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  • J. The purpose of the Interview is to get the job You are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you!
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  • 1. Interview
  • 2. Agenda
    • Interview and its Purpose
    • Preparation - Before the Interview
    • Starting - Opening the Interview
    • The Interview – Applying and showcasing
    • Final laps - Closing the Interview
    • Follow up - After the interview
  • 3. Purpose
    • To determine if This job & Your job qualifications are a GOOD MATCH
  • 4. Why Should I Hire You?
    • Quality of Cover Letter
    • Quality of Resume
    • Interview Performance
    • Professionalism
    • References
    • Years of Relevant Work Experience
    • Fit with Company Culture
    • Relevant Skills
    • Internal Candidate
    • Candidate’s Familiarity with the Organization
  • 5. Before the Interview
  • 6. How to Prepare for an Interview
    • Self-Awareness - Know yourself
      • Be very familiar with your resume
      • Be able to articulate your goals and strengths
    • College career office or library may have a sheet or booklet on interview technique.
    • Take as much advice as you can.
    • Try and 'practice' an interview.
    • Ask a friend, or college teacher, to pretend to interview you.
    • Make notes of your achievements and study the way you talk about them by practicing.
  • 7. Position Awareness
    • Know the company and specific job description:
    • # employees, culture, philosophy, news, challenges/opportunities
    • primary & secondary functions of job
  • 8. PREP
    • P repare 3-5 questions for the interviewer
    • R eview 3-6 key skills about yourself that fit the position
    • E stablish 10 examples to showcase yourself
    • P ractice, Practice, Practice!!!
  • 9. Opening the Interview
  • 10. Professional Appearance
    • 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.
  • 11. Positive Body Language
    • Positive Entrance
    • Enthusiasm
    • Relaxed Smile
    • Direct Eye Contact
    • Straight Posture
    • Firm Handshake
    • Leaning Slightly Forward
    • Use of Hand Movement
    • Feet Flat on Floor
  • 12. Negative Body Language
    • Lack of Enthusiasm or Curiosity
    • Frowning
    • Weak Handshake
    • Lack of Eye Contact
    • Staring
    • Nervous Movements
    • Arms Crossed
    • Hands Clenched
    • Looking at Watch
  • 13. The Interview
  • 14. Startup
    • 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.
  • 15. Ice Breakers
    • 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.
  • 16. During Interview
    • 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.
  • 17. Conversation Tips
    • Use replies such as
      • I'm fine thank you, and you?
      • I'm very well, thank you.
    • These replies express a careless attitude
      • So, so
      • OK
      • 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.
  • 18. 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
  • 19. 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?
  • 20. Questions
    • 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.
  • 21. Responses
    • Use the STAR approach to answer
    ST (Situation/Task) Describe the situation/task A (Action) Explain what you did R (Result) Describe the results
  • 22. 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
  • 23. Closing the Interview
  • 24. 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
  • 25. After the interview
  • 26. 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
  • 27. Questions…
  • 28. 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: senthilkumars@huawei.com Good Luck!! Wish you a happy journey!!!