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Advance Preparation Etiquette Career Goals Reason for job change Salary Expectations Questions you should ask

Negotiating your salary

Advance Preparation 1 Before going for an interview, find out as much information about the company / organization as possible from various sources like, annual reports and the company's website. 2 Divide your life into segments covering your qualifications and job experiences. 3 For each stage , jot down reasons for joining a course, job responsibilities in current / previous jobs and reason for leaving your earlier / current job. 4 The reason how this job will serve your long term goals. 5 Know your strengths - technical as well as non - technical and this you should be able to demonstrate. 6 Put across weaknesses in such a way that there appears as a positive virtue to the interviewer. 7 Be ready with the following questions. What do you know about our company ? Why do you want to join our company ? Where do you see yourself in the next five years ? Why are you looking for a change ? Etiquette 1 Present yourself as a competent professional for the job. 2 3 You should be decently dressed - long sleeved shirts, formal trousers and tie for junior / middle level positions. For senior positions a suit will be preferable. Mind the accessories like ties , belts and shoes. Badly matched accessories can have a jarring effect on the interviewer. Avoid heavy jewelry or personal accessories. Take a cue from tonal variations, facial expression and thrust of questions from the interview panel and respond appropriately.

4 Best way to enter an interview is to knock and ask for permission. 5

6 Basic etiquettes , attitude and body language make a big difference. Career Goals 1 Explain your career progression in a logical manner. 2 Explain how you expect to grow with time frames. 3 Talk about how the job will help you add value to your experience. Reason for job change 1 Do not criticize the organization you worked with previously. 2 Fresh and bigger challenges with growth prospects should be the reason for the change. Salary Expectations Spell out how much you should be paid, given the market value of the job and your skills. Do let the interviewer know what are you getting right now. Questions you should ask 1 Long term vision of the company. 2 What kind of opportunities I can expect to further my career goals. Negotiating your salary

2 Mistakes also demonstrate the carelessness in resume building and may create an impression that the candidate may not have written the facts properly. This will help you accept or reject an offer. experience etc which he may find it difficult to justify and support later. The employer feels that the candidate has not executed the said responsibility as is described hence the changes of rejection are magnanimous. Simple 1 The resume should be build using simple fonts on an A4 size white paper which could be bond . should be built using active and stronger words rather than passive words like 'I was managing. 3 Being dishonest causes lack of confidence in the interview and handling of the imminent job. Honesty 1 The resume should be as honest as possible. You need to have information about your prospective employer and your own market value for right negotiation. 3 The resume. Resume Building Tips Size Honesty Mistakes Simple Flow Size 1 The resume should be to the point having the essential qualification and relevant work experience as may be required by the employer. or the resume is exaggerated. 4 You should know your priorities. 3 Mistakes give the impression that the candidate may do the same in handling a real like work situation and also justify that mistake which may lead to team and organisation problems. Avoid lengthy narrations. 2 The size of the resume can further be restricted by using carefully selected and effective words .1 2 3 If there are to be two or three round of interviews. facial expression and thrust of questions from the interview panel and respond appropriately. 4 5 Mistakes 1 Mistakes in resumes can give the impression that the candidate is not properly prepared. should be replaced by 'I managed' . 4 The resume also demonstrates the candidates communication skills hence the proper use of language is required. Otherwise the chances are. Remember negotiation is a two way process and this is a starting point for your career in the company which sets the tone for employment relationships. then don't commit the blunder of negotiating for your salary in the first round. Take a cue from tonal variations. 2 The candidate should avoid false details of qualification. they can be ignored.

There should not be any lapse in communication. 3 You could state the qualification in brief along with the name at the top. 3 Do not be vague. 2 Avoid making presumptions. Clarity 1 The communication should be clear to the recipient. action words. 5C's of Communication Completeness Concise Considerate Concrete Clarity Completeness 1 All communication must be complete and effective in all respects. . 2 Use words that denote and not connote. 2 Personal details could be staffed in the ending. 4 Then the first paragraph could contain a brief description of your job experience using short and sweet.paper. 2 The recipient should be able to make a pretty fair idea of what the person communication has in mind. 3 Avoid the repetition of sentences or ideas. Organise your points. Give extra information. Flow 1 The resume should have a good flow. Considerate 1 Listen carefully and try to understand the information needs of the recipient 2 Think from the recipients point of view as well 3 Avoid the repetition of sentences or ideas. 3 Lot of attraction in the resume may shift the interviewer's focus. Concise 1 Make the communication using simple carefully selected words. 2 Brevity makes your communication stand out. Concrete 1 Plan the process of communication well. 2 Space the words and sentences neatly so that they are easily read and do not appear cluttered. 3 Initiate the communication process keeping in mind that the person at the receiving end does not know anything about what you have in mind or what you are saying.

