Interview Tips For Freshers

Have you just finished your graduation? Are you really eager to grab your first job? If yes, then you are sailing in the same boat like many lakhs of freshers are. No doubt it is an exciting feeling which almost every college graduate has inside his/her mind. But at the same time it is not a child’s play. Job search is usually very stressful and time consuming task. Even if you are lucky enough to get an interview call, there is still a long way to go. Here are some basic guidelines to help you prepare for the same:

Relax And Prepare
An easiest way to perform well at interview is by first comforting yourself and heading towards the required preparation. Discover some basic techniques to make you stand out from the crowd.

Research Well
You have to do some research before you go for the interview. For instance your research questions can be:

  • What are the major products the particular company deals in?
  • What are some simple statistics, earnings and workers?
  • What is the framework of the organization?

These questions can help you to develop better understanding about the organization. Also it will help you to give a good impression about yourself to the interviewer.

Establish Connection
Try out to establish some sort of connection with the interviewer. Usually interviewers get bored and tired after interviewing several candidates in one day. This way your interviewer would be impressed with your storytelling skills. This connection will surely help you to stand out among your competitors.

Preparing for the interview is a highly important task. Its importance gets even tripled when you are a fresher and hardly have any job experience. So it is important for you to first have confidence since it assists you to win the interviewer over.

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.

Here’s a list of few things to do for avoiding and tackling the most common mistakes:

  • Try To Stay Calm And Collected
    Being overtly nervous can make you select options for answers that may not have been thought through correctly and do not truly reflect your views.
  • Punctuality Is The Key!
    Avoid being late on the day of Interview. That way you will have more time on your hands to answer with a calm state of mind.
  • Treat Psychometric Test Same As Interview
    It is also important to treat the test the same as an interview. Allot plenty of time to prepare and drive to the testing site.
  • Avoid Exaggeration
    In some cases, the test will present a question with answers that vary based on degrees of truthfulness or severity. Do not attempt to exaggerate the truth. Also, do not give answers on the basis of what should be rather, give truthful point of view.
  • Modesty May Not Be The Best Policy Here!
    Being modest while getting tested always undervalues the applicant and hinders the employer from assessing the applicant in a right manner. For example, if a question is asked about a particular skill and there is an abundance of it, try not to be too modest. Just answer accordingly.

Being aware and making a conscious effort to avoid these common mistakes will be most profitable and rewarding as it will bring results in your favor. You just need to treat the psychometric test like any other part of the interview process. After assessing these points one can say that a blend of frankness and professionalism is the key to a successful psychometric test.

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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. Here are some important tips that you should follow while going for an interview.

Do not get nervous. It is just an interview and not the question of your life and death. Getting nervous makes you fumble in between and the interviewer can get a wrong impression. Be calm and composed, try to relax your mind and be confident otherwise you will spoil the first impression on the interviewer. Remember, “First impression is the last impression”.

Dress appropriately and make sure that you dress in formal attire.

Be informed about the company where you are going for an interview. Go through the company’s past and present profile so that you can demonstrate how and why you will be an effective employee.

Be realistic and don’t exaggerate your qualities and skills so much. Otherwise, the interviewer can get a wrong impression about you.  So, better know your limits.

Introduce yourself in a simple manner; making it complex will confuse the interviewer. Highlight your accomplishments and qualification.

Be a good listener, listen to what the interviewer is asking and then, answer confidently.

Maintain a flow while answering; this makes it easier for the interviewer to evaluate you on certain parameters.

Be specific and not general. Giving general notions gives a vague impression that you don’t know about the fact you were asked. If you don’t know, just be truthful.

Talk about your past experience briefly and precisely. Do not extend it and make it a long story.

Therefore, respond well and be confident about what you say. Moreover, following these simple things can make you win your dream job in the end.

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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.

Tips To Prepare For Your Job Interview

Going for a Job Interview is always a charged affair, which is not immune to stress. Since you need to put your best before the potential employer, you need to be careful about what will click to them. Here are some quick tips for Job Interviewers, whether you are a fresher giving your first interview or an experienced employee looking for a change.

Appearance

It does not matter for which position you have applied, what matters is that you should come off as someone who is to be taken seriously. The professionalism of the candidate is reflected foremost by the dress that he or she wears to the interview. Although a common inclination is towards formal business attire, but basically you should be very comfortable in your clothes. Avoid wearing something new that you may not be comfortable in.

