R eview 3-6 key skills about yourself that fit the position
E stablish 10 examples to showcase yourself
P ractice, Practice, Practice!!!
Opening the Interview
Be positive, and confident (if you can!) but not over-confident.
Take a pen, notepad, and several resume copies
Be 15 minutes early
Wear suitable interview clothes.
Look yourself over once before entering the office
Have questions ready to ask about the company and the job.
Any applications handed before the interview begins, are to be filled in as accurately as possible
Make sure they match the information in your CV and Cover Letter.
Positive Body Language
Direct Eye Contact
Leaning Slightly Forward
Use of Hand Movement
Feet Flat on Floor
Negative Body Language
Lack of Enthusiasm or Curiosity
Lack of Eye Contact
Looking at Watch
Always greet the interviewer by his/her last name and try to pronounce it correctly.
Have a good firm handshake.
Look alert and interested. Scan the room once and then keep your eyes on the interviewer.
Wait until you are offered a chair before you sit down.
Your answer to the initial opening statements in the job interview are important
these are called "ice breakers"
Some times the interviewer will ask whether you had difficulty finding the company premises
Your answer should be brief and polite.
The interviewer is merely being polite - if you had problems in finding the premises he/she doesn't need to know that.
Stress your achievements.
Always conduct yourself professionally and if something beyond your control occurs, show a sense of humor.
Be enthusiastic and show it in your replies and body language.
Answer the interview question by more than a simple yes or no but try not to go over the 60 second limit.
Avoid at all cost complaining about your current or former employer in your job interview.
Do not answer questions about politics or religion if the job is completely unrelated.
Use replies such as
I'm fine thank you, and you?
I'm very well, thank you.
These replies express a careless attitude
Not so well
Do not raise salary discussions on your first interview - this is usually done on the second interview. Make sure you do your wage research before hand.
One to One Job Interview
The most common interview type - interviewer with interviewee.
Is a test/conversation
both parties will end the conversation with an opinion.
The interviewer: if the candidate is right for the job and
the interviewee: if the organization is right for him.
The interview starts when the interviewee meets the interviewer
Body language signs & other non-verbal communication
'investigation' in order to see an Best fitment among all
Technical and general questions
Traditional Interviews – Historical
Why are you applying for this position?
How would you describe yourself?
What are your strengths/weaknesses?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Behavioural – Contemporary
Tell me about a time that you had a difficult problem to solve. How did you try to solve it? What did you learn from the experience?
Give me your best example of working as a team member to accomplish an important goal. What was the goal? What was your role? What were the results?
Expect random questions:
What was the last book that you read?
If you could have dinner with 3 people, who would you choose and why?
Tricky Interview Questions
Why should we hire you?
Why do you want to work here?
What are your greatest weaknesses?
Why did you leave your last job?
Describe a problem situation and how you solved it
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Tell me about yourself.
General questions will analyze your
Problem solving abilities
Ability to socialize with the rest of the team.
Use the STAR approach to answer
ST (Situation/Task) Describe the situation/task A (Action) Explain what you did R (Result) Describe the results
In Any Interview
Be ready for: “Tell me about yourself”
Be honest, show your personality
Help the interviewer to know:
Are you dependable?
Are you a good worker?
Will you fit in here?
Take support documents or portfolio if appropriate
Give reasons to hire you over the 100 other applicants
Closing the Interview
Closing the Interview
Summarize key strengths and match for the position
Always ask questions
Thank the interviewer by name
Ask about the next step
Express an interest in hearing from them
After the interview
The Next Step
Follow-up with a thank you note
Be prepared for negotiating offer(s) or a second interview
Contact them by phone or e-mail if you do not hear back within the time frame indicated
Always leave them with a positive impression
s.senthilkumar Technical project lead, IPOS-IPv6 Huawei Technologies India PVT LTD Level 3,4,5 and 7, Leela Galleria The Leela Palace, No 23, Airport Road, Bangalore – 560-008 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Good Luck!! Wish you a happy journey!!!