Tips for Your Successful Interview
Nowadays many fresher’s don’t know how to get success in Government Sectors or private sector Jobs. Much of this information is very helpful for recent graduates and entry-level individuals and also for experienced professionals.
A key to success is taking care for research about the job and the organization, agency, or company with whom you are interviewing. Use your personal network to discover the names of current employees you might call prior to the interview. Knowing about the job and employer will help you prepare an interview strategy, appropriate questions to ask, and points to emphasize.
Purpose of Interviews
The job interview is a strategic conversation with a purpose. Your goal is to persuade the employer that you have the skills, background, and ability to do the job and that you can comfortably fit into the organization and its culture. At the same interview, you should also be gathering information about the job and the organization to determine if the job and work environment are right for you.
The Interview Structure
Before receiving a job offer, you will typically have a series of interviews with an employer. The first interview may be a screening interview that could be conducted over the phone or at the place of employment. Screening interviews are rather brief, usually lasting 15-30 minutes. During that time the employer may describe the nature of the position, and will want you to elaborate on experiences outlined in your resume or application, and may ask you a few questions. If the employer is sufficiently impressed with your performance in this interview, you may be invited to a second (and perhaps third or fourth) interview.
The second interview process is longer, lasting anywhere from an hour to a whole day. It could include testing, lunch or dinner, a facility tour, as well as a series of interviews with various employees.
The third interview (if held) may be more to discuss particular points, concerns, issues, or approaches. Salary and benefit needs may be discussed.
Plan to arrive for your interview 10-15 minutes before the appointed time. By the same token, arriving late creates a bad first impression. Ask for directions when making arrangements for the interview.
Top 10 Common Question asked by Employers:
1. Tell me about yourself.
2. Why did you choose your career?
3. What do you consider to be your greatest strengths? Weaknesses?
4. How would you describe yourself? How would you current supervisor describe you?
6. Why should we hire you?
7. In what ways do you think you can make a contribution to our organization?
8. Describe your most rewarding (or difficult) work experience.
9. How do you work under pressure?
10. Why did you decide to seek a position with this organization and what do you know about us?
Things to do for Interview:
– Be prepared, Don’t forget to ask for the job. Don’t beg, but do tell the prospective employers that you want to work for them.
– Dress appropriately and professionally. For men, this means a dark suit, white shirt, conservative tie, polished shoes and a neat haircut. For women, muted colors are usually best, conservative dresses or suits, minimal jewelry and subtle makeup.
– Use humor appropriately. Don’t go out of your way to get laughs, but a little bit of light humor can put everyone at ease.
– Be aware of your volume and animation. Speak clearly and audibly; avoid rigid postures and “stiffness.”
– Use names. Remember the names of the interviewers and use them. People like to hear their names. As Andrew Carnegie said, “The sweetest sound in any language is the sound of your own name.”
– Maintain eye contact. This shows self confidence.
– Finally, relax and enjoy yourself and the process. Tell the interviewer, with both your words and demeanor, that you appreciate the opportunity the interview presents.
Follow this simple tips for both Government jobs and private job Interviews.