Confidence

While speaking your tone and your words should reflect your inner confidence. Always appear grounded as by doing this you can give the impression of being someone who is not over-confident about his skills and believes in team work.

Mention the contribution of yours family, teachers, peers, colleagues, superiors as well as subordinates, wherever necessary to show that what you are, is because of their efforts.

Be On Time

The interviewer gets an idea about the Time management skills of an employee within the first few minutes of the meeting itself. It is very beneficial to reach the interview venue before it starts because it means that you will be among the first to be interviewed, saving you a lot of tension. But most importantly, it conveys to the interviewer that you have a regard for other’s time as well as yours.

Try to reach the venue 15 minutes early and use the spare time for observation and preparation. Also, be patient till your name is called out.

Memorize

Having a good memory always helps during an interview as you should be able to collect and collate your thoughts before presenting them. But equally important for you is to remember that the information that you receive from the interviewer. It could be their name, some special facts about the company and other information, which will later help in building a rapport.

Try to remember and greet the employer the next time they call regarding the interview

Research

Always conduct a proper research regarding the company for which you are being interviewed. It may be a matter of five minutes or five days, but it really helps to show your keenness to join the company. Try to understand the vision of the company and associate it with your career goals.

  • Get information from the internet, friends or family and be prepared to present this information in a proper way.
  • You should not appear as though you have crammed information for the sake of it.

Attitude

If you have no idea about a particular question, don’t be hassled. Try to see it as a learning experience and convey the same to the interviewer rather than giving a wrong answer.

  • Do not use new words as they may hamper your language. Be your original self.
  • Give clear and concise answers with details wherever required.
  • Though you are selling yourself for the position, do not appear to be very desperate for the job.
  • Talking about the ex-employer in a negative light is a big no-no; try to mention limited growth opportunities in place of their shortcomings as an employer.

Salary Negotiation

Always conduct a proper research on the industry standards for your position; while taking into account your special skills. Do not quote solely on the basis of your last salary or what you desire. Try to justify the quoted figure and negotiate with an open perspective.

Closing an interview successfully

Have a proper line-up of questions that you will need to ask about the company like:

  • What will be the responsibilities?
  • Does the company have any special policies?
  • What about the current projects that the company is engaged in?

This is another factor, which shows your enthusiasm regarding the position and the company itself.

Last but not the least; remember to maintain a positive and pleasant attitude throughout the interview, after all it is just a discussion of your future prospects versus your credibility for the company. Find out about the next step of their hiring process and thank the interviewer/s for their time.

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Interview Preparation & Questions

What do you think is the most imperative step of a recruitment process? Interview is the most integral part of a recruitment procedure. The word ‘interview’ sends jitters down the body of the candidates. Nervousness and shakiness instantly hits the candidates. Whether it’s a fresher or an experienced candidate, interview scares all.

Preparation for an interview :-
You can join a placement agency that conducts interview training sessions
Make an online search for the do’s and dont’s during an interview
Can join personality development classes

Like a student who wishes to get a hint of the examination questions, candidates also searches for predictable interview questions and their answers. If you are the one looking for such a write up, then here your search ceases. We provide you with some sure shot questions and the way to prepare them.

1. Tell me about yourself
This is largely the first question that is asked by the interviewer. This question is asked in order to start the conversation. The answer to this should be straightforward and describing you as a personal brand. Simply tell them your qualifications and your skills.

2. What were responsibilities that handled in your last job?
This answer is to be answered in detail and very specifically. Always relate your responsibilities of the last or the current job with the job that you are being interviewed for.

3. What is your greatest weakness?
Everyone has some or the other weakness. While answering this question always ensure that you portray your weakness into your strength.

4. What is your greatest strength?
The answer to this question should be such that your strength becomes your asset. Answer this truthfully but don’t go overboard and boast about yourself.

5. Why do you want this job?
While answering this question, don’t show them that you are in need of the job. You just have to tell them your interest is due to the job profile as well as the reputation of the concerned company.

6. Why should we hire you?
In simple terms the interviewer asks you about your USP. You just have to demonstrate your skills and achievements by giving firm examples.

7. What are your salary expectations?
You must have a fair calculation of what salary you want. Take some time to answer this question and quote the figure very patiently.

8. What are your goals for the next five years / ten years?
This question is asked in order to know how focused you are and whether you have an aim set for yourself. Answer it by giving a detail about your future goals.

The aforementioned are the most commonly asked questions but there are several others that can be asked. No question is tough, you just have to understand them and answer them confidently and candidly.

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