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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PlacementIndia.Com – Blogs Release February 2012

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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 [...]

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
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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 December 2011

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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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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

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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.

PlacementIndia.Com – Blogs Release September 2011

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