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Interview ppt

  1. 1. Interview Is it your worst nightmare?
  2. 2. What is an interview?  A job interview is a conversation which occurs between a potential employer and a job applicant. During the job interview, the employer hopes to determine whether or not the applicant is suitable for the job, while the applicant tries to learn more about the position while also impressing the employer. As a general rule, a job interview is an important part of the process of applying for a job, and it may range in formality from a casual conversation to a series of serious discussions with an assortment of people working within the company.
  3. 3. Different types of interviews?  Formal Interview   Phone Interview   Many of the questions will deal with hypothetical situations, past experiences, and qualifications A phone interview is conducted between candidates and employers who are in different areas of the state, country, or world. Panel Interview  when a candidate is interviewed by several people at once. Each person at the table will have his or her own set of questions to ask, and each interviewer will generally focus on a specific area to discuss.
  4. 4. What does the interviewer want?   What can you do for us? If hired, how can you contribute to the department and/or organization differently than other interview candidates? This can be demonstrated through your educational background, prior experience, special skills and knowledge.
  5. 5.   Why do you want to work with us? An employer wants to make sure the candidate chosen has a solid understanding of the organization, department and position. If not, chances are the individual will not be a good hire, which can lead to ineffectiveness, resignation or termination. All scenarios cost the employer resources, time and money. As a candidate you need to state why you want to work in a particular industry, for a particular organization and/or department. Also, you need to convey to that employer that you have a realistic picture of the job and how this industry/position fits within your short and long term goals.
  6. 6.   What are you like once we’ve gotten to know you? Employers are looking at areas such as your motivation, initiative, creativity, problem-solving abilities and team-work skills, and how these skills will continue once you are hired and part of the organization and department. Also, an employer is looking for a good personality fit within the organization and department.
  7. 7. Common questions   Practice Commonly Asked Interview Questions You have no way of knowing what specific questions will be asked of you during an interview. However, there are certain questions that are asked in nearly every interview, such as:       Tell me about yourself. Why are you interested in working for us? What do you know about us? What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses? What are your short term/long term goals? Why are you the best candidate for the position? What questions do you have for us?
  8. 8. Research    Research about the organization in their website about their current state, culture, vision and mission statement. Check who are the people in the management. Work timings
  9. 9. Preparation for the Interview  Arrive about 15- 20 minutes prior to your interview. You want to be prompt, but not too early. Camping out in the lobby for an hour doesn’t make you look professional but instead shows a lack of scheduling ability.
  10. 10. Your questions   At this time an interviewer will typically ask if you have any specific questions. A good candidate will ALWAYS have questions to ask. Your questions will show an interviewer you have done some research on the company and the position, and are serious about the job. This is not the time to ask questions about vacation time, perks, loans or benefits.
  11. 11. Follow through   Send a Thank you note with individual names mentioned of the people who took the interview. A follow up email is also appreciated.
  12. 12. Illegal questions    I understand that your father expired but why did you not pursue further studies. Do you plan to marry in the future. Do you plan to have children. If yes, how many.
  13. 13. Interview questions  Tell me something about yourself. This is an innocent questions just to get the conversation started but the following questions will lead to a fishing expedition with more questions.  Carefully phrase your answer here.  Begin with your current area, position and then go back. Add some background and why you are suitable for this position.  Match up your qualification with those of the company. 
  14. 14. Why should I hire you.  I'm sure if you asked my friends that question they would say you should hire me because I have the skills outlined in the job description and I bring 10+ years of expertise to this position. Words they've used to describe me are: hard working, professional, trusted and a team player.
  15. 15. What kind of work environment do you prefer?  I can be flexible when it comes to my work environment. What is the environment in the Engineering department here at RRS, Inc? (Once they've described the work environment, include key phrases they've used when you describe your preferred work environment).
  16. 16. What do you know about our company?   Prepare in advance, and in a word, research, so, Start by researching the company online. Review the "About Us" section of the company web site. Google the company, read blogs that mention it, and check Discussion Boards and social networking sites.  If you're a college graduate check with the Career Office at your school to see if you can get a list of alumni who work for the company. That's an ideal way to get an insider's view of the employer, and to get information that might not be available elsewhere.  Remember the slide of research : Use the information you have gathered to create a bulleted list of relevant information that you can easily remember during the interview. Taking the time to research will help you make a good impression with how much you know about the company.
  17. 17. Why will you do if I do not hire you  I am committed to this company and its advancement so, should I not be selected, I will work with and support whoever might get selected. However, I do feel that my experience in the department and with the team would make me the best candidate.