Always try to be humble and down to earth. 2 Maintain your self-esteem . 2 Based on your experience or training you may feel that a problem is big or small for you to handle. Believe in yourself 'Yes I can handle this situation if I ever come across it. 3 Cultivate the inner strength to reach a goal.3 Avoid the repetition of familiar sentences or ideas. Realise early the problems / inconvenience that may arise out of a real life situation. 1 Break the job into small segments and then give just priority to each segment with proper time frames to their completion. Keep good relationships . to seek an opportunity as soon as possible. fighting fit. Pressure Management Decisions Managing Stress Crises / Unexpected Events Firing Decisions 1 Your response to any situation problem / inconvenience depends directly on your subconscious mind. It requires good team management skills to realise the fruits of collective work. 1 Do not lose your self-confidence even when you are sacked . 4 5 Plan your day well so that you are able to do other necessary activities also. 3 Your physical health. Perform some physical exercises to keep your body. Crises / Unexpected Events 1 2 Always be prepared for the worst and hope for the best. If you are preoccupied with a single occupation throughout the day it may result in stress and obsession. surroundings in which you live. etc. Eventually you will be able to find a newer and better opportunity. Managing Stress Sudden Deadlines. climatic conditions are also factors that can influence you decisions in response to an eventuality. "Divide and Rule" 2 You should be more positive in your approach. This will give you you the energy and equilibrium to manage unexpected events. Although you must have failed many times earlier you should be more focussed on the activities that lead to accomplish your goals . Believe in yourself and your abilities. 3 Manage well with your purse and time. management skills . Meditate . It is the result of your own experience .' 4 Do yoga if you can. However big a problem may be it can still be solved through proper use of your mind. 6 You should believe in your team. . Firing You could be fired due to a bad relationship with your boss / recessionery trends of the economy / or your lack of confidence and ability to handle a problem situation at hand. Proper delegation of the responsibilities to the team members can ease stress / tense situations. 3 Think positively.

If you are a poor worker . Think well of yourself and your performance.4 Find a good recruitment agency that can help you out with the problem. If you are exceptionally good at work . Performance Appraisal It is an annual process whereby the company assesses the performance of the employees and makes crucial decisions about their career prospects. your worth in the market and if you have not worked well for what has been paid to you. Be honest with the people from whom you seek help / advice / service. If you don't agree with your superior's assessment of your work make a light argument and accept the facts about yourself. Chances are you could do things better the next year. A successful assessment could result in a salary hike of 20-30 per cent and possible a promotion. It is you. You should concentrate on your achievements and what you actually learned / overcame from failures. Retain an Employee Special Grooming Future Value Introspection Solutions . Aim High for the next year so that you can achieve more. At times you may feel that that you have been wrongly assessed and things should not have been as they are at present. Your boss remembers the times when you did blunders whereas you always try to see yourself in light. who should understand and remind the boss about how you did well to save your office or staff from some trouble. your company is probably eagerly waiting to see your back. downsizing or not. then the chances of your dismissal are manifold. it's very likely your company will pump you with rewards. You are paid according to.

should be frequently monitored and the deductions should be implemented for deserving candidates. 4 Introspection 1 The candidate can be offered stock options. 3 Give the candidate newer and challenging opportunities / assignments that are interesting. Involve him in some other roles than his normal one so that he can head a multi-functional taskforce. . The candidate should be motivated to handle the new tasks / responsibilities so that he becomes more confident of himself / herself for the new role. Solutions 1 2 Any organisation should strive to build itself around a star employee . 2 His stay with the organisation in question can be made more comfortable.e. setting proper goals and deadlines. 3 The organisation should carefully make these moves so that it is also in a very comfortable position. handle responsibilities. Whether the candidate can handle a large team independently. Future Value 1 2 It is important whether the candidate in question can step into a seniors shoes i.an employee that the organisation cannot do without.Special Grooming 1 2 3 The candidate should be informed about his career-path and involved in building his / her own career. The performance appraisal. The star should have a mentor from whom he/she receives valuable guidance and advice to develop his/her career.