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  1. 1. Interview Preparation
  2. 2. WHAT ARE THE THINGS ASSESSED ?A) Critical Employability Skills: Communications Skills Analytical/Research Skills Computer/Technical Literacy Flexibility/Adaptability/Managing Multiple Priorities Interpersonal Abilities Leadership/Management Skills Planning/Organizing Problem-Solving/Reasoning/Creativity Teamwork Smart Steps
  3. 3. WHAT ARE THE THINGS ASSESSED ?B) Personal Values: Honesty/Integrity/Morality Adaptability/Flexibility Dedication/Hard-Working/Work Ethic/Tenacity Dependability/Reliability/Responsibility Loyalty Positive Attitude/Motivation/Energy/Passion Professionalism Self-Confidence Self-Motivated/Ability to Work With Little or No Supervision Willingness to Learn Smart Steps
  4. 4. Interview Tips Research as much as you can about the company - products, services, markets, competitors, trends, current activities, priorities Prepare your answers for the type of questions youll be asked, especially, be able to say why you want the job, what your strengths are, how youd do the job, what your best achievements are Prepare good questions to ask at the interview Assemble hard evidence of what youve achieved in the past Smart Steps
  5. 5. Interview Tips Make sure your resume/cv is up to date, looking very good and even if already supplied to the interviewer take three with you (one for the interviewer, one for you and a spare in case the interviewer brings a colleague in to the meeting). Get hold of the material and read the about the organization and the role Review your personal goals and be able to speak openly and honestly about them and how you plan to achieve them. Ensure you have two or three really good reputable and relevant references, and check theyd each be happy to be contacted. Smart Steps
  6. 6. Interview Tips Adopt an enthusiastic, alert, positive mind-set Try to get some experience of personality tests Think about what to wear and dress appropriately Smart Steps
  7. 7. Session # 1 Smart Steps
  8. 8. About FACTSET FactSet Research Systems is a leading provider of financial information and analytical applications to the global investment community. FACTSET is headquartered at Connecticut, America FactSet provides a platform to monitor global markets, public and private companies, and equity and fixed income portfolios With FactSet provides customized analytical reports and charts to clients Mr.Philip Hadley is the Current CEO Revenues are close to – 641 Million Dollars FactSet is a one-stop source for financial information
  9. 9. What do they expect from you Ability to implement processes effectively. Good numerical ability and accurate reporting. Good communication skills for leading the teams and to align teams with client deliverables. Post Graduates in commerce/MBA –finance /CA /ICWA /MFM. Excellent written skills – ability to prepare reports. Ability to handle multiple tasks effectively. Willingness to stretch and lead by example. Willingness to work in shifts Ability to work with other groups in a deadline focused environment Knowledge of Financial Markets Graduation / PG in Commerce / Finance Computer skills: Internet, MS-Office Good numerical / Analytical skills Flexibility to work in shifts
  10. 10. What are your greatest strengths? Smart Steps
  11. 11.  A proven track record as an achiever...especially if your achievements match up with the employers greatest wants and needs Intelligence...management "savvy" Honesty...integrity...a decent human being Good fit with corporate culture...someone to feel comfortable with...a team player who meshes well with interviewers team Likeability...positive attitude...sense of humor Good communication skills Dedication...willingness to walk the extra mile to achieve excellence Definiteness of purpose...clear goals Enthusiasm...high level of motivation Confident...healthy...a leader
  12. 12. What are your greatest weaknesses? Smart Steps
  13. 13. Disguise a strength as a weaknessExample: “I sometimes push my people too hard. I like to work with a sense of urgency and everyone is not always on the same wavelength.”Drawback: This strategy is better than admitting a flaw, but its so widely used, it is transparent to any experienced interviewer.
  14. 14. Why should I hire you? Smart Steps
  15. 15.  TRAPS: Believe it or not, this is a killer question because so many candidates are unprepared for it. BEST ANSWER: Important to uncover and know more about the employer’s needs Match your strengths to their needs The answer can give a huge edge over other candidates who have not prepared
  16. 16. Where do you see yourself five years from now? Smart Steps
  17. 17.  TRAPS: Interviewers ask this question is to see if you’re settling for this position or they could be trying to gauge your level of ambition. If you’re too specific, i.e., naming the promotions you someday hope to win, you’ll sound presumptuous If you’re too vague, you’ll seem rudderless. BEST ANSWER: Reassure your interviewer that you’re looking to make a long-term commitment As for your future, you believe that if you perform each job at hand with excellence, future opportunities will take care of themselves.
