PlacementIndia.Com – Blogs Release January 2012

Utilize Internet For Gaining Wealth & Career Success!
The World Wide Web is a vast information storeroom, making all the tools available that you always needed, in order to succeed in your career as well as in your job search. Looking at the number of career and job search resources that are available on the Internet, anyone would become astonished.[...]

How To Be A Leader At Work?
Do you eagerly want to be a leader at work? Do you actually feel like holding a position where you’ll need to be responsible enough to lead people and manage them to bring out the desired work output? If yes, then first and foremost, you should know that the power a leader wields comes from his/her personality[...]

More Responsibilities Elevates To Promotion!
The addition of the term ‘more’ before already existing plentiful ‘responsibilities’, might have the effect of a bad singer singing at his peak voice standing next to you. And after stabling down, the question which pops out of the mind is that why would anyone even want to have added responsibilities at work?[...]

You Must Know Your Career Goal
Since childhood, most of the people aspire to become a professional in a specific area. Most of the kids say that they want to become a doctor, an engineer, a policeman, an architect or an expert in any other field. However, as people grow up they become lesser specific about their job objectives.[...]

Procrastination – Causes And Solution
Firstly the question that pops into any mind is – What Is ‘Procrastination’? Procrastination is a process to postpone or delay anything needlessly. It is basically a thief of time. Sometimes procrastination is all due to poor time management skills. If you do have a time management problem then it is quite simple to suggest[...]

Switching Jobs With Caution
There are times when shifting from one job to another becomes the utmost priority of a professional. This switch over is not an easy step to undertake. It requires determination, courage and motivation on the part of the professional. With a person’s job, his or her dear ones are emotionally attached and financially dependent.[...]

Three Most Effective Ways To Get The Job You Want
In the world where the advent of Internet has made job search easier than ever, many talented job seekers are still not able get employment. Some of the major reasons are: unawareness of what you need, a fragile resume and not utilizing Job Boards and Employment Agencies in the most favorable manner.[...]

Start Getting Those Interview Calls
Do you have the required skills for a job but still fail to get interview calls? Do you update your CV regularly and still don’t get any calls for interview? Have you ever tried to find out why this happens? Where Does The Problem Lie? There is definitely something missing in your CV that fails[...]

Start Getting Those Interview Calls

Do you have the required skills for a job but still fail to get interview calls? Do you update your CV regularly and still don’t get any calls for interview? Have you ever tried to find out why this happens?

Where Does The Problem Lie?
There is definitely something missing in your CV that fails to hook the potential recruiters.

Why Is CV So Much Important?
CV is the impression making tool that provides a glimpse of your personality, achievement, and background. So you should always accessorize your CV using much required attributes in order to outshine other competitors.

Here are some resume tips that are effective enough to get you interview calls.

A Follow-Up Call
After sending the CV to a prospective employer, always make a follow-up call. Don’t forget that most often it’s the conversation that gets you the interview.

Beautify Your Resume
Use the correct and suitable fonts, font sizes, design and layout. If you cannot decide on your own, seek professional help to make your CV attractive enough to grab the employers’ attention.

Use Keywords:
Identify words matching your skill set and use the same in your CV. Nowadays many companies scan through CVs to locate just the exact words they look for in terms of skills, attitude, experience, role-related tasks etc. Sometimes computers do the matching on behalf of a the recruiter as well. There it becomes necessary to use right keywords at right place in your CV.

Update your resume on a regular basis. Focus on trainings taken or imparted, related to your job. Also mention new accomplishments and things that you have learnt. Take control and drive the process yourself using these effective tips. With these you will soon hear your phone ringing with that most awaited interview call.

PlacementIndia.Com – Blogs Release December 2011

Do The Right Things To Get Interview Calls
Do you have the required skills for an aspiring job but still fail to get interview calls? Do you update your CV regularly and yet don’t get any calls for interview? Have you ever tried to find out why this happens? For getting an answer to these questions along with the right solutions[...]

Common Mistakes Of Psychometric Testing
During the hiring process, companies select candidates by using the objective psychometric test to make the interview process easier and more accurate. Due to the fact that psychometric test can make the most relaxed applicants panicky, candidates end up committing common mistakes out of sheer nervousness.[...]

Don’t Get Stuck At The Job Search Stage
Searching for a job is just a beginning. It is just like giving an initiation to a flight which will take off for proper career growth. But if people don’t organize and plan well for their job search, then their effort is sure to go waste. Mentioned here are some steps to come out of job search stage with flying colors.[...]

