What To Ask In Your Job Interview

Traditional interviews used to be question and answer rounds where the hiring managers asked the questions and the candidates answered. The written and oral recommendations were trusted completely and there were often only limited responses to the job posts which qualified. Modern Job Interviews are much more complex affairs where the hiring managers have to verify the sincerity of the candidates among other things. Modern Job Interviews are more in the patterns of conversations rather than question and answer rounds. Modern Job Interviews offer opportunities where the candidate can put questions to the interviewer.

The opportunity of questioning the interviewer should be utilized well. It is a good idea to prepare the questions before hand rather than attempting to form them during the interview itself. Some of the questions which you can put to the interviewer are:

What Are The Qualities That You Are Looking For?
It would be very helpful to know the expectations which your bosses will have from you while you serve in the post. Most of the job requirements which are posted by the companies provide the job profile where the basic requirements are mentioned, but asking the interviewer about it would provide further clarifications. You would be in a better position to tackle the interview and put the stresses on the relevant parts of your experience. This question should be asked at the beginning of the interview.

What Are The Expected Challenges?
A question about the challenges in the job will not only put you in better perspective of the post, but the ensuing conversation puts you in a convenient position to present your abilities to handle the challenges of the job. This would be a good question to ask if you are a fresher.

What Are The Appraisal / Incentive Policies?
This is a question which most candidates shy away from, thinking that it would hamper his chances of getting selected. It is actually quite the opposite. A candidate who enquires about the appraisal policies is a candidate who is looking for growth and often leaves a favorable impression on the interviewer. This question also opens the opportunities for salary negotiation.

Would You Like To Discuss Anything In Resume Which Looks Like Shortcomings?
This question is a sound way of ending the interview. This question provides you with the opportunities of defending your weak points. Many a job opportunity has been lost due to weaknesses which the candidate did not have a chance to clarify or defend.

Though the opportunity of questioning the interviewer should be utilized, it is also important to ask the correct questions. Do not put questions just for the sake of asking them. This very often leads to questions with obvious answers and ends up providing a negative image before the interviewer.

Tips For Freshers To Find A Good Job

Are you a fresher looking for the first job of your life? Wondering how to find that perfect job you dream about? Well, in this era of globalization and fast-paced internet, job hunting has become much easier thing than before. The two main tasks that help in finding a Good Job Opportunity are a proper understanding of the job market and understanding yourself. Unless and until you have a fair-idea about what you are actually looking for and whether it is a reasonable quest in the corresponding job market, you will not be able to find a job that suits your sensibilities.

Resume Is The First Step
The first thing you must do is to prepare a proper resume that highlights your strengths and achievements. You should make your resume up-to-dated and error-free. You must also remember not to resort to any lies in your resume and furnish information that can only be substantiated with authentic documents.

Try Networking
You can do your own little version of networking by asking friends, family relatives and acquaintances who might have an opening at their workplace.  Besides, providing information about job openings they might also provide you with valuable leads that might come in help in the near future.

Volunteering Can Do The Trick
Sometimes companies recruit volunteers rather than taking-in new employers instantly. Grab that chance and give your best, displaying your commitment and talent. Later you can always include this volunteering experience in your resume to catch the interviewer’s eye.

Prepare For The Interview Day
You must make maximum utilization of that few minutes you get in front of the interviewer as it is the key to your getting the particular job in the company. Prepare for the probable and common questions beforehand but don’t make it sound ‘prepared’ on the D-day. Presenting yourself properly in the interview is another plus point that can help you make the final cut.

Armed with a well-written resume, the right skills and confidence, you can surely make the cut and land in the job of your dreams soon. So follow these tips and get set to chase your dreams!

How to Find Employment in the Executive Field

Finding an executive post in an organization is dream of every job seeker. Today there are many ways to get executive jobs but a job seeker has to be careful to choose the right ways of getting employed in executive field. The job seekers have to work with sheer hard work and take the right steps, at the right time and in the right direction.

Now, let us steer toward the steps that the job searcher must keep in mind for latching onto an executive position.

