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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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.

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. Unquestionably, evaluating resumes is a subjective matter. But in the same process, there are a few things that a great resumes need to have, to outshine from the crowd. Here’s a list of the same:

Concise And Complete:
A job-hunter should be able to include all necessary information in a brief manner, without creating information overload. Information should be included about every place an individual has ever worked and each high school, college, or university an individual has attended.

Highlighting components:
Often the most important determining factors in whether or not an individual gets the job, depends upon those aspects that are being highlighted in a Resume. Here’s a list of must-have Resume aspects that should be highlighted:

  • Experience:
    A great resume includes a list of job titles. A job title needs to be descriptive yet crisp, indicating the parameters of a particular position.
  • Duties:
    The best resumes include a description of duties for each position held. The list of duties can help an employer to understand the full range of an applicant’s experience.
  • References:
    An employer is not interested in mediocre recommendations or those from your relatives. Therefore, proper references i.e. that of one’s superiors, should be included in a Resume.

Write your resumes with the intention to create interest and to persuade the employer to call you. If you realize that a great resume can be your ticket to getting exactly the job you want, you may be able to gather required know and how of creating a resume that attracts the recruiters like a magnet.

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!

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.

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.

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.

PlacementIndia.Com – Blogs Release June 2011

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Things To Learn From A Bad Interview

No matter how much things go wrong in an interview it is never the end of the world! There is still a good scope of learning from an interview gone bad but many people fail to recognize this. It is every interviewee’s worst nightmare. One is in the middle of an interview for a job and all of a sudden, it all starts going wrong. It does not matter if it starts out well, once things start going wrong it feels like there’s no way back. However, it is possible to get things back on track and limit the damage during the actual interview. There are also some steps to follow later that one can take after the event to rectify the situation and to move on with the job search regardless of what the outcome of the bad interview is.

  • Send a ‘thank you’ note: No matter how embarrassed you are because of a bad interview, still email a ‘thank you’ note to the interviewers. It can’t logically make matters worse and is a simple sign of acknowledgement and politeness. If you are really convinced there’s no way you’ve gotten the job, just think of sending a ‘thank you’ note as an act of closure.
  • Don’t suggest new thoughts to the interviewer: The last thing you may want to do after a disastrous interview is to email the interviewers with new thoughts or ideas about the interview topics. The best thing is to invite feedback on why you were not considered on the position and how you can avoid those mistakes in the future.
  • Don’t vent online: You may think there’s no way in a thousand years the interview can land you the job, but that’s still not an excuse to jump on Facebook and rant about the experience. Firstly, you never know, the interviewers may still be considering your candidature and therefore may be monitoring your social media presence to see if you behave professionally online. Secondly, other employers may be checking your online profile.

The best way to recover from a bad interview is to move on. If you genuinely think that the bad interview is a lost cause even after you have followed the above steps, you should not give up on the job search completely. You should focus on how to improve the interview technique. Even a bad interview can be worth something if learning from the mistakes helps you to ace the next interview.

Steps For Freshers To Ace An Interview

An interview is basically seen as a question-answer round by many freshers who get nervous thinking about their performance. But it is actually not so. With some smart preparation, any fresher can turn it into a good opportunity for learning and ace the interview with flying colors. Some of the steps that you need to take are:

Step 1 Know About The Skills Required V/S The Ones You Have

Every company requires a certain set of skills for a particular position and what they need is a person who can easily fit into their criteria. The most common skills that companies look-out for are Flexibility or Versatility, Analytical/Problem Solving Skills, Skills in time management, ability to take initiatives and also work as a team and communication skills. Also, be prepared for answering questions about your strengths and weaknesses, short and long term career goals, preferred work environment, what you can offer to the employer in terms of your skill-set etc.

Step 2 Research About The Occupation

You can do this by asking the recruiter, understanding the job description, updating yourself on the industry news or asking someone who is working in that line. It will give you a better idea on how to present your skills in a convincing manner about the job-fit.

Step 3 Take Interest In The Organization

You should know everything about the company beforehand. The internet is a good option to read about the company’s origins, location, industrial position, organizational structure, industries served etc. It comes across as very positive to the interviewer if you know these facts.

Step 4 Ask Questions At The End

An interview is not a one-way process where you’ll be answering questions. Interviewers appreciate it when you ask about the responsibilities of the job, opportunity for growth in the company and most importantly when you will expect them to revert about your results.
By following these simple steps, you not only make it easier for embarking on this journey but also make a wonderful first impression. So just go with full preparation and most importantly carry your confidence with you wherever you go.

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