Dr. RAVINDRA V. KSHIRSAGAR Prof. Ramkrishna More College Akurdi, pune-44 Kshirsagar_99@yahoo.co.in DR. R. V. KSHIRSAGAR PROF.RAM
The purpose of the interview from the employer’s point of view is toassess/evaluate your suitability, relative to other applicants. DR. R. V. KSHIRSAGAR PROF.RAM
TYPES OF INTERVIEWS• Planned interviews-Job based• Non Planned interviews-general topics• Depth interview-Education, hobbies, interest aptitude, experience• Group interview-task solving• Panel interview-seek different types of information• Stress interview- reflex actions
Preparing a resume/CV• Demographic information about the candidate-Name,address,date of birth, marital status,telephone number, Email id• Career objective• Educational qualifications• Leadership abilities• Professional experiences
Prepare yourself with effective interview strategies before you actually go to an organization and meet with the interviewer. Increase your chances of success by using these tips from the experts.
• FIND OUT DETAILS OF THE INTERVIEW• When you are invited for an interview find out who will be interviewing you (name and title) and what style/format the interview will take. Ask if you are required to bring anything in particular such as an additional resume, portfolio of past work etc. Determine if you will need to arrive early in order to complete an application form or testing.• GET GOOD DIRECTIONS• Be sure you know exactly where to go, how to get there, and expected travel time. If possible, do a practice run before your appointment DR. R. V. KSHIRSAGAR PROF.RAM
• PREPARE YOUR INTERVIEW MATERIALS• These would include extra copies of your resume, your reference list, letters of reference, copies of degrees, certificates, credentials/registration, etc. Organize these in a folder or document keeper which you can present neatly. As well, bring a copy of your cover letter and, if applicable, the job advertisement. Bring a good pen to complete an application form, and your prepared list of questions DR. R. V. KSHIRSAGAR PROF.RAM
• DRESS IN A MANNER THAT SUITS THE JOB• Strive for a business-like appearance. Most dress mistakes are those being under-dressed or too casual.• PAY ATTENTION TO DETAILS IN YOUR APPEARANCE• Ensure that buttons are done up, your shoes are polished, your nails are clean. Avoid wearing heavy fragrances. Again, be job-appropriate DR. R. V. KSHIRSAGAR PROF.RAM
Researchers tell us that over 55% of the impact we have in a personal meeting is our nonverbal presentation. This means the way we look intotal. It includes dress, grooming, body language and facial expression. Dress Professionally Like you would if you were working in the position for which you’re being considered. In your employer research, observe the dress code.Dress includes your whole appearance from your shoes to your hair, and everything in between.HENCE- SOMETIMES YOUR SHOES TELLS MORE THAN YOUR FACE CAUTION Wearing a new outfit for the first time to an interview is not “YOU NEVER GET A SECOND CHANCE TO a test run. recommended. Give it MAKE A FIRST IMPRESSION” DR. R. V. KSHIRSAGAR PROF.RA
This refers to the way we carry ourselves and the nonverbal messages that are transmitted by our gestures or mannerisms.• Shake hands. Do not hesitate about taking the lead by offering yourhand first.• Walk and stand straight – head erect and sitting squarely on yourshoulders.• Sit upright (avoid slouching), feet flat on the floor or crossed at theankles, whichever is most comfortable.• Sitting up and leaning forward shows interest and enthusiasm.• Make eye contact with all interviewers.
• Hands and arms should be in an open position, resting on your lap,arms at your chair or at your side.• Avoid fidgeting, squirming, rocking, or playing with objects, yourhair, clothing, etc.• Wear a friendly, welcoming smile on your face.• Look confident.
Practice your handshake with different people and ask for feedback. Get into the habit of shaking hands whenever you greet someone. Observe what you feel is, and is not, a good handshake. When meeting someone, listen to the other person’s name and stateyours clearly. The sooner you can use the other person’s name the better.
Visualize yourself in the interview. See yourself- how you are dressed, how you are looking (confident, professional, enthusiastic).Watch yourself shake hands as you meet the interview panel, take yourchair and poise and sit in a comfortable position eager to experience the meeting. Observe how well you are responding to the questions; questions you anticipated they would ask and have given some thought to. Notice how you are feeling as you have the opportunity to demonstrate that you’ve done your homework by analyzing what you have to offer and how it matches their needs.
• HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO GET TO THE INTERVIEW• Never be late. Ideally, you should arrive 15 minutes early in order to have time for one last check in the washroom mirror, and to feel relaxed.
YOU ARE “ON” THE MINUTE YOU ENTER THE BUILDING Managers are influenced by the impressions of their assistants and supportstaff. If you are rude to the receptionist, that information will be relayed to the interviewer.
WHAT TO BRING• GROOMING Resume/Application form• Shower Pen• Hair shampooed Knowledge of organization to which you are applying• Clothes – clean, neat, appropriate for a job interview• Shoes are cleaned and shined
• WHAT TO BRING• Resume/Application form• Pen• Knowledge of organization to which you are applying.• ATTITUDE• Be punctual, realistic, relaxed, courteous, enthusiastic• Show initiative• Smile, pleasant greeting, firm handshake
• THE APPLICANT’S PERSPECTIVE • The interview is the focal point of all your work search efforts. It represents your opportunity to sell yourself in person. An interview is a conversation between 2 or more people. Its purpose, from your point of view, is ultimately to get the job offer. THE EMPLOYER’S PERSPECTIVEThe purpose of the interview from the employer’s point ofview is to assess/evaluate your suitability, relative to other applicants.
· verifying information supplied in your work search documentation (e.g. application, cover letter, resume, broadcast letter).asking questions, listening to your responses and observing your body language.exploring your values, beliefs, expectations, skills, and qualifications as they relate to the type of work you are seeking.gathering information about you to help in making an informed decision
1) Why do you want to work here?2) How do you feel that you can help our school/company/organization?3) What are your strengths?4) What are your weaknesses?5) How would you handle this (job related) problem?6) Tell me about your greatest achievement/disappointment in life.7) What did you like best/least in your last job?8) What else do you think I should know about you?9) Are there any questions you would like to ask about the school/job/company?10) How do you spend your spare time?
Down below are the reasons to why employers rejects job applicants1) Poor personal appearance.2) Inability to express self clearly – poor voice, diction, grammar.3) Lack of interest and enthusiasm – passive, indifferent.4) Lack of tact, maturity, vitality, courtesy, and social understanding.5) Little sense of humor.6) Lack of knowledge of field specialization.7) Lack of planning for career – no purpose and goals.8) Overbearing, overaggressive, conceited, superiority complex, a “know it all”
IF ALL IS WELLTHEN•Congratulations• you are the most suitable candidate for this position