Job Seekers
Prepare Well:
» Always study the job description shared with you by your consultant or organization of the post you have applied for.
» Dress well for the interview – Always opt for ‘formal’ wear. Please remember “ The way a person dresses is the single biggest non-verbal communication you make about yourself."
» Before going for the interview one must completely update oneself about the Company by visiting the official website and research about its services, people, competitors and corporate culture.
» Prepare your own set of questions regarding the position applied for as well as future prospects.
Make the first impression:
» Dress well for the interview – Always opt for ‘formal’ wear. Please remember “ The way a person dresses is the single biggest non-verbal communication you make about yourself."
communication you make about yourself."
» Be on time for the interview – Being early is preferable to being late.
» Carry your updated resume and certificates in a neat folder.
» Maintain a good posture, be positive and clear in your communication.
» Never talk too much or interrupt the interviewer.
During Interview:
» Always talk clearly, fluently & confidently.
» Always maintain a good eye contact with the person taking the interview at all times.
» The interviewer will always judge if you can handle yourself in a stressful situation. Hence, you   should remain calm and take your time in answering questions.
» Do not ask questions that are clearly answered on the employer's web site and/or in any literature provided by the employer to you in advance. This would simply reveal that you did not prepare for the interview, and you are wasting the employer's time by asking these questions.
» Never ask about salary and benefits issues until those subjects are raised by the employer
Top ten questions to prepare for:
 
  • Why are you looking for a change?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
  • How have you contributed to your previous company?
  • What have been your biggest achievements so far?
  • How do you handle a stressful situation?
  • What keeps you motivated?
  • Are you a team player?
  • Can you manage people well?
  • Why should we hire you?
  Sample questions you could ask at the end of the interview:
 
  • What is the organization's plan for the next five years, and how does this department fit in?
  • Could you explain your organizational structure?
  • What are the day-to-day responsibilities of this job?
  • Could you describe your company's management style and the type of employee who fits well with it?
  • What is the company's policy on providing seminars, workshops, and training so employees can   keep up their skills or acquire new ones?
  • What is your organization's policy on transfers to other cities?
  • Where have successful employees previously in this position progressed to within the company?
  • What are my prospects for advancement? If I do a good job, what is a logical next step?
  • Could you please describe the opportunities for training and professional development?
  • Will I receive any formal training?
  • What is the company's promotional policy?