Articles Tagged with “interview tips”

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  • You got the job. Now for the hard part: deciding whether to accept it or not. How should you assess the salary as well as the other benefits? Which publicly available information should you rely on? How should you try to get a better deal? And what’s the best way to decline an offer if it’s not the right job for you?

    Shift your mind-set

    First, you must recognize that receiving an offer represents a new and different phase of the job search process. The purpose of the interview is to get the offer. The next stage is about weighing that offer and then negotiating it with your new employer. Keep in mind that even though the job is yours if you want it, you must continue to be enthusiastic in your dealings with your manager. By sounding suspicious or by questioning something about the offer, you are sending a negative signal. It sounds as if you’re uncertain that you want job. Employers need to feel that you are committed.

    Be Methodical

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  • Very few of you might be aware of the fact that interview is a two-way street. In this face to face meet potential employer use to ask so many questions to learn about you as well as your skills. But at the end it’s your time to return- always go to interview with some questions in your mind. You must be curious to know about the job profile, responsibilities and few details about the company, so it is the right time to ask in order to ensure that this is the right job for you.

    When candidates do not ask smart questions then hiring managers to use to predict that candidate has the least interest in this job. So if you really want to grab this job then never be afraid to ask few questions at the end of an interview. You must have at least two questions for that time and they must focus on your interest to get that job or to work with that company. But before that you must spare some time to do little homework, do some research about the company, even your questions must reflect your
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  • You might be aware of the fact that most of hiring managers in big companies love to ask some behavioral questions – and their favorite topic use to be Conflicts. Below are few commonly asked conflict-related questions:

    How did you manage your team project and what were the major difficulties in that work?
    When you had a conflict in your work environment and how did you handle that?
    What used to be your way to respond to angry manager/colleague/customer during your last job?
    How will you handle the situation when you do not like some rules at the workplace?

    Or there could be so many variations on this theme but the central idea is to judge your ability to manage conflicts at the workplace or with a team. The way to handle such situations is also known as general interpersonal skills. Your answer will help them know that how will you handle specific situations if hired in their company.

    Some of you might be wondering that “what is the reason to ask such type of questions in
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  • Do you feel like interviewers are going to judge your psychic level by asking this question? Of course not! No one can predict the future so clearly but those experts are just trying to judge your career goals. It is time to let them know that what plans you have for this job. Definitely! They wish to hire someone with much positive attitude, proactive and motivated enough so that you can bring growth to their company.
    Once you are offered a job in a certain company then you will to handle various responsibilities so the interviewer is just trying to know that whether you are able to play that role or not. This single question contains five different thoughts in it:

    How you define your long-term career goals?
    What are your priorities in the path of career development?
    What is your definition of success?
    What are you actually looking for with this job?
    What is your choice as an ideal job for your career?

    One single mistake while answering this question may raise a red flag in their
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  • There are two wide angles of this question:
    • Why are you interested in this company?

    • How you describe your interest in the job?

    When an interviewer asks you- “Why you want to work with us? that means he wants to collect information as:
    • Get some details about your goals related to career and what you think about current job profile being offered to you.
    • Ensure that you are highly interested in this particular job and will show dedication in your work if they hire you.
    • Your research work about the company, position or industry will reflect here.
    • They need to understand your viewpoints about preferences and priorities as it will have direct impact on your performance.
    Note that, every part of this question must be answered with different approach even for Part time jobs.

    The interview panel is looking forward for a candidate who can fit perfectly in their work environment and will enjoy working with them. Your homework will reflect the best answer here and you need to specify few
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  • Once you have successfully crafted your resume along with cover letter as per specific job vacancy then next important thing is to understand facts that can help you to achieve your goal. The details below focuses on all major interview tips that can help employees to succeed in their dream job hiring process.

    Research is important:
    Success for any job interview is based on your true efforts to grab knowledge related to that particular job type. Spare some time to understand your employer, their background and major requirements of job profile. More research about these topics means you will get much closer to specifications and there will be more chances of getting hired. Search engines published materials and various research tools can help you to get better results.

    Master of common interview questions:
    There are always few frequently asked questions in interviews so their responses must be well planned. Make some efforts to know most expected questions for that free job profile
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  • A strange feeling that your body is about to get flushed, doing mindless pen clicking activities, keep on shaking your leg continuously, unnecessary sweating in palms and lots of butterflies doing crazy activities in the stomach. If you have faced any of these feelings at any stage of your life then there are lots of things to learn below in this article for you. Actually, all these signs represent the degree of fear and nervousness and such feelings are observed even by the coolest person on the planet. This is the list of common feelings before an interview and if you get highly indulged in such things then probably it will take away all your confidence.

    If you wish to get rid of this feeling of nervousness while going for an interview then the guidelines provided by few experts as below will be highly useful for you. Actually, there are few body postures that help people to gain their confidence back while facing interviewers. That is why we say that body language play important
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  • Are you preparing for an interview? The very first thing you must know well is about your past, the exams you passed, your profile, marks, experience and other important aspects. It is important to present everything confidently in front of interviewer and your communication skills are going to play the major role here. A talent that shines over paper but appears very embarrassing through body language and verbal content is not so worth. Clearly, the one who can present himself in better manner through interactions and discussions can lead a better life with high paying jobs.

    The facts below will help you to understand the importance of communication skills:

    Communicating with body: Most of the times interviews start from a waiting room but remember that you are being judged everywhere even when you are sitting in waiting room. Enter confidently, control your nervousness and stay aware about your conduct.

    Greeting: Never forget to greet the interviewers with few casual words as
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  • One of the major steps followed by companies in the recruitment process is Group Discussion Round. When it comes to testing communication, subject knowledge, discussion ability, listening and team work of candidate then none other than Group Discussion round can give your best analysis. People who have gone through group discussion sessions during their interviews might have observed its importance and once it has been qualified then everything seems easy ahead. If you are searching for few tips to crack this GD session then the details below can help you to craft your strategy.
    • Generally, GDs are conducted on the basis of four topics: situation, abstract, social/ Factual and current affair based. You must clearly know about your abilities in any of these as for example if someone follows news on regular basis then he/she can score well in current affairs. Those who are good in the debate will find social or factual topics more interesting whereas book readers have the ability to deal
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  • What you say during the interviews plays an important role in finding whether you are the right candidate for the company. Similarly, body language is another such factor which helps you increase your chances of selection.

    The results of a survey showed that it is easier to control what you say than what your body does. There must be a collaboration between the two so as to make sure that your ideas are conveyed effectively.

    A recent study showed that 55% of the communication is based on body language, 38% is the tone of your voice and the rest 7% contributes to the actual words spoken. Although the figures might not be exact it explains the role of nonverbal communication.

    Let’s consider a scenario, you came to the interviewer in a confident, optimistic manner. Although you might not possess the desired work experience your confidence will make the interviewer find that you are the most desirous candidate for the requisite position.

    Now, let’s consider another case, you came
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  • Communication skills play a crucial role in our daily lives. This is one of the most basic ingredients in an interview. You can have perfect resumes with the luring credentials, but if you are not having basic communication skills, you won’t be hired!

    In a recent research done by NACE (often known as National Association of College and Employers) known as Job outlook 2011, employers were asked about the list of important skill sets which are needed for hiring job candidates. The report shows that communication wins the race amongst all other skills. First of all communication skills of a candidate is taken into account. This is then followed by work ethics, analytic skills, team work skills, initiative-taking skills etc.

    Therefore, this becomes imperative to brush up your communication skills. To do so, we have taken into account some factors which will help you improve your communication skills:
    • Word Usage
    • Assertiveness
    • Delivering Details
    • Keep it precise
    • Asking right questions
    • Listen
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