Prepare a Striking Resume   
Resume should be prepared with maximal care. Every detail must be carefully crosschecked and clearly mentioned in your resume before presenting it for the perusal of the recruiters and employers. Job seekers should enlist all the points in their resume that would help in making them the best choice for the executive post of the firm. In resume you should incorporate some information about extracurricular accomplishments along with academic achievements and prior job experience. If needed you can avail resume making services in which experts prepare your resume and make it highly presentable.

Register on Placement Portals  
If you haven’t registered on any recruitment portal, you are ignoring excellent job offers for executive post. These placement portals are the most effective way to get an executive post in any organization. Job seekers get unlimited offers through these placement portals.

Enroll with an Executive Search Firm
Job seekers should enroll themselves with an executive search firm. These executive search firms assure job seekers to receive a call within one business day after submitting their resume. They will charge you nominal amount for their services.

Strengthen Social Networking
Networking with friends, relatives, ex colleagues, college mates etc., brighten the chance to get an executive job. Remain active on internet social networks, forums and professional groups, these active contacts help greatly to get an executive job.

Procedure to Search Job Effectively that would Result in a Successful Career

Generally, it has been observed that there is neither lack of talent nor paucity of opportunity but the talented job seekers still struggle to secure great jobs in this cut throat competition prevailing in the job market. As the prospects of recession looms over the future of the young and talented, it is necessary for job seekers to know tricks of the trade. An attempt has been made to compile a list of points, which the job seeker should keep in mind while grappling with unemployment and recession and getting hold of the golden opportunity.

  • Clear Your Head
    Be clear as to what you really want. Several job seekers cannot decide the type of job which they want and hence, end up slipping great opportunities. You should know what type of job has to be targeted. This is generally the most crucial phase in the life of the job seeker where he/she should be able to do self-introspection and analysis of his/her own passion. Once the career goal is set, then you can go ahead with finding the job.
  •  Formulate a Strategy
    Once you are clear within yourself as to what type of job you would like to do, then it would be followed by preparing a plan to search the desired job. The plan to grab your dream job will generally account you to prepare a strategy wherein you would be selling your brand. Define your Unique Selling Proposition (USP), which would differentiate you from the rest of the job applicants. Be clear that your brand contributes in the company’s value addition process. Then only chances of grabbing your desired job will get rife.
  •  Dress Properly for an Interview
    As a job seeker you have to be presentable. Dress properly and formally for the interview and keep in mind that the first impression is the last impression. So make a positive impact at the onset of the interview. You should communicate with the interviewer with aplomb and should maintain an eye contact. Present valid facts to the interviewer and never belie. Remember that honesty is the best policy.

In the end, enshrine in your mind that hope is the most important element in the mental resume of a job seeker. You should never stop leaning on the wall plastered with hope and positivity. Their presence is indispensable if you need to secure the job that you have always dreamt of.

Some Resume Facts That, Employers Will Never Check

The first thing that a job seeker is asked for is his/her resume. Special emphasis should be laid while preparing a resume in order to make it interesting and at the same time effective. What problems do you generally face while making a C.V.?- assembling the facts in a logical manner, making the resume interesting, restricting yourself to a set format. We are showing you a right direction in terms of attracting employers by choosing a skewed path that carries some fabricated facts.

Omit unnecessary information: The person conducting the recruitment process has to go through several resumes every day. If he sees a resume full of information that may or may not be important for him, he might ignore it. So, what should you do to avoid such situation? You must avoid giving all the details about your earlier jobs. A resume can be made specific by omitting the irrelevant information about your previous jobs.

Take Credit For Your Team Success: If you have worked in a team that has performed really well and made immense profits, there is no harm in taking credit for it. The employer doesn’t have much time to get back to the previous company and get details of your projects.

Love The Job You Were In : Always pretend that you loved the job you are currently working in or have left in order. This will give them an impression you just want to step up the ladder and are not in grave need of a job.

Manipulate About Your Position in the Earlier Job : Show that you were very important for your company and held a prominent place there. This will add to your credibility and will ensure the recruiter’s interest in you.

