An Employer looks for intelligence (intellectual and emotional), communication skills, leadership qualities, ethics, competence, energy, imagination etc., from the candidate.

Some Behavioural "Unfavourable" Aspects

  • Poor grooming
  • Discourteous and ungraceful body language
  • Poor manners
  • Poor diction
  • Vague responses
  • Unappealing resume
  • Monetary benefits-centric approach
  • Lack of punctuality
  • Poor waiting hall behaviour

Some Behavioural "Unfavourable" Aspects

  • Lack of personal or career goals
  • Lack of enthusiasm and confidence
  • Not owning up responsibility for mistakes
  • Self-justification, aggressiveness
  • Lack ofemotional maturity
  • Negative and cynical attitude
  • Monetary benefits-centric approach
  • Over-reacting to questions
  • Lacking sense of humour
  • Complaining about various things and previous employers

Preparing for an interview - Look for

  • Company's main products and services and likely new products and services
  • Its key markets, its position in market and between major competitors
  • Its financial position / profit / turnover
  • Its history, reputation and achievements
  • Arrange all the papers required in a folder : Resume / CV, call letters, degree certificates, mark lists, NSS, NCC, sports / games certificates, experience certificates, references.

The Previous Day

  • Confirm the venue of the interview, distance, and mode of transport
  • Locate the venue earlier
  • Relax, have good sleep, visualise and pray

The Interview Day

  • Reach the venue at least 45 minutes ahead of the interview
  • Get familiar with the amblience
  • Dont carry too much baggage
  • Report to the authority concerned

Some Behavioural "Unfavourable" Aspects

  • Poor grooming
  • Discourteous and ungraceful body language
  • Poor manners
  • Poor diction
  • Vague responses
  • Unappealing resume
  • Monetary benefits-centric approach
  • Lack of punctuality
  • Poor waiting hall behaviour

Waiting Hall Behaviour

  • Maintain Decorum
  • Mingle with others politely
  • Avoid smoking, chewing, flirting, gossiping, defamatory comments
  • Greet others present
  • Switch off the mobile
  • Relax and visualise

While Entering The Interview Hall

  • Enter confidently, not arrogantly
  • Shut the door gently
  • Smile and greet the interviewers
  • Shake hands only if they offer their hand

During The Eye Interview

  • Maintain eye contact
  • Be attentive, listen carefully, and lean forward
  • Don't lean on the table, and don't slouch
  • Don't toss your files across
  • Hand over your file-right side facing them
  • Don't laugh or giggle but smile gently
  • Be polite. use the words "Please" and "thank you"
  • Don't argue but can orally acknowledge

End Of The Interview

  • When informed, collect your belongings
  • Thank everyone
  • For a few steps from your seat, don't show your back

Follow Up

  • Send the thanking letter to the company the same day
  • Specify in the letter the point that was discussed
  • Thank the Placement Agency, if any
  • Thank your network source, if any

In Case Of Stress Interviews

  • Don't be upset
  • Let them not see that you are upset
  • Accept their point of view
  • Smile
  • Don't argue but be specific in responses with justification

2012 Caliber Groups | Powered by ITAcumens