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Interviewing Skills

  • Interviewing skill is not a rocket science but it is of course, an art: of effective oral communication to enable you to handle an interviewing panel.
  • Remember: We always consider interviewers on a strong wicket and ourselves as the interviewee on a weak wicket which is NOT a correct notion.
  • Be confident and no accident.

You should have:

  • Belief in your self
  • Belief in your knowledge
  • Belief in your skills
  • Belief in your personality
  • Belief in your learning
  • Belief does miracles

The great boxer Mohammad Ali was asked, how do you win the great fights, whilst other boxers are stronger, faster, heavier and mightier than you?

The great boxer Mohammad Ali simply answered:   

 My unshakable will Pre interview preparations:

  • Interviews involve verbal communication and the need to be thoroughly prepared.
  • Interviews require practice, practice and more practice.
  • Look at the job advertisement and submission of application for the position, if possible, fulfill the eligibility criteria.
  • Information about the organization or company from their website or from an employee of the company.
  • Expected questions:
  • How do you think you are relevant for this job?
  • Why do you want this job?
  • Why do you want to join our organization?

Keeping the questions in view, you need to match your knowledge, skills and relevancy.

  • Knowing yourself
  • One big question is generally asked
  • What are your strengths and what are your weaknesses?

Well, human kind is in fact a composition of strengths and weaknesses and perfection is nowhere except in the divine.

However my strengths and weaknesses are as follows.

  • Strengths: example
  • Commitment with my profession
  • Good writing skills
  • Ten publications in the Daily Dawn
  • Good communication skills
  • Understanding organizational behavior
  • Love of sports for a healthy life
  • ………………………………………………….
  • Weaknesses: example
  • Procrastinating approach
  • Lack of exposure
  • Sometimes egocentric approach
  • ……………………………………………….

Strive to overpower your weaknesses and build on your strengths.

  • Interview types:
  • Panel interview
  • One on one interview
  • Video conference interview
  • Presentation demo interview
  • Telephonic or audio interview
  • First impression depends on:
  • Dress code
  • Don’t appear desperate
  • Be in your senses
  • Don’t talk too much
  • Be confident
  • Good eye contact
  • Don’t be overconfident
  • Use appropriate language
  • Don’t be too familiar
  • Interview process:
  • Research shows that the candidates can be evaluated in the very first 5 minutes whether to be selected or not.
  • Be careful while explaining your aims, objectives and goals because employees evaluate your potential skills, knowledge and attitude.
  • Panel chairman (any question)
  • Once again this provides you an opportunity to prove your skills and wisdom.
  • No question but a comment, for example you could say it was a big learning experience, I enjoyed talking to such enlightened professionals and indeed it was a great learning for me.