March 19, 2014

How to crack an interview?

Hi all, in this article I would like to bring out few Do's and Don'ts that one must follow in an interview. Interviewers judge candidates on three big areas: the candidate’s first impression, the quality of the answers, and the quality of the questions.
how to crack interview of appsc, civil services exams, bank po and ssc cgl interviews

  • Arrive 15-20 min early to the interview hall.
  • Do not show your nervousness. Feel relaxed.
  • Firmly shake hands with the interviewer in the beginning and at the end for giving you the opportunity.
  • Maintain eye contact, do not cross fold your legs, maintain proper body language.
  • Be confident. Do not bluff with answers for which you are not confident enough.
  • To answer the question “tell me about yourself”- do not repeat what is there in your resume. Be simple and precise. Make sure that you don't bore the interviewer.
  • Be prepared with common questions such as “Tell me about yourself”, “what do you expect from our company?” , “what are your achievements?”. They look simple, but recollect them before a mirror answering them.
  • Maintain your resume in a neat and simple format. 80% of the interview is based on your resume. So, back up your resume at least once before the interview.
  • Don't argue with the interviewer, no matter what. Remember to keep things positive!
  • Respond to your questions with examples where ever possible.
  • Make sure you fully understand the question and query any point about which you may be doubtful.
  • Have intelligent questions prepared that you would like to ask the interviewer.
  • Don't make negative comments about your previous employees/organization.
  • Don't talk about salary, holidays or bonuses unless they bring them up.
  •  If there are more than one interviewer, then make an eye contact with everyone. Return your attention to the person who questioned you.
  • Don't interrupt the interviewer before they have finished asking you a question and never finish their sentences for them.
  • Never say “I don't have any