  18. 18. Describe your ideal company, location and job Smart Steps
  19. 19. TRAPS: This is often asked by an experienced interviewer and it often gets a candidate to reveal that, indeed, he or she is looking for something other than the position at hand.BEST ANSWER: Describe what this company is offering, being sure to make your answer believable with specific reasons, stated with sincerity
  20. 20. Why do you want to work at our company? Smart Steps
  21. 21.  TRAPS: Tests whether you’ve done any homework about the firm. If you haven’t, you lose. If you have, you win big. BEST ANSWER: This question is your opportunity to win big Better to do in-depth research before any interview
  22. 22. Can you work under pressure? Smart Steps
  23. 23.  TRAPS: An easy question, but make your answer believable. BEST ANSWER: Absolutely…(then prove it with a vivid example or two of a goal or project accomplished under pressure)
  24. 24. Who has inspired you in your life and why? Smart Steps
  25. 25. TRAPS: The two traps here are unpreparedness and irrelevanceBEST ANSWER: Have a few heroes in mind – Leaders in your industry, from history or anyone else who has been your mentor
  26. 26. How do you feel about workingnights and weekends? Smart Steps
  27. 27.  TRAPS: Blurt out “no way” and you can kiss the job offer goodbye. But what if you have a family and want to work a reasonably normal schedule? BEST ANSWER: First, if you really love to work say it so If you have to balance it out, say that you would ensure that the work is completed to the company’s satisfaction Add that your family understands it, if long hours are required to be put
  28. 28. Are you willing to relocate or travel? Smart Steps
  29. 29.  TRAPS: Answer with a flat “no” and you may slam the door shut on this opportunity But what if you’d really prefer not to relocate or travel, yet wouldn’t want to lose the job offer over it? BEST ANSWER: First find out where you may have to relocate and how much travel may be involved. Then respond to the question. If there’s no problem, say so enthusiastically.
  30. 30. What are your goals? Smart Steps
  31. 31.  TRAPS: Not having any…or having only vague generalities, not highly specific goals. BEST ANSWER: Many executives in a position to hire you are strong believers in goal-setting. They like to hire in kind. If you’re vague about your career and personal goals, it could be a big turnoff to may people
  32. 32. “The Salary Question” – How muchmoney do you want? Smart Steps
  33. 33. TRAPS: This is your most important negotiation Handle it wrong and you can blow the job offer or go to work at far less than you might have gotten
  34. 34. How do you define success…and how doyou measure up to your own definition? Smart Steps
  35. 35.  TRAPS: Seems like an obvious enough question. Yet many executives, unprepared for it, fumble. BEST ANSWER: Give a well-accepted definition of success that leads right into your own stellar collection of achievements Example: “The best definition I’ve come across is that success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal.”
  36. 36. Tell me something negative you’veheard about our company… Smart Steps
  37. 37. TRAPS: This is a common fishing expedition to see what the industry grapevine may be saying about the company But it’s also a trap because as an outsider, you never want to be the bearer of unflattering news or gossip about the firmBEST ANSWER: Just remember the rule – never be negative – and you’ll handle this one just fine.
  38. 38. What have you done toimprove your knowledge inthe last year? Smart Steps
  39. 39. Attended any training programsPresented papersProjectsResearchWeb sites to gain more knowledge
  40. 40. Do you know anyone who works for us? Smart Steps
  41. 41. If you know somebody, please add your interaction with him about the company. His role, department, feedback, could be important.If you do not know, say so
  42. 42. Are you a team player? Smart Steps
  43. 43. Give some situations to substantiate your answer 2 or 3 examples and your role in the teamOutcome of the same and the experience thereof
  44. 44. How long would you expect to work for us if hired? Smart Steps
  45. 45.  Talk about the company Why you want join this company How could you contribute How you want to grow in the same company
  46. 46. Tell me about your dream job Smart Steps
  47. 47. Talk about the role that the company has in handWhat the company can offer you in the future
  48. 48. What are you looking for in a job? Smart Steps
  49. 49. Opportunity to learnGrowthContributeCreateChallenges
  50. 50. Do you have any questions for me? Smart Steps
  51. 51. Keep 2 questions ready for the endShould look like you have researched the company and it could be a bonus for you
  52. 52. Secrets of Scoring Success in Interview1. Do your Homework2. Know what is tested in the Interview3. Display Confident and Positive Attitude4. Dress Appropriately5. Prepare for the commonly asked questions6. Prepare for the questions based on your CV7. Most importantly, PRACTICE !! Smart Steps
  53. 53. Secrets of Scoring Success in Interview1. Know why you want the job2. Study the company and know your role3. Think like the Employer4. Tell them clearly how you can contribute5. Make them understand how you are better than others6. ASK for it7. Follow it up ! Smart Steps
  54. 54. "The wisest mind has something yet to learn” Smart Steps

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