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Facing Interviews Successfully

Kurapati M.
17/12/2016 0 0



Interaction between two or more persons for specific purpose is called an interview.

Interviews are conducted to achieve the following objects.

1.To select a person for specific task.

2.To monitor performance.

3.To collect information.

4.To exchange information.

5.To counsel.

During interviews these qualities will be expected by the Interviewer.


Appearance,Clothes,Facial expressions,Gestures,

Manners the way he presents are the components of

the personality.

2.Career Objectives:

The pannel will try to evaluate his current occupations and what he wants to

be after ten years.

3.Subject knowledge:

Every employer expects the fundamentals of the subject.

4.General knowledge:

A good general awareness is the primary requisite of a candidate aspiring

for job.

5.Communication Skills:

The employer will try to assess how effectively he is communicating his

ideas verbally and non-verbally will be observed.

6.Mental Agility:

The abililty to quickly grasp the question and it implies quick thinking,

presence of mind and quick response.


A good candidate has a positive, definite and well developed approach to

life.  He will stick to the opinion and make wise and judicious decisions.

8.Self confidence: This is most essential requirement of a candidate.


1.Be well prepared

2.Brush up your subject and general knowledge.

3.Memorize your resume

4.Know about the company

5.Dress appropriately

6.Be smart, clean and well groomed

7.Carry a brief case or neat folder containing all relevant paper

8.Show up  10-15 minutes early.  If you get delayed call up and inform

9.When you meet your interviewer shake their hands confidently

10.Stay calm, do not fidget or twiddle your thumb

11.Be polite

12.Never chew gum or smoke during the interview

13.Behave yourself and be honest

14.Show a real interest in the job

15.Be aware of all answering techniques

16.Do not answer a question with out understanding ask for clarification

17.Speak clearly using positive attitude excellence striving to be best

18.Use appropriately non-verbal eye contact for expression, posture, gestures and awareness about the cultures

19.In the end restate your interest in the job

20.Smile and say thanks  to interviewer

21.Tell them how you look forward to see them again

22.Shake hands firmly

23.Tell them how much you enjoyed the Interview.


Typical Interview Questions

Here are some questions you're likely to be asked in an interview, along with some suggested responses.

  • Q. Tell me about yourself.
    A. Pre-plan your answer to this question, it's usually the first one asked. Talk about your work experience, skills, and accomplishments, not personal statistics such as where or when you were born, or whether or not you are married. Keep it brief.
  • Q. What do you know about this company?
    A. Be prepared with as much information about the company as possible, especially its products or services. Do some homework on the company's web site, in the research department of your local library, or talk with friends who may work for =or have knowledge of the company.
  • Q. Why do you want to work for this company?
    A. If you've done some research, this should be easy. Refer to the company's fine reputation, growth opportunities, etc.
  • Q. What kind of benefits are you looking for?
    A. Answer this question honestly, otherwise you'll be unhappy and less than productive.
  • Q. Describe your value to your past (or current) employer.
    A. Refer to your resume and your accomplishments.
  • Q. You've changed jobs frequently. Why?
    A. Unless you've been a victim of layoffs, talk about better opportunities and more money.
  • Q. Have you ever been fired?
    A. This can be checked, so be truthful. If the answer is yes, you might want to describe the circumstances, and your side of it. Whatever you do, don't bad mouth your boss or the company.
  • Q. What did you like best in your last (or current) job?
    A. Pre-plan your answer because this question is often asked.
  • Q. What direct supervisory experience have you had?
    A. Refer to your resume.

Types of Questions to Ask in the Interview

When it is appropriate, ask questions during the interview.

The following questions are guidelines only. Use them when and if it is comfortable for you.

  1. Do you have a job description available?
  2. With whom would I be working if I accepted a position here?
  3. What is the most important qualification for this position?
  4. To whom would I be responsible?
  5. When will you be making a decision regarding this position?


When the interview comes to an end, be sure to leave in a professional manner

  1. Stand
  2. Thank them for their time.
  3. Shake hands, look them in the eyes and smile.
  4. Ask for a business card (from them or the secretary).
  5. Ask them when they will make their decision.
  6. Tell them you will call at that time to hear their plans.

After leaving, write a short thank you letter. Thank them for seeing you. Restate your interest in the position and tell them why you feel qualified for it. Tell them you look forward to talking with them again and will call on the agreed upon date.

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