Portray A Pseudo Image : If you frame your resume on the lines of how a recruiter will like it to be, it will be of great help. So you must change your way of thinking while writing a resume rather come up with a false image. Portray yourself as another person that a recruiter will love to meet and employ.

Showcase Yourself As a Marvel : Portray that you follow strict job ethics and this should be a highlight of your resume. Recruiters like to employ those who strictly adhere to rules and regulations.

By addition of such facts your resume will become catchy and will lure the recruiters towards you. These tips will help a job seeker to frame an ideal resume that will fetch him a desired job.

How To Handle The Interview Stress

No matter what degree you hold, how skilled you are, and what experience you hold, the very thought of facing an interview leads to goose bumps. To think about sitting in front of the interview panel causes stress to many people and it can be nerve-wrecking for them. Here we provide certain tips to face the interview confidently.

  •  Recognize Your Problem: First you need to accept that you are under stress and it is normal in such conditions. This is the most important step, as it allows you to find ways to come out of it. There are various signs which indicate that the person is under stress, such as, tickling in the stomach, sweating, babbling, tightening of the shoulders and neck, etc. Early detection of such signs and symptoms is imperative when formulating a plan of action to combat stress during an interview.
  • Prepare In Advance: Before going for an interview, prepare both your mind and body. Some patent interview questions need to be prepared beforehand and body language such as posture must be rehearsed in advance. Preparation gives confidence to face the actual situation.
  • Do Not Succumb To The Interview Pressure: Giving in is very easy, but to succeed one has to face challenges and overcome them with determination. Remember that your interview performance is the index of your character. It shows how strong you are. Just focus on your strengths and try to overcome your shortcomings. It is for sure that the interview panel will not change; you have to change and adopt the never-to-quit attitude.
  • Respect The Interviewer: Listen carefully to what the interviewer is asking, answer politely and with patience. It is important to face the interview with a positive attitude and keep your mind alert and open.

Only with confidence and determination one can come out of the pressure full situation. There is no shortcut to escape fear. One has to accept the fear and give his/her best to come out of difficult situations with the head held high.

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PlacementIndia.Com – Blogs Release September 2011

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7 Tips for a Successful Interview

It is completely natural for anybody to get a little nervous before a job interview. First time interviewees have enough reasons to be anxious about talking to strangers. Moreover, even if you have a good experience for the post you have applied for, you may feel the pressure of getting through an interview. Though clearing an interview depends on a lot of factors, yet there are some sure shot ways to ensure that you crack any Job Interview successfully.

Following are seven useful tips that will help you to perform optimally in a job interview:

  1. Be Prepared
    Do extensive research on the company you are planning to join. Moreover, make a list of frequently asked questions and practice them at home. These things will instill a new confidence in you.
  2. Make A Positive First Impression
    Be well dressed while going for an interview. Preferably wear decent formals that suit your body type. Moreover, your body language speaks a lot for you. Thus, walk confidently and ask for permission while entering in the cabin of the interviewer and greet him or her immediately.
  3. Get A Clear Understanding Of The Question Before Answering It
    Make sure that you understand the question put forward by your interviewer completely. In case you do not understand the question, it is advisable that you ask the interviewer to repeat it instead of giving an inappropriate answer.
  4. Do Not Hurry In Answering The Questions
    Take your time to understand the question and phrase your answer correctly. It will be far better to take a pause to think and then put forward your point properly instead of speaking something inappropriate.
  5. Be Honest
    Do not hide anything from your prospective employer. Most of the interviewers have years of experience in their field and they can catch any lie immediately. Thus, to avoid an embarrassing situation, always adopt the policy of honesty.
  6. Show Your Interest In The Company
    Explain how you will add to the company’s growth. Express your desire to reach a high position in the company by putting in sincere efforts. This will give an indirect message to your prospective employers that you look forward to a long term association with them.
  7. Thank Them
    Do not forget to thank the interviewers after the interview. Express your pleasure on meeting them and also exclaim that you look forward toward meeting them again.

Summarizing it all, be confident of yourself and do not fail to acknowledge your capabilities. Cracking a Job Interview will seem to be a cakewalk if you concentrate on polishing your strengths and working on your weak areas.

