PlacementIndia.Com – Blogs Release March 2012

All You Need To Know For A Successful Job Search
Finding a perfect job is just like a dream come true. Today to start realizing this dream, there are a number of ways to find jobs such as recruitment websites, online job postings, resume services etc [...]

Successfully Climbing The Corporate Ladder
There are no shortcuts to success. You need to earn credibility to be successful in personal as well as professional life. For those who have just stepped in the field of professionalism, it is advisable to synchronize their behavior and working style according to the organization they work in [...]

Take Control Over Your Career-Steer It Towards Success
The dream of success weighs heavily on our eyes as we wake up. Since the first day you stepped in the office, you looked longingly at the corner office with the grand view of the bustling city or at the office of the senior that asserts his position through the display of countless medals and plaques [...]

Finding Talented Employees, No More A Difficult Task
Recruitment of the right candidate for a position, especially at higher verticals, is one of the most challenging tasks. It’s just like finding a needle in the haystack. With growing population, the need for jobs is also increasing rapidly [...]

Why Online Job Portals Are Preferred
Development of the World Wide Web has played a major role in globalization, bringing the world closer. Now, getting information about something you do not know is just a click away. You can find your life partner, you can shop, and you can even find a job through internet [...]

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 [...]

Healthy Professional Relationship As A Booster To Your Career Growth
Professional growth is not just about taking big career steps, be it financially or position wise. At the end, the contacts you make while being in a career position also count. The professional contacts which prove beneficial in the long run are like the assets to cherish for life [...]

 

One-On-Many Panel Interview

People going for the interview may have to face a hot boiler-like situation, when a panel of interviewers is waiting to welcome them. Facing a panel with all the interviewers together is not an easy task as it puts one under immense pressure. It is like confronting, accepting and dodging several viewpoints at the same time. Nowadays many companies opt for panel interview while undertaking the recruitment process, but why is it preferred and what exactly does it involve?

Why Panel Interview?

  • From the companies’ perspective
    • The real self of the interviewer emerges in the process of extensive interviewing.
    • It saves time: It is a part of the time management strategy for a company, to bring all the interviewers together to meet the interviewee in a single session, rather than fixing individual session with each interviewer.
  • From the perspective of the applicants
    • Less time consuming: Get a chance to meet the company professionals in one go, and understand how they work as a team.

But, generally it is quite stressful for the applicants to face the panel. Some tips to come out of the panel interview with flying colors include:

  • Ask the HR Recruiter about the company’s interview agenda.
  • Gain information about the company, before coming for the interview. Do research to gain information about each panel member.
  • Maintain eye contact with every member in the panel while answering. Make initial eye contact with the person asking the question, then include all.
  • Come prepared for the obvious questions like, “Tell me something about yourself”. Your answers should present different aspects of your personality. Remember that you have to impress everyone.
  • Answer behavioral questions honestly. As there are people with different viewpoints, so there are chances that you can be cross checked.

The key to successfully facing a panel interview lies in coming prepared and facing the panel with confidence. The panel interview should be taken as an opportunity for the job seekers to prove themselves valuable to the company in a single meet to many members of the company.

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.

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.

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. Things like these will always inhibit you from getting a dream-come-true job; read on to know what you the three most effective ways to land the one without much hassle.

Clarify What You Want
People call you talented, but do you really know what your key strengths are? Have you ever paid heed to the career that fascinates you the most? And do you know the industry you’re interested in? If your answer to all these questions is no, then seek the answers and make a clear picture in your mind of what you’re master in and on what position and in which industry you’re interested in working.

Prepare A Powerful Resume
The significance of resume in getting a job is immense, for it becomes your alter-ego to the employer. Therefore, your resume must be well written and well organized. Some of the handy tips for making a top-notch resume are as follows:

  • Never lie in your resume, for if the employer catches it then the dream of getting that job will get shattered right there.
  • While you’re mentioning your weaknesses in the resume, be ready for some questions like: “What you’ve done to make that weakness your strength?” etc.
  • Don’t make a lengthy resume, and using your name as heading rather than anything else would be the best.

Job Boards And Employment Agencies
You must have heard about their names, but have you registered yourself to the reputed ones? If no, then do it now. Job Boards and Employment Agencies efficiently bridge the gap between the high-caliber, multi-skilled job seekers and the companies seeking recruitment. Just visit their websites, register yourself, submit your resume, apply for all the job openings that interest you and rest assured.

Your dream job is not so far away if you understand and work in accordance with the aforementioned ways.

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.

Ways To Handle Various Kinds Of Interviews!

Do you have any clue about the various types of Interviews you might have to face while seeking a job? Yes! There are different kinds of Interviews, depending upon the job as well as the hiring Company. These comprises of varied questions along with different techniques of asking questions. And it is quite obvious that each Interview has its own parameters on which a candidate is judged. Here’s a short review of each type of Interview with an appropriate way to handle it.

One-on-one Interview:
There is only one interviewer and interviewee sitting opposite to each other. It is very formal and common type of Interview.

What To Do: Maintain eye contact but be wise in wielding its power. This way you can demonstrate that you are both confident and resolute in being good enough to get that job.

Panel Interview:
It comprises of a panel or Board of officers interviewing a single candidate. Together, they all judge if the candidate is suitable for the position available or not.

What To Do: Eye contact must be maintained with all members of the panel and it is better if you address each by their names at the time of answering. This shows that you are more interested and personable.

Walk-In:
It is a kind of one-on-one interview. The only difference is that it includes no appointment system. Anyone without giving prior notice to the company can directly come and give interview.

What To Do: Although it is walk-in Interview, make sure you reflect that you had done special preparation for the Interview. This will reflect your professional and focused approach.

Telephonic Interview:
Here the interviewer asks question from the interviewee using the telephonic medium. The interview takes place over phone.

What To Do: Keep a pad of paper and a pen to take notes when and where necessary. Avoid background noise by sitting in a quiet surrounding.

Company research, along with minor preparations always boosts your confidence and creates a definite path of success in any type of interview. So always face any interview with confidence and positive approach. All the Best!

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.[...]

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. 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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