Qualities To Impress Your Employer
In order to be successful in your career, it is important to understand your employer. What the employer wants from an employee is difficult to judge, as it depends upon different variables. The employer’s demand differs with the job profile and the field of work. But, there are some of the qualities which an employee must have for all types of job.[...]

Essentials For A Great Resume!
What separates a good resume from the great? Basically, a resume is a tool with one specific purpose: To present an accurate profile in front of a recruiter and get shortlisted for a position. If it achieves the same, it works; if it doesn’t, it is surely not an effective resume.[...]

How To Prepare Effective Resume And Cover Letter?
Drafting technical resumes can be challenging for both fresh graduates aspiring to enter the booming IT industry and well-experienced IT experts with rich work history and a long list of projects. What are the important factors to be taken into consideration while preparing a technical resume?[...]

Tips To Newbies For A Successful Career
Have you recently joined the organization of your dreams? Are you planning to start working just as your degree completes? Do you want to get noticed in your workplace as soon as you join? Have you been thinking of the right way to start a flourishing career? If your answer to any of the above mentioned questions is yes[...]

What Do The Employers Seek?
It is indeed a question that all the job seekers ponder upon at least once in their lifetime. In fact, many a times even those who have been working in an organization for a long time get unsure about what do their employers really wants. This write up is a must read for all those who are facing[...]

Do The Right Things To Get Interview Calls

Do you have the required skills for an aspiring job but still fail to get interview calls? Do you update your CV regularly and yet don’t get any calls for interview? Have you ever tried to find out why this happens? For getting an answer to these questions along with the right solutions, you need to do some introspection and delve into the following:

Where Does The Problem Lie?
There is definitely something missing in your CV that fails to hook the potential recruiters.

Why Is CV So Much Important?
CV is the impression making tool that provides a glimpse of your personality, achievement, and background. So you should always accessorize your CV using much required attributes in order to outshine other competitors.

Here are some resume tips that are effective enough to get you interview calls.

A Follow-Up Call
After sending the CV to a prospective employer, always make a follow-up call. Don’t forget that most often it’s this conversation that gets you the interview.

Beautify Your Resume
Use the correct and suitable fonts, font sizes, design and layout. If you cannot decide on your own, seek a professional help to make your CV attractive enough to grab the employers’ attention.

Use Keywords:
Identify words matching your skill set and abundantly use the same in your CV. Nowadays many companies scan through CVs to locate just the exact words they looking for. And also sometimes computers do the tallying on behalf of an appointed officer. There it becomes necessary to use right keywords at right place in your CV.

Update your resume on a regular basis. Focus on trainings taken or imparted, related to your job. Also mention new accomplishments and things that you have learnt. Take control and drive the process yourself using these effective tips. If all goes well then you’ll soon hear your phone ringing with most awaited interview call.

PlacementIndia.Com – Blogs Release October 2011

Communication Mantra: Improve Your Body Language
Body Language speaks volumes about an individual’s overall persona. In most job interviews, it is the body language of the candidate, which is given paramount importance. A lax body language makes a negative impression and shows an acute lack of confidence.[...]

Some Important Tips For Telephonic Interview
Telephonic Interview is fast gaining prominence for hiring in the globalized world. It is an effective way of communicating in the scenario where distance proves to be a hindrance for the job seekers and the employers alike.[...]

Perfect Partner For Your Job Search: The Internet
With the rapidly growing economy, job opportunities are in abundance. Every sector in the economy is replete with myriad job prospects for all and sundry. However, searching for the right job profile that suits your skill set and compliments your talent is cumbersome at times due to many preferences and many options.[...]

Tips To Write A Cover Letter
First impression is believed to be the final impression. Hence, a cover letter is the most important aspect of a candidate’s CV. It is an effective way of introducing a person to potential employers and putting forth their candidacy for the desired position.[...]

Vastu For Success In Studies
Vastu Shastra is a practice that is being widely followed by the masses, to usher prosperity and happiness in their lives. In fact, Vastu advice is also considered indispensable for a successful career. Vastu has many proven benefits and many people vouch for the fact.[...]

A Problematic “Experience” For Freshers…..
Will I get my dream job with no experience? How can I get the experience to avail a good opportunity? Where can I apply? This is a common dilemma every newbie in the industry is having these days. Where to start from and how to reach the target job, is the main concern of every[...]

Jittery Before Your Interview? Follow These Tips
Interview is a crucial phase for every person who dreams of getting a good job and thus, everyone strives for a perfect interview. Some get through it and some fail to win over the interviewer due to many reasons. But it is disheartening when despite having the right skills and experience, one fails because of lacking in other areas.[...]

