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.

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