A somewhat formal discussion between a hirer andan applicant or candidate, typically in person, inwhich information is exchanged, with the intention ofestablishing the applicant’s suitability for a position
Objectives of InterviewsInformation gatheringSelection proceduresPerformance appraisal etc.
Get to know the company.Know what some typical interview questions are andpractice them.Be aware of the office culture and dress for success atthe interview.Be early!Be confident.
What Should I Wear? men’s Attire What Men Should Wear To An Interview Solid color, conservative suit White long sleeve shirt Conservative tie Dark socks, professional shoes Very limited jewelry Neat, professional hairstyle Go easy on the aftershave Neatly trimmed nails Portfolio or briefcase
What Should I Wear? Women’s AttireWhat Ladies Should Wear To An Interview Solid color, conservative suit Coordinated blouse Moderate shoes Limited jewelry Neat, professional hairstyle Tan or light hosiery Sparse make-up & perfume Manicured nails Portfolio, briefcase, purse
13 WAYS TO SHINE AT INTERVIEW1.Make sure you keep a copy of your CV and/or application form2. Research your potential employers3. Know the industry you are interested in entering4. Refer again to the job description that first inspired you to apply for that job5. Consider your appearance6. Take with you the letter of confirmation from the organization you are visiting
13 WAYS TO SHINE AT INTERVIEW9. Learn the art of firm handshake10. Remember that an interview is a two-wayprocess11. Think about your body language12. Never be afraid of a pause13. Give yourself time to relax and prepare7. Check how you are going to get there8. Be equipped – money, handkerchief, comb.
Do’s Dress appropriately for the industry; Know the exact time and location of your interview; Listen to be sure you understand your interviewers name and the correct pronunciation Maintain good eye contact during the interview. Ask for clarification if you dont understand a question.
Do’s Be thorough in your responses, while being concise in your wording. Exhibit a positive attitude. Do expect to be treated appropriately After the interview, make notes right away so you dont forget critical details. Write a thank-you letter to your interviewer promptly.
Donts Dont Prepare Inappropriate Behavior/Belongings Dress Inappropriately Poor Communication Skills Talk Too Much Dont Talk Enough Fuzzy Facts Badmouthing Past Employers Forget to Follow Up Give the Wrong Answer
30 Typical Interview Questions1. How are you today?2. Tell me a little bit about yourself.3. What do you know about this organization?4. Why are you interested working for this company?5. How did you decide on a program of study?6. Why did you select Onondaga Community College?7. What subjects did you like best/least? Why?
8. What are your strengths?9. What is your biggest weakness?10. How has your college experience prepared you for this position?11. Why do you think you would do well at this job?12. Describe your work ethic.13. Describe the biggest challenge you have had in your last job orinternship and how you handled it.14. Talk about a time when you made a mistake. How did you fix it?15. Talk about a situation where you had to deal with someone who wasbeing difficult. How did you handle the situation?
16. Tell me about a situation when you had to learn something new in a shortperiod of time. How did you do it?17. Tell me about a time when you had to work in a team environment. Wereyou the leader or a follower in the group?18. Tell me about a time you received criticism and how you dealt with it?19. Give me an example of an important goal you set and how you reached it.20. Describe a situation that required you to do a number of things at the sametime. How did you handle it?21. Describe a situation where others you were working with on a projectdisagreed with your ideas. What did you do?22. Tell me about your ability to work under pressure.
23. Tell me about a suggestion you have made and what came of it.24. What two work accomplishments are you most proud of?25. What duties have you performed in the past that you liked most/leastand why?26. What would your previous supervisor say your strongest point is?27. What kind of management style do you work best under and why?28. Why are you leaving your current position?29. What motivates you to do your best on the job?30. Do you have any questions for me?
Ask good Question Thank the interviewer Request a business card Enquire about the next steps
Created By: Sathish Kumar G MBA (pursuing) B.N.Bahudur Institute of management and sciences Mysore.