How to face interview confidently


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How to face interview confidently

  1. 1. HOW TO FACE INTERVIEW CONFIDENTLY & PREPAREDLY Jc Lohith Shetty PGDPM, MSW, MBA, NET Asst Professor St Aloysius College (Autonomous) Trainer – Junior Chamber International JCI Mangalore
  2. 2. Presentation Covers: • Purpose the Interview • Awareness • Types of interviews • Preparation • Closing Interview & followup • Q & A
  3. 3. Purpose To determine if this Job & your job qualifications are a Good Match Why should one hire you? A. Quality of cover letter B. Quality of Resume C. Interview performance D. Professionalism E. References F. Years of relevant work experience G. Fit with company culture H. Relevant skills I. Internal candidate J. Candidate’s familiarity with the organization
  4. 4. Self – Awareness: Know yourself Be very familiar with your resume Be able to articulate your goals and strengths Have your sales pitch ready to go. Include: Your current position o Relevant experience o Your fit for this position o Include, if possible, 1 recent relevant accomplishment Why you have applied for the position
  5. 5. Position Awareness: Know the company and specific job description:  employees, culture, philosophy, news, challenges/opportunities Primary & secondary functions of job
  6. 6. Types of Interviews Behavioral / Attitude Case (Scenarios) Technical Written Test / Stress Telephonic Presentation abilities Committee or group interviews
  7. 7. Behavioural Interviews contemporary (Example): –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?
  8. 8. Behavioural Interview Responses:
  9. 9. Before the Interview: „Research the company. „Look at the company website. „Look at the parent company’s website. „Review business newspapers and magazines. „Check the local library and on-line resources for news articles. „Review a competitor’s brochure or website. „Check with professional organizations. „Talk to employees of the company.
  10. 10. Prepare: Prepare 3-5 questions for the interviewer Review 3-6 key skills about yourself that fit the position. Establish 10 examples to showcase yourself Practice, practice, practice!!!
  11. 11. 12 x 12 x 12 Theory o„People judge you first from 12 feet away; o„then they judge you from 12 inches away; and oThen, based on the first 12 words out of your mouth.
  12. 12. What to wear Tailored, clean, conservative suit Polished shoes Conservative jewelry / accessories. Little to no cologne
  13. 13. Professional Appearance Know where to go and where to park Take a pen, notepad, and couple of resume copies. Be 15 minutes early Look yourself over once before entering the office
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Negative Body Language
  16. 16. In any Interview
  17. 17. All Interviews: • Be prepared to be offered drink or food • Be prepared to meet others in the office • Be prepared for a tour of the building • Be prepared to meet other interviewees • Take a notebook to write notes or questions. • It’s OK to pause before answering a question • Remember: This is about the job fitting with you, too
  18. 18. Typical Interview Questions: • Why do you want to work here? • Why should I hire you? • What can you do for us that other candidates can’t? • Why did you leave your (are you leaving) • What are your strengths and weaknesses? • What are your goals? • When were you most satisfied with your job? 50 COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS.docx
  19. 19. A Typical Interview Questions • Expect random questions: –What was the last book that you read? –If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why? –If you could have dinner with 3 people, who would you choose and why?
  20. 20. Bringing the Interview to a Close: The last impression is powerful, too. „Ask any questions you may have. „Have a closing statement. „Reiterate your ability to fit in and have a value-added impact on the organization. „Ask the interviewer for a business card.
  21. 21. Closing the Interview: Contd... 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
  22. 22. 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 Readiness for Interview.ppt
  23. 23. Thank You