Some Important Tips For Telephonic Interview

Telephonic Interview is fast gaining prominence for hiring in the globalized world. It is an effective way of communicating in the scenario where distance proves to be a hindrance for the job seekers and the employers alike. Most companies are equipped with the telephonic screening to ensure that they are going ahead with the right candidate. Telephonic interview is different from a regular interview and the candidate must be aware of the nitty-gritty and etiquettes of a telephonic conversation.

  • One must be prepared for the telephonic interview well in advance and make a rough draft of the important points and stress on the difficult parts.
  • You should always keep in mind to present facts about the most difficult task accomplished by you from your past projects and share your experiences.
  • The candidate must start with a short introduction about them and then speak about the current role or responsibility and the technology involved in it.
  • Do not forget to mention, what you like about the current profile and provide your opinion on how it could have been better.
  • You must not get too excited for the job during the interview and must exhibit a calm demeanor. No matter how well you suit the requirements for the job, sometimes the excitement can send wrong signals about your persona.
  • Whenever you wish to take a pause, always ask for it. Further, it always makes a favorable impression to speak about the position you are looking for, rather that talking at length about your past job profile.
  • Never argue with the interviewer and make an attempt to drive home your point, by giving examples. Politeness is a virtue that most interviewers look for, in the candidate.

Since your verbal communication skill is the only deciding factor, you should practice speaking at the right volume and speed beforehand. Keeping all the above stated points in mind, one can easily crack the telephonic interview and look for bright prospects ahead.

Tips For A Phone Interview

There are several different ways of taking an interview- Face-to-face, Telephonic and Online interview. In a face-to-face interview, the interviewer and the interviewee interact with each other face-to-face. In an online interview, the interview is taken through the interview process via some online software that enables the interviewer and interviewee to talk to each other. The third type of interview, that is the phone interview, is taken via phone. The interviewer calls the interviewee and they carry out the interview on the phone. Phone interviews are generally taken to shortlist the applicants who would then be called for a personal face-to-face interview. Do not take a phone interview lightly as it is just as important as a regular interview. Here are certain tips to help you prepare for your phone interview.

  • Prepare for the phone interview in the same way you would do for a regular interview. The major questions that you can be asked are your strengths and weaknesses, your background, skills and information about your current or former job, if any.
  • Your resume should be in clear view in case you are asked specific details about your educational and professional qualifications.
  • Keep your major achievements noted down in a notepad so that you can immediately tell the interviewer what you have achieved so far.
  • If you get the call when you are just about to leave for some important job then ask the interviewer to set the interview at some alternative time that is convenient for both you and for the interviewer.
  • Clear the room of any source of disturbance or noise. Switch off the stereo or television and close the doors and the windows to prevent any outside noise to distract you.
  • Consider using a landline to attend the interview-you don’t want your cell phone battery to run out just when the interviewer is asking your salary expectations!
  • Practice talking on the phone. It seems easy and fun to talk on the phone when you are gossiping with a friend, but it feels entirely different when you are being interviewed. Ask a friend to call you and make her/him ask questions that an interviewer is likely to ask.

So, now if you have prepared for the interview, let’s find out what you should and should not do during an interview.

  • Smile. If you smile during a phone interview, that smile reflects on your voice and tone.
  • Do not smoke, eat, drink or chew gum during the interview.
  • Keep a glass of water beside it just in case your mouth gets dry.
  • Address the interviewer by their last name with the appropriate title like Mr. or Ms.
  • Speak clearly and get your thoughts across to the interviewer. He/she is not a mind reader and would not know what you are thinking.

So, now you are prepared for a phone interview. Next time you get a phone call, it might just be your future employer calling you. So be ready as your job might just be a phone call away.

How to Deal With a Phone Interview

A telephonic interview is usually conducted by employers or recruiters when they want to do the initial screening or have to contact out-of-station candidates. In both situations you may receive a call out of the blue and if you are unprepared, then the situation can generate panic that affects the way you conduct yourself. An upside of a phone interview is that sometimes you can even have it scheduled as per your convenience but the downside remains that you cannot see the interviewer face-to-face and have to give very concise answers. This post discusses some essential points that can lets you score well in a Telephonic Interview and make it a walk in the park.

Be Ready Before the Interview

Nothing beats the fact that preparing well in advance minimizes your chances of erroneous answers and also helps you to deal with the jitters. If there is a possibility of a telephonic interview, then prepare a list of basic questions, rehearse your answers and also summarize your basic skills and achievements.

Things like your resume, pen and paper must be kept within your reach to avoid wracking your nerves when you received the call.

