Successful Interview - Rules and Tips

Hello Students. Today we will discuss some important Rules and Tips to be Successful in InterviewsThese rules and tips will help Students/job-seekers to maximize employment opportunities. A job interview is one of the most intimidating way of making first impression.

How to be Successful in Interviews - Rules and Tips
Successful Interviews - Rules and Tips
If You’re invited to an interview. First you must get the basics right and Follow the 8 golden rules given below. They may seem obvious but applicants/students continually ignore them So my advice is, don't take them too light.

Successful Interviews - Rules
Successful Interviews - Rules

Successful Interview Rule no 1:

Do the Research on organisation/company. Read any information they send you. Investigate their website and get as much details you can.

Successful Interview Rule no 2:

Prepare to substantiate/provide evidence to support everything you said in your application.

Successful Interview Rule no 3:

On the day of interview arrive early and in the right state of mind to be interviewed.

Successful Interview Rule no 4:

Always Dress to fit in. Make it easy for them to imagine you working in their organisation. Look Smart and Use light Perfume.

Successful Interview Rule no 5:

Treat everything – from entering their premises to leaving – as part of the selection procedure. Don't take it as regular visit.

Successful Interview Rule no 6:

When you first meet, look your host in the eye, shake hands and smile. that is very important.

Successful Interview Rule no 7:

Sit up straight in your chair with open body language – no crossed arms, fiddling with your face or gripping. Use your hands to emphasis what you say.

Successful Interview Rule no 8:

Never introduce a negative point unless it is absolutely necessary. Always look for positive reasons for what you have done and why you have applied for this particular job.

Obey these rules and you stand a chance to be Successful in Interviews.

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How to Answer Questions in Interview:

Let me Help You answer some different types of questions which are usually asked in interviews.

Questions in Interview
How to Answer Questions in Interview

Interview Question no 1:

The ‘Why’ questions
Be ready to explain positively why you did what it says you did on your CV or application form. Go further and prepare to say why this particular career is attractive, why you want this job and why you are keen to work for this organisation. Look for things you have in common – interests, expertise, location, etc. Don’t simply tell them what they already know.

Interview Question no 2:

The ‘Experience’ questions
Think hard about your experience and how it can add value to your prospective employer. Consider which areas of your previous work relate most strongly to the job you have applied for and be ready to supply the evidence that this is the case.

Interview Question no 3:

The ‘Competency’ questions
Often, when you apply for a job, you will receive a job description and person specification. The latter will outline the skills you need to be successful in this role and lay down competencies that are essential. Teamwork, communication and initiative are often part of what recruiters call ‘generic skills’, essential in many jobs. Be prepared to relate how you have exhibited these skills and use STAR- situation, task, action, and
results to provide a full answer.

Interview Question no 4:

‘Scenario’ questions
“What would you do if…?” Naturally these scenario questions are different for each type of job and relate to real situations you would face. Think about what you will encounter in the job you’re being interviewed for and be ready to answer them.

Interview Question no 5:

Bolts from the blue
Especially in customer/client facing roles, it is essential that you are not phased by what seem to be ridiculous questions. Some interviewers ask these to see your reaction. For example, you might be asked, ‘If you were a car what make would you be?’ Slow down. Think. Then try to find a logical answer.

Interview Question no 6:

Who else have you applied to?
Employers want to know that you have a sensible job seeking strategy. Not a haphazard one. It should demonstrate a motivation to adapt to their type of organisation.

Interview Question no 7:

Where do you see your career going from here?
Be ambitious but emphasize what you would contribute and how you can progress.

Interview Question no 8:

What skills do you need in this job?
Where is the evidence that you have them? Often these can be discovered if they show you a job description. If not think hard before you attend the interview and write down the evidence that you have these skills so that it easily comes to mind.

Interview Question no 9:

What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Think of your weaknesses as areas for development. Don’t say that you are a perfectionist – it’s something of a cliche.

Interview Question no 10:

Why should we recruit you?
Show how you could add value to the organisation if appointed.

Interview Question no 11:

Have you any questions to ask us?
Use this to express a real interest in what they do, not to find out about the perks of the job.

Interview Question no 12:

Assessment Centers
Many employers now use other techniques in addition to interviews to help them select the best candidates. These include:

Interview Question no 13:

Giving a presentation/lecture
These are often used for academic jobs. Think about pitching it right for your audience.
Never go over time. Use bullet points for notes and maintain eye contact with your listeners.

Interview Question no 14:

Aptitude tests
For verbal, numerical and diagrammatic reasoning or logical thinking. Practice these Examples:

  • Discussion groups
  • Facilitate the group. Participate. Contribute ideas. Build on the ideas of others. Don’t shut people out, interrupt, talk over, dismiss the ideas of others out of hand or take the discussion off topic.
  • Team activities
  • Enter wholeheartedly into the spirit of the event, no matter how crazy you think it is.

Interview Question no 15:

Apply the same for discussion groups.
Case studies
Read the case study and underline the important factors. Write these on some paper to get them firmly into your brain. Then re arrange them into pros and cons, a logical sequence or timeline. Then write your report. Consider whether a bullet point executive summary is better than lengthy prose.

Interview Question no 16:

In-tray exercise
This is all about taking decisions and prioritizing. Faced with several courses of action you have to decide which are most important.

Interview Question no 17

Personality questionnaires
If asked to complete a personality questionnaire, just be yourself. Attempts to swing the result in favor of what the recruiter may want are likely to be unsuccessful.

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Successful Interview - You are Hired
Successful Interview - You are Hired

Final Words:

Dear Students , It is important to appear confident and Smart for the interview. One way to do that is to be prepared the best of your ability. There is no way to predict how will be your interview , but by following above mentioned important rules and Tips you will surely feel less anxious and will be ready to positively present yourself. Don't miss this last chance to market yourself.

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