How to Deal With Exit Interviews

Yes, you must be wondering what exactly is an exit interview? Never attended an exit interview? Well an exit interview is the opposite of a job interview. An exit interview is an interview conducted by the organization of a departing employee. These interviews are generally conducted by a neutral department within the company like the Human Resource Department. If the interview is conducted by a neutral party, the departing employee would be more candid in answering questions about the company and stating the reasons for his or her departure.

Exit interviews are conducted mainly to find out the reasons for the employee’s departure. These interviews also help an organization in assessing their working conditions and in forming new policies to retain their present and future employees. Some of the most popular questions asked in an exit interview are:

  • Primary reason for leaving
  • Most satisfying aspect of your job
  • Least satisfying aspect of your job
  • Was training at job adequate
  • Were you happy with the pay and incentives
  • About your supervisors
  • How you feel about the company and what you like and dislike about the company
  • Did you face any discrimination in the company
  • Would you join the company again
  • Your overall opinion about the company

These questions, though quite easy and straightforward, require astute answers so that they are not insulting or degrading to the company’s reputation. Here are some pointers which you should keep in mind if you ever have to face an exit interview.

  • Preparation before appearing for the interview is very important. An exit interview is as important as a recruitment interview. Decide what you will say in the interview beforehand to avoid any misunderstandings later.
  • Do not use derogatory remarks against the company, your employers or your colleagues. If you are dissatisfied with someone in the company, explain that problem in the form of a situation rather than targeting that particular person.
  • Exit interview is the time when you can actually share your thoughts and opinions about the company. Whatever experience or knowledge you have gained in your job, you can transfer it to your employers.
  • Be calm and composed. It is just like any other interview so just relax and answer the questions as truthfully as possible without degrading anyone.

Appearing in exit interviews is not compulsory in all organizations but if you ever have to face one you should be aware of the do’s and don’ts of such interviews.

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Tips to increase your chances of getting short-listed

All the candidates appearing for an interview expect of getting short-listed. However, to receive a call for an interview, one has to be very careful about a number of things if he/she wants to pave the successful path of getting a job of his/her choice. While registering with any of the job placement websites, the job seeker should follow eight prominent points that will help you in increasing your chances of getting short-listed.

  1. Updating Profile -
    Updating your profile on a regular basis is as essential as getting a job. One must be very careful towards updating one’s profile at least once in a period of three months. An optimist person would have definitely learned to handle new responsibilities in a short interval of time, which one must not forget to add in the profile. Your recent achievements will attract the attention of the recruiter.
  2. Heading of the Resume -
    Your resume headline should contain your summary of experience mentioned in short and crisp words. A precise and understandable headline of your resume drives you towards the chance of being noticed by the recruiter.
  3. Mentioning Skills -
    Every person appearing for an interview possesses different skills, which are required to mention on a resume. The skills should be mentioned in an appropriate way as to highlight your unique professional strength. It is extremely important to cite the tasks you are proficient in.
  4. Filling the Profile -
    One should be very clear about filling of all relevant spaces in the profile to be registered. Giving relevant information regarding your skills, education etc. can make it possible for you to accomplish the task and win the challenge of being short-listed among all those who are seeking the same job.
  5. Accurate Contact Details -
    Recruiters many a time are trapped in a situation where they are not able to contact a person whose details are not appropriately mentioned on the profile. The mobile number, e-mail address or other contact details mentioned on the profile should be accurate that can help you grab the opportunity of being selected.
  6. Regularly Login -
    If you have made a profile on any of the job related websites, you should spare your time in logging in at regular intervals. As your last login details are available on the site, the recruiter can easily make out about your interest of getting a job and knows how actively you are looking for it.
  7. Resume Status -
    As we are regular and very fond of updating our status on other social networking sites, a similar treatment is required in updating your status at job related sites. Set your resume status active and updated with new relevant information.
  8. Addition of CV notes -
    To give a lively appearance to your resume, the best way is to add CV notes, which gives a glance of all the updated information related to your recent achievements etc.

Thus, following the above points will surely change your status from an unemployed to successfully employed.

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