that you can present yourself in </li></ul><ul><li>terms of what company is </li></ul><ul><li>looking for. </li></ul><ul><li>$ It will help you determine </li></ul><ul><li>if the company is good fit </li></ul><ul><li>for you. </li></ul><ul><li> $ It will be apparent during </li></ul><ul><li> the interview and will </li></ul><ul><li> demonstrate your interest etc., to the employer. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Dress Code <ul><li>Dress Professionally </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewer expect candidates </li></ul><ul><li>to be dressed in standard </li></ul><ul><li>attire. </li></ul><ul><li> Knowing you look good and </li></ul><ul><li>present a professional </li></ul><ul><li>appearance will enhance you </li></ul><ul><li>self-confidence during the </li></ul><ul><li> interview. </li></ul>
  13. 13. What to Bring to the Interview <ul><li>Extra copy of resume </li></ul><ul><li>Good quality writing </li></ul><ul><li>instrument </li></ul><ul><li>Questions for Interviewer. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Do’s <ul><li>$ Be Punctual – Arrive 10-15 minutes advance </li></ul><ul><li>$ Be as knowledgeable as possible </li></ul><ul><li>about the Company and the position </li></ul><ul><li>you are seeking. </li></ul><ul><li> $ Demonstrate poise, enthusiasm, </li></ul><ul><li> personality and confidence through </li></ul><ul><li> verbal and non-verbal communication. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Do’s <ul><li>$ Firm Handshake </li></ul><ul><li>$ Eye Contact </li></ul><ul><li>$ Facial Expressions </li></ul><ul><li>$ Posture </li></ul><ul><li>$ Direct answers </li></ul><ul><li>$ Clear & focused answers </li></ul>
  16. 16. Don’ts <ul><li>$ Don’t show bad posture </li></ul><ul><li>$ Don’t tap your feet </li></ul><ul><li>$ Don’t constantly look away from </li></ul><ul><li>the interviewer </li></ul><ul><li>$ Don’t fail to answer the question </li></ul><ul><li>$ Don’t Minimize your self </li></ul><ul><li>$ Don’t get nervousness </li></ul>
  17. 17. Evaluation made by Employers <ul><li>$ How mentally alert and </li></ul><ul><li>responsive is the job candidate? </li></ul><ul><li>$ Is the applicant able to draw </li></ul><ul><li>proper inferences and conclusions </li></ul><ul><li>during the course of the </li></ul><ul><li> interview? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Evaluation made by Employers <ul><ul><li>$ Dose the applicant demonstrate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a degree of intellectual depth or is </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>his / her thinking shallow? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$ Has the candidate used common </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sense up to this point in terms of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>decision making? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$ What is the applicant’s capacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for problem solving activities? </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Evaluation made by Employers <ul><ul><li>$ How well dose the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>candidate respond to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>stress and pressure? </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. After the Interview <ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> $ Access your performance. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> $ How did it go ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> $ How could you do better, or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> what would you do differently? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> $ Check how much time taken </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> by you to answer the questions? </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. FAQ’s <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$ Tell me about yourself ? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$ What are your weakness? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$ What are your strengths? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$ Where do you want to be in five </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>years from now in your career? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$ Tell me something about yourself </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> that I would not know from reading </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>your profile. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. FAQ’s <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$ Why should we hire you? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$ Tell us about your inter – personal </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>skills? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$ What is your career goals? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$ What salary are you looking for? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$ Have you attended any other </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>interview? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Any Questions
  24. 24. <ul><ul><li>Thank you </li></ul></ul>

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