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Interview tips and techniquesl

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Interview tips and techniquesl

  1. 1. The Finishing School Job interviews tips and techniques Pinnac Memories, Phase II, JANANI, Bungalow # K-2, , Kothrud, Pune 411 038 (Maharashtra – India) Visit us at: www.accession.co.in Copyrigt reserved. Do not replicate and1/11/2013 distribute
  2. 2. The Finishing School Job interviews are easier for interviewers and the interviewees if you plan and prepare questions and answers, and use proper interviewing techniques. Copyrigt reserved. Do not replicate and1/11/2013 distribute
  3. 3. The Finishing School Job interviews are critical to the quality of an organizations people. Good job interviews processes and methods increase the quality of people in an organization. Copyrigt reserved. Do not replicate and1/11/2013 distribute
  4. 4. The Finishing School Stress and Pressure Interview Questions When dealing with questions that put pressure on you or create stress, be confident, credible and constructive (accentuate the positive) in your answers. Three commonly used types of pressure questions are those dealing with weakness and failure, blame, and evidence of ability or experience. Copyrigt reserved. Do not replicate and1/11/2013 distribute
  5. 5. The Finishing School Weakness and Failure questions "Tell me about your failures....", or "What are your greatest weaknesses......". are the interviewers equivalent to "Are you still beating your wife?..". Dont be intimidated by these questions Copyrigt reserved. Do not replicate and1/11/2013 distribute
  6. 6. The Finishing School "I dont generally fail", or "I really cant think of any", are perfectly acceptable answers. "I almost always succeed because I plan and manage accordingly. If somethings not going right , Ill change it until it works. Do you see the positive orientation? Turn it around into a positive every time. Copyrigt reserved. Do not replicate and1/11/2013 distribute
  7. 7. Blame questions The Finishing School Watch out also for the invitation to rubbish your past job or Manager, especially in the form of: "Why did you leave your last job?", or "Why have you had so many jobs?" Employers do not want to employ people who blame others. So always express positive reasons and answers when given an opportunity to express the negative. Never blame anyone or anything else. Copyrigt reserved. Do not replicate and1/11/2013 distribute
  8. 8. Prove it questions The Finishing School These can be the toughest of the lot. Good interviewers will press you for evidence if you make a claim. So the answer is - be prepared. Watch out for closed questions: "Can you do so-and-so?.." , "Have you any experience in such-and-such?..." These questions invite a yes or no answer and will be about a specific area. If you give a yes, be prepared to deal with the sucker punch: "Can you give me an example?........" Copyrigt reserved. Do not replicate and1/11/2013 distribute
  9. 9. The Finishing School Competency and behaviour based questions The question might ask you to give an example of how you have handled a particular situation or challenge in the past. In these cases the interviewer will often judge your answers according to how much they agree with your behavioural approach. Positioned as competency-based, it may be treated as a question of behaviour and style. Copyrigt reserved. Do not replicate and1/11/2013 distribute
  10. 10. The Finishing School Giving presentations Being asked to give a presentation at your interview is a great opportunity for you to shine and stand out from the crowd. A little preparation and thought will enable you to use the situation to great advantage. A presentation enables you to showcase your attributes and qualities . Demonstrating an organizational or strategic interpretation and enthusiasm for the role - showing that you can add value beyond what the employer hopes for - is the key to standing out as a star candidate. Copyrigt reserved. Do not replicate and1/11/2013 distribute
  11. 11. The Finishing School Tips on creating presentations The Rule of Three Introduction or aims. The points you want to make (three, subdivided if necessary). Summary - and ideally an impressive memorable finishing statement. Copyrigt reserved. Do not replicate and1/11/2013 distribute
  12. 12. The Finishing School The Tell Em Rule Tell em what you are going to tell em, Tell em, Then tell em what you told em. Copyrigt reserved. Do not replicate and1/11/2013 distribute
  13. 13. The Finishing School Three Big Points Three big points must address the three biggest outcomes that the organization needs from the new appointment. Brainstorm (jot down as many relevant ideas for the three outcomes as you can). Then hit them hard with how you will achieve each of the three big Copyrigt reserved. Do not replicate and1/11/2013 distribute
  14. 14. The Finishing School Questions to avoid asking "How many weeks holiday do I get?.." "When would I get a pay-rise?.." "What are the lunch times?.." "What sort of car do I get?.." "What other perks are there?.." "What are the pension arrangements?.." "Do you have a grievance procedure?.." "What expenses can I claim for?.." "How soon before I could get promoted?.." "When is going-home time?.." Copyrigt reserved. Do not replicate and1/11/2013 distribute
  15. 15. The Finishing School Second interviews guidelines There is nothing wrong in the candidate asking the organisation prior to the interview what to plan and prepare for in the second interview - interviewers will regard this as a positive sign. Copyrigt reserved. Do not replicate and1/11/2013 distribute
  16. 16. The Finishing School Interview follow-up If you are particularly keen to be offered a job and wish to increase your profile and chances of receiving a job offer after attending interview, you can follow up an interview with a letter or email (and then a phone call) to reinforce your commitment and qualities for the job. The sooner the better. Copyrigt reserved. Do not replicate and1/11/2013 distribute
  17. 17. The Finishing School Tips on what to wear Youll see various research and general advice concerning what best to wear for job interviews. The sort of clothes, styles, colours, shoes, make- up, accessories, etc., are likely to have the best effect. Your best choice of dress, clothes, colours and style at interview should actually depend on the role and what surrounds it. Copyrigt reserved. Do not replicate and1/11/2013 distribute
  18. 18. The Finishing School A Dream job Think deeply and creatively about what will be the best sorts of jobs and employers for you. What about a video CV? What about creating an impressive web presence for yourself? Copyrigt reserved. Do not replicate and1/11/2013 distribute
  19. 19. The Finishing School Go find the jobs and openings that fit your strengths that are not advertised. Copyrigt reserved. Do not replicate and1/11/2013 distribute

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