Practicing for a phone interview is just like a regular interview and you can easily do it with your friends and family, who can tell you more about your behavior over the phone. If possible, record your voice during such conversations to have an idea of your tone and voice modulation while letting you know where to take pauses etc.

Tell your friends to call you at any random time in the day and ask questions posing as an interviewer. Believe me, it works!

During the Interview

Compose yourself right before you start talking. Remember, this may be in a comfortable setting for you but you should still maintain a high degree of professionalism in your voice and courtesies.

Pronounce each word clearly and talk at a moderate pace. Listen attentively as well and do not interrupt the interviewer in between. Keep a happy composure no matter what situation you are in as this will calm you nerves and project confidence in your personality.

Address the interviewer formally and avoid lengthy answers.

Giving a telephonic interview does not mean that the standard rules do not apply; you must ask questions regarding the position etc. This conveys your interest to the interviewer and also lets them remember your profile after they have conversed with numerous people for the same.

In case you are not prepared for the interview or are busy in a meeting, you can politely tell the interviewer to give you a call later. But do state that you would definitely like to have this conversation later by suggesting a suitable time for the future.

After the Interview

Thanking the interviewer while ending the conversation is considered courteous and you can even ask questions about how you fared during the interview along with the time that you will be intimated of further proceedings.

The key here is to convince the interviewer for the second round of the interview, which would bring you face-to-face with them. So, take notes about what you were asked during the interview to be better prepared for the next round. Getting the telephonic interview right is a sure bet that the employer is already considering your profile and it means that only a few things need to be worked out when you meet them.

How to Prepare Yourself in Advance for a Telephonic Interview?

Telephonic interviews have become a trend these days as hiring organizations consider them consider as a time-effective as well as cost-effective method of coming across talented and potential candidates. So, if you are applying for a job, then be sure that you have to go through a quick telephonic interview. Now, this idea of small interview on telephone may give you jitters and make you nervous. Rather than being anxious and worrying about it, just hold your calm and brush up yourself.

Be ready to answer questions and don’t get worried if you don’t know all the answers. You still have a chance. As it is not only your answers that can get you through an interview but it is actually your confidence and communication skills that are being actually judged in the interview. So, be prepared and pen down some questions and answers in advance.

What are the questions that an interviewer can ask?

  • The first and the most obvious question an Recruiter is surely going to ask is your job history and job profile.
  • He can ask you about your interests, hobbies, achievements, etc.
  • One important question that he may ask is that why you want to do job in the particular domain or how can you contribute towards the organization’s growth?
  • You can also be questioned about personalized aspects related to the organization like how can you handle stress?

The best way in which you can prepare yourself to answer all the questions of the interviewer intelligently is, by just going through your resume once. You will find all the answers to the interviewer’s questions there only. All you need to do is to convince the interviewer that you are the only one who can take the company to another level of success.

Phone Interview

With the number of candidates increasing day by day, it becomes difficult for the recruiters to select candidates for campus interviews. Taking personal interviews is chaotic and a tedious task. To save time and fasten up the selection process, companies thought of short listing the candidates through different means like by:

  • Phone interviews
  • Online interviews

For those who don’t know the importance of phone interviews and has no idea how to crack them. Here is a write up providing answers to all your queries regarding phone interviews.

What are phone interviews?

Phone interviews are considered as the first level of the interview process, candidates clearing it are called for the next level personal interviews. A person hired by the company calls up the candidate and asks certain general questions.

Tips to crack a phone interview:

Here are some useful tips that will let you confidently clear the phone interview.

  • Your introduction should be direct and clear enough. You can have a small conversation with the interviewer before the main interview starts.
  • Ensure that your voice is clearly audible to the interviewer. Also, timely modulate your voice as it is the only way to show your expressions on the phone. Your interest in the job can only be communicated through the modulation of the voice.
  • Even though you are on the telephone you should always smile as it will be reflected in your talk.
  • Always keep the job details and your resume near you. Also, keep a piece of paper and a pen, you might need to note down something.
  • Candidates often feel that they have to dress up for a phone interview. You can, so as to get a feel that you are in a face-to-face interview.
  • Always sit in a noiseless place away from all kinds of distractions.
  • If you have prior intimation of the details of the interview then prepare yourself a bit. You want to know how?
    • Garner complete information about the working of the company
    • Prepare a short introduction about yourself
    • Have your goals and the reason for your being interested in the given job profile

For some technical posts the interviewer might ask specific questions so be prepared. Always ensure that your voice should be crystal clear and your background free from noise. By following the above mentioned tips you could easily clear a phone interview.

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