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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Interview books That should be Read and Tips

Interview books That should be Read
Some the following books which give tips for various types of interview are

Credit: Interview skills that win the job by Michale Spiropoulos

Some of the tips from this book are

1 Don’t waste your time looking for quick fixes—they don’t exist. They could even make matters worse. Great interview performances come from proper preparation and practice.

2 Avoid memorizing other people’s answers.

3 Remember that interviews are about more than just giving good answers; they’re also about building rapport and trust.

4 All interviewers want to know three things:
• whether you can do the job; • how motivated or driven you are; and • whether you’ll fit into the existing workplace culture.

5. Using the four steps gives you a simple-to-follow system by which you can organise and bring together large amounts of disparate information about your work achievements, to help you form clear and articulate answers.
6. The vast majority of jobs have skills or duties that overlap. These include:
• being a good team player; • planning and organising your work effectively; • good interpersonal communication skills; • ability to cope with change in the workplace; and • ability to provide effective customer service (including to internal customers). Awareness of these allows you to anticipate the nature of some of the questions you may be asked.

7. Do not fall into despondency if you have a bad interview. Everyone has them, even good interviewees. The key is to learn from it and get yourself ready for the next one.

8. Often, interviewers are not experienced and can ask questions that are not well considered. Your job is to know how to handle both the novice as well as the experienced interviewer.

9. Believe in yourself. Now that you know what to do there’s no reason not to.

10. All the Best

This books discusses a lot of things about interview related things. The author of the book discusses all the simple techniques to tough questions.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Top Interview Mistake by job seeker and Remedy

Top Interview Mistake by job seeker and Remedy
Common Mistakes are
1. dressing inappropriately,
2. badmouthing a former boss as the worst offense,
3. appearing disinterested,
4. Arrogance behaviors during interview,
5. insufficient answers,
6. not asking good questions

Some of the real time mistakes are
1. Candidate answered cell phone and asked the interviewer to leave her own office because it was a "private" conversation.

2. Applicant told the interviewer he wouldn't be able to stay with the job long because he thought he might get an inheritance if his uncle died -- and his uncle wasn't "looking too good."

3. The job seeker asked the interviewer for a ride home after the interview.

4. The applicant smelled his armpits on the way to the interview room.

5. Candidate said she could not provide a writing sample because all of her writing had been for the CIA and it was "classified."

6. Candidate told the interviewer he was fired for beating up his last boss.

7. When the applicant was offered food before the interview, he declined saying he didn't want to line his stomach with grease before going out drinking.

8. An applicant said she was a "people person" not a "numbers person" – in her interview for an accounting position.

9. During a phone interview the candidate flushed the toilet while talking to hiring manager.

10. The applicant took out a hairbrush and brushed her hair.

Remedy for the Mistakes
Be always with happy and smile face, do some research before attending an interview, Keep it professional, Do not lie, Know what to expect so on.

source: from a Net friend

Friday, September 19, 2008

Top 15 HR Questions

Top 15 HR Questions

1. Tell me about yourself?
2. What are your greatest strengths?
3. What are your greatest weaknesses?
4. Why are you leaving (or did you leave) this position ?
5. Why should I hire you?
6. Aren’t you overqualified for this position?
7. Where do you see yourself five years from now?
8. Why do you want to work at our company?
9. What are your career options right now?
10. Why have you been out of work so long ?
11. Tell me honestly about the strong points and weak points of your boss
12. What good books have you read lately?
13. Tell me about a situation when your work was criticized?
14. What are your outside interests ?
15. How do you feel about reporting to a younger person (minority, woman, etc)?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Telephone Interview Overview and Tips

Telephone Interview Overview and Tips
Telephone interview is usually done through telephone during a scheduled time. It saves time, overall cost, candidates of remote places etc. It is mandatory for preparing for such an interview in order to make so fruitful. Here are some of the important tips.

Before Interview
1. Do a research about the interviewer e.g names, their background if more than one interviewer
2. Organizing our goals, strength, weakness, achievements and keep the list well prepared
3. Practice on standard questions with friends and family members
4. Direct contact interview is different from telephone interview, so make a check on your voice, here you can show your body language, so voice modulation is very important.
5. Set a suitable place which are free from environmental noises, so that no disturbances during interview
6. Keep your resume and other particulars with you for immediate references
7. Keep with you some writing tools e.g. papers, pens or pencils

Make an impression and get success with these basic points with careful plan and preparation

After Interview

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Interview Tips for freshers

Interview Tips for freshers
The following tips may give a boost for the freshers attending an interview
1. Be in the relaxed concentrations so that it reduces the lapses in concentrations, nervousness and self doubt while answering questions
2. Be well prepared in the subjects related to interview, it brings you spontaneous answering
3. Set some goals in order to show your skills, abilities, experiences and achievements
4. Know your questions behind the questions in order to avoid wrong answering
5. Interviewer's agenda is very important, consider that also
6. Be smart about money related questions
7. Expect answer some basic questions like "tell me about yourself" or "Introduce yourself"
8. You always use positive terms in the interview
9. Improve your Body language
10. Last but not the least, Finally give a Gentle Thank you at the end of the interview

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Be Cool In the Interview

Be Cool In the Interview
You have so may tips for attending an interview. Even though we get nervous before entering to the interview hall or during the attending of the interview. This kind of nervous i experienced while attending an interview for my promotion. Actually i knew most of the interviewer. Though i got tension before and during the interview. This can be best avoided by preparing the interview related questions and discussing with other people who attended the interview.
being cool while attending the interview.
Once i came out the interview hall, i realized that we should have been cool while attending the interview. They really asked simple questions. Even they correct some wrong answering.
Be cool and get the job

Monday, September 8, 2008

Completer Interview questions and answer

Completer Interview questions and answer
I would like to share one website which give a complete questions on Interview in various discipline. This is very useful for job seekers. It covers Placement papers, Interview question and answers, Visa questions, List of companies with its related model question paper and answers so on.
In addition to these features you can also post your question answer for the interview questions


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