2012

Does the thought of going for an interview, make you break into a cold sweat
Then you should have a look at this..

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never appear over-confident.Does the thought of going for an interview. gives you time to think and eliminates any embarrassing pauses. prospective employees usually don't even hear the question properly in their nervousness. . Fumbling and stammering (if not a medical problem) will not work in your favour. While confidence is good. Never panic. It lets you hear the question again. definitely not the qualities of a team player. If you don't know the answer to a question. Practice thinking on your feet by having mock interviews with friends. While the technical interview deals with your knowledge in the field. Job interviews usually have two parts -. HR tests your personality and presence of mind. try this old trick -. make you break into a cold sweat? Most people do badly at job interviews not because they are incompetent but simply because they are just plain nervous.ask the interviewer to repeat the question. In a situation where three or four pairs of eyes are staring at you. Quick-wittedness is not something you can learn but mock interviews help you think faster than you otherwise would. Thinking on your feet is very important. Here are a few tips on how to make a good impression at your job interview: • • • • Confidence is the most important aspect. it is easy to get intimidated. You should appear confident. This presents you as a pompous and bossy person. Often. keep your wits about you and listen to every word of the question. Here are some tips they had on how tackle difficult interview questions: Q: Tell us about yourself.technical and HR.

your education. make sure that your answer does not project you in a bad light. Saying things like "bad at decision making" or "not punctual" go against you. interests and strong points of your personality. honesty is the best policy. give a very brief description of your family. Once you're done.what their parents do for a living and what their siblings are doing at the moment. leadership qualities. Talk mostly about yourself -. Never lie about your virtues. achievements.A: This is possibly the most common question asked. analytical skills are among common virtues employers are looking for. You could even say: "I used to be disorganised but now I carry an electronic organiser to keep my phone numbers. it is the answer to this question that gives your prospective employer the supremely important first impression. Most people tend to talk about their family -. As always. Q: What is the one thing you would like to change about your college/ previous office? . Always say things that can be converted into a positive. previous jobs. you might just end up annoying the interviewer. The interviewer is looking for skills that will benefit the company. This is NOT what the interviewer is interested in. it will catch up with you sooner or later. Never say things like "I don't see any weakness in myself". Being a good team player. Q: What are your weaknesses? Or what would you like to change about yourself? A: Although being honest is always better. deadlines etc". For instance: "I am forgetful but I am now trying to get over my weakness by keeping reminders on my phone and writing what I might forget". Q: What are your strengths? A: Some people might get carried away here and end up boasting. so base your answer on what the company might want.

then show that you have now improved. A small margin is permissible while stating figures but it is best avoided. for instance. Q: What would your prior boss/ professor have to say about you? A: It is good to be prepared for this question. Base your claims with solid results. A: Here. touch upon you weaknesses in such a way that they seem insignificant. Never say that you are perfect but at the same time. Q: What do you know about our company? A: Make sure you do your homework before you appear for an interview. Complaining about your prior bosses or professors shows you in a bad light. Q: Name one thing you want to change about yourself. tell the interviewer why you stand out among all the others and give examples of your expertise. the interviewer will tempt you to sound negative. State what the person would say and then present the letter as proof. said that she wanted the library timings to be extended. progress report and statistics. Q: Why should I hire you? A: It's a safe bet to say that you are the best person for the job. Ask your professor or boss to write a recommendation letter for you if possible. But don't sound boastful or pompous.A: Always say things that are not too negative. This is useful to present to the interviewer. Talk of things that are small but not inconsequential. This gives the impression of a well-prepared and confident person. Q: Where do you see yourself five years from now? . Srilaxmi. Name an incident in the past that you faltered in. Read up on the company's history.

so no one would know it's me. Q: Would you call yourself a team player? A: The obvious answer to this answer is yes. It helps to display your ability. It is important to be alert when faced with these questions. The interviewer puts you in a situation and asks what you will do. Things like you see yourself at a much higher post that the one you are applying for. you have a strong foundation on which to build a career. It is important to think quick and come up with answers showing that you can bring out the best in others and yourself. Always keep a few instances of when you showed team spirit in mind. obviously. Your education has made your basics are clear. But the way you support this answer is what makes all the difference. believe in organisation. don't take too long to answer: Q: What part of your body would you hide if you were on the street completely naked? A: My face. Then go on to show by your examples what you are doing to reach your goals and objectives. The interviewer needs to understand that you are not just jobhopping. will work in your favour. Q: Do you think your qualifications make you eligible for this job? What has the course taught you? A: The interviewer probably knows all about your course pattern and has probably studied it himself/ herself. Q: What is the colour of the wall behind you? A: The same as the colour of the wall in front of me. The following questions test not your character but your presence of mind. it has not only taught you the technical aspects of the job you are about to take up but also made you a better professional are all good responses. Never turn back and answer this! There is a possibility that the colour might . Another way in which this question can be asked is by giving you an actual case. There is no point in discussing it academically. Tell them that you hope that this job will make you a better professional than you already are and you will also help the company to improve in the department you are going to be working. communication and delegation of tasks etc. use a more behavioural approach.A: It's good to talk of your progress with respect to the company.

Looking at the interiors of the room you can gauge whether it has a feature (differently coloured) wall or not. Think about your best quality. Your overall personality and disposition can always convince the interviewer to consider you for the post despite whatever happens in the interview. and then associate it with an appropriate colour. No one told you your brother's age! Q: Why are manhole covers round and not square? A: Because the square cover can fall down if kept vertically along the diagonal." These questions are tough but are not really a deciding factor in the interview. What would u do? A: I'd pick him up and go put his nappies on him. Q: If you were a crayon. Q: What is the fastest thing on earth? Why? A: The mind is the fastest thing. It can be at two places at once and can travel continents in a matter of seconds. You go home and open the door and there he is totally naked in front of you. what colour would you be? A: The last thing you want to do here is say any random colour that comes to your head and then give a justification. For example: "I think I would be blue because I'm very calm and composed at all times. I can keep my head cool in the most stressful situation and take difficult decisions. . Q: Suppose you have a brother. Calm your nerves and think clearly.be different but most rooms are painted the same colour.

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