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How To Prepare For A Job Interview?

May 19, 2011 Posted by

How To Prepare For A Job Interview?

With the financial crisis having a cascading effect on the global economy, the job market has turned gloomy. The competition has increased to such an extent that even though we give a good performance in an interview, the interviewer selects the best out of the best! So we have to train ourselves to become the best in any job interview. Knowing how to prepare for a job interview therefore becomes very important.
Your requirement is always for an excellent career. In this competitive environment, the candidates have shown their ability, potential and extraordinary skills of communication to grab the job they desire. Being mentally fit and having an alert mind are important factors to do well in an interview. Mental preparation is another key factor for a successful interview. If you end up in an interview unprepared and blank, you will obviously end up failing and getting negative results. 
Here are a few important things to consider about how to prepare for a job interview to come out with flying colors:
1. Remember to use non-verbal messages than words. As soon as you enter the interview room consider and remember few important points like:
- Handshake – enter the interview room and greet your interviewer, give a firm shake hand with a pleasant smile and style. Appear confident and impressive. Don’t get nervous and shy. Introduce yourself.- Sit in an erect posture. Don’t fidget with hair, nails, pen, tapping feet etc. Stay calm and sit erect with your hands on the table.- Maintain eye to eye contact instead of looking down or in some other direction. Be comfortable and calm; set yourself in a comfortable position. Listen to whatever is said and asked by the interviewer and answer with a smile. All this is a very important part of learning how to prepare for a job interview.
2. Avoid nervous mannerism. Everyone feels nervous in an interview, but be sure that you are calm and cool. Your nervous expressions can have a negative impact on the interviewer and will show lack of confidence within you.
3. Speak with a clear tone and voice. Make a friendly approach. Be clear and concise. You should speak in a grammatically correct language and the tone you speak in should be impressive. Always clarify what you say, and speak in a way that is easy for the interviewer to understand. Be sure that you don’t fumble.
4. Be positive in your approach and do not give negative commands. Pump up your energy level and enthusiasm before you get ready for an interview. 
5. You can question the interviewer and clear all the doubts. Don’t keep questioning continuously ask few but important questions. Do not monopolize the interviewers more time. Be particular, don’t question about the salary and benefits that will anyways be offered to you after joining respective job. 
6. While answering the questions to the interviewer, be concise and clear, don’t make stories, speak what is required and expected, provide examples and explanations, if required. Being honest and speaking factually is another important part as far as knowing how to prepare for a job interview. 
7. After the entire meeting and discussion is over, say thanks and follow up to know the status of your job. If you get a negative feedback don’t get disheartened. Not getting disheartened is another part of how to prepare for a job interview. Start preparing for the next interview and stay motivated enough to perform better.

Ryan Fyfe is the CEO of http://www.shiftplanning.com/ – An intuitive and <a onclick=”javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackPageview', '/outgoing/article_exit_link']);” href=”http://www.shiftplanning.com/”>free online employee scheduling</a> tool for businesses of all sizes in all industries.

How to prepare for interview ?

May 12, 2011 Posted by

How to prepare for interview ?

How to prepare for interview ?
Interview assumes an important step in the entire job hunting process. Interviews come in different forms. They don’t have a common pattern to them. However there are few tips which help to prepare for any interview.

1. Show Case your Traits and achievements

Plan and list few important things that fit the job description of the advertised post Present those points in a logical order, it helps to talk to friends familiar with job description.

2. Practice in Mock Interview

Practice your Performance in the presence of family members and friends by asking them to fire question at you. Take feed back from them and work on the weak areas, to overcome them.

3. Do your homework well
Research is integral to a good interview performance. Find out as much about you can about the Company, browse the net, check company reports and put together news clips.

4. Armed with your background brief, ask relevant questions about the company. Give variety to your answers Don’t attempt to give a stock reply to all the panels of interview because they’ll be comparing notes Re package your skills and achievements
so that they sound different

5. Hone your interpersonal skill
Interviewers are after all people with their taste, and dislikes. Identify each one of their area of interests. Then try and connect with each of them, and deliberately attempt to guide the talk to the subject of the interviewer’s interest without getting personal.

Anoop Thomas, working as Project Executive in Jobsomega.com.

Jobsomega is a leading manpower recruitment firm having more than 20 years of trusted service for reputed overseas and Indian companies.

Job Interview Tips

May 3, 2011 Posted by

A short video created by the students of our school for the LLP Comenius. It was presented on 2/9 during the project meeting in Kirchheim u. Teck (Germany). Script (Commentary): Before you go to the interview, you have to make sure that the job you want to apply for is the right for you. Every day in many local newspapers there are interesting advertisements for both full-time and part-time jobs, so don’t miss them. Think about the days and the hours you will have to work. Also know how you’re going to get to and from work if you don’t drive. When you’ve decided to apply for a job, send your application with a CV. Don’t forget to list all your qualifications — degrees, diplomas and any previous experience you have with a job. For any job interview it is very important to be prepared. Here are some tips how to make a right impression. Employers always look for professionals, therefore, one of the most important things is to look professionally. That means no casual clothing… and no sneakers. If you’re a woman, minimize the amount of jewelry and perfume. You have to be on time for your interview, or even a few minutes earlier. Shake your interviewer’s hand. During the interview, it is important to concentrate on your interviewer and not to get distracted. It is a good idea to prepare answers to typical interview questions in advance. Tell me about yourself. What makes you the right candidate for this job? Why did you leave your last job? Don’t avoid eye-contact with your