Job Interview Tips and success Strategies

"Interview is the measuring rod of a "person's knowledge, personality and power of expression through face to face contact".

Qualities to be judged in job interview are mental alertness, critical power of assimilation, clear and logical thinking skills, balance of judgement, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion and leadership, intellectual and moral integrity.

The nature and type of the job interview will vary according to the purpose. 

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Job Interview Tips


Job Interview Primary objective:

 "Selecting the right person for the right job".

Knowledge You possess and the power of expression in Job Interview plays a crucial role in achieving Job Success.

In order to score high marks, the candidate should speak fluently and express himself clearly. At the same time, a candidate cannot talk well, unless he has enough knowledge or ideas on various topics.

In General Interviewing is a two way street .

Interview is not a mere cross examination. While answering you should take the lead and provide the relevant information to support your views. Simply Providing answers such 'yes' or 'no' to a question is not recommended.

You must present your views convincingly with valid proof to support your case and need to explain why you  agrees or disagrees to a given Topic/Question. 

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For the perfect job interview stop believing in Luck and start Believing in Yourself.Below are some of the things the individual needs to be followed before interview, during and after the interview...

Intellectual Attainments for job interview:

 1.The depth and extent of knowledge - How deeply you have studied the topic of your choice or pursuit.

2. The Practical Knowledge and skills that  you gained plays a major role in comparison to the theoretical knowledge  which helps in deriving the solution to the given problem in a more effective manner.
      
3. Grasping Power you possess in understanding the given question or the subject in a quick fashion.

4. Update yourself regulary with respect to information related to Current Affairs, General Knowledge, Political and Social issues, Sports, etc, by regularly reading  Newspapers and watching News Channels. 

Power of Expression mandatory in job interview:

Power of Expression
1. Speak with Fluency Avoid stammering.

2. Be Positive and enthusiastic. Speak in a Normal way display genuine Smile on your face. Avoid Speaking too fast.

3. Be Practical.

4. Speak with sincerity and faith to convince the facts that you provide.

5. Your argument must  be a Logical one related to the topic.

6. Be AWARE of your Body Language 

Personal Traits for job interview:

Always be Active and Cheerful and have a Genuine Smile on your Face, Have confidence in yourself while you walk and maintain eye to eye contact while speaking or answering the question in the session.,

While Attending the Interview, Make an Impression by Being Punctual and dress appropriately suited to the occassion, avoid shabby clothes, maintain proper haircut, cut your nails and polish your shoes.

Organising Ability:

1. Be Clear about your aims, Goals, Ambitions, and objectives,. As you may expect the questions related to these one,.

2. Prepare and Plan in advance how to answer these questions in brief.

3. Fully Make use of Resources available in preparation for interview.

Character:

 John Wooden: "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."
                                                                                           
Charlie Newman: "A wide range of characters. An ability to take direction quickly and easily, Energy, Positive Attitude. She is a pleasure to work with."
                               
Malcom Forbes: "You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them."
           
So to attain success in interview one needs to possess the following traits:
1. Discipline.       2. Loyalty.    3. Integrity and moral values.

4. Sincerity. 

5. Show your Leadership qualities by Projecting your Confidence and Competence

Health and Physical stamina:

Health is Wealth. So Engage yourself in Indoor and Outdoor Games, enjoy cycling, opt for Swimming, aerobics or yoga to have a good health which adversely helps you to perform well in the Job Interview.Also don't forget to follow Proper Diet that also needs to include lots of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Raw Juices, Nuts, etc,.

Hobbies and Interests to be Questioned in job interview:

While answering the question relating to Hobbies and Interests it  must reflect your own and offers something positive to the listeners.
1. Try to Utilise your leisure time or spare time  by watching english new channels  and also Interview Programs telecasted in Television, by reading books written by great authors, journals, etc.

2. Try engage yourself in Cultural activities and do Social service.

Dynamic Qualities to be displayed in job interview:      

Dynamic Qualities are those required and one need to possess or to be displayed for a success in job interview are as follows:
1. Self-Confidence within himself.

2. Needs to be very Initiative and enterprise.

3. Drive, dash, push, motivation.

4. Courage, pluck, guts.

5. Promptness to take decision. one need to possess good decision making skills.,

6. Determination towards goals, perseverance.

7.Good Judgement Skills

8. Industry, energy, effort, hardwork, active temperament.

9. Power of command to get the work done.

10. Resourcefulness.

11. Spirit of adventure, willingness to take risks, enterprise.

Psychological Factors:

  Below are some of the psychological factors that are going to affect the individual adversely. So one need to be a positive believer and optimistic for success in job interview.

positive thinking
1. Positive Thinking, confident and determined approach, think highly of yourself , Have an inquiring mind and be curious about success in interview.
                                            
"Belive in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle"

2. Sense of right and wrong.

3. Optimistic, hopeful outlook.

4. Absence of anti-social or negative qualities - e.g. unreasonable fear, persecution complex, jealousy, inclination towards crimes, tendency to tell lies, selfishness, quarrelsome attitudes, irritable nature, etc,.

Social Qualities:

While attending the job interview you must attain some social qualities like adaptability, flexibility to adapt to the new conditions, good manners, friendly nature, mutually cooperative, etc,and he should feel responsible over them and project them in a proper way to grab the attention of the board members for sure success while impressing them at the same time. 

Some of the Basic Job Interview Questions to be asked:

1. Tell me about Yourself
2. Overview of your resume.
3. Why do you feel this is the appropriate profession for you?
4. What do you know about our company?
5. What are your strengths/weaknesses?
6. Where do you see yourself  in 5 years?
7. What qualities do you feel you can bring to the company?, etc,.

tips for interview to achieve success:

1. During the Interview, you should talk either Interestingly or forcefully to Impress the Board.

2. You must speak slowly while answering the question understood it first and then speak out which should be audible to all members of the Board. You can ask for repeat of the question in case if you didn't understand it in the first attempt.

Tips for Interview
- success tips for job interview prepared by Veera.