INTERVIEW: An Interview is essentially a conversation, through the several special features, one group controls the proceedings and contributes mainly questions the other contributes answers.
PREPARING FOR AN INTERVIEW:You may be the best candidate for a job, but that is no guarantee that you willbe offered it. Experience & qualifications are important, but you may also haveto sell yourself as the best person for the post.Present yourself as what you are in a very positive way.Update your self with the latest developments in the industry.Consider what the interviewers likely prejudices and dislikes may be, and takethese into account when answering and unveiling your personality.Know your strengths and analyse your skills & experience to the job description
THE INTERVIEWEEFor many people the time before an interview is a nerve racking period.The interview does not require you to take on the role of victim. It is a dialogueand you are an active participant. The company have to find someone to fill apost and need the successful candidate as much as he or she needs thecompany. So when you walk into the interview room, remind yourself that the interviewers are under your scrutiny as much as you are under theirs.
THE GREETING: Greet the interviewer with politeness & assertiveness Have a firm hand shake Be friendly without being familiar. Don’t clutch your heart and confide, I am so nervous.
Work Resume: A resume is a document used by individuals to present their background and skillsets. Résumés can be used for a variety of reasons but most often to secure new employment.A typical résumé contains a summary of relevant job experience and education. The résumé is usually one of the first items, along with a cover letter and sometimes job application packet, that a potential employer encounters regarding the job seeker and is typically used to screen applicants, often followed by an interview, when seeking employment.
BODY LANGUAGE: Be aware of your body language. Make sure your body language is sufficiently receptive Do not turn away from the interviewer, or wrap your arms around your chest in self protection. Do not gaze out of the window, giving the interviewer the impression that you are not listening.
DO’S WHEN ANSWERING QUESTIONS: Do keep your sentences short & to the point. Do end your answers with positive points whenever you can. Do avoid unnecessary personal disclosures Technical language is fine if you are absolutely sure of its use.
DON’TS WHEN ANSWERING QUESTIONS: Don’t launch into an answer without taking time to assemble your thoughts. Don’t make comments such as, that is an interesting question! While nodding your head safely – a head that is all too obviously empty of ideas. Don’t talk in the abstract. This may give the impression that you cannot or will not commit yourself to a fine opinion. Don’t use words such as one or people. Be personal and use a specific examples.
Conclusion: The above are some of the rules and techniques that have to be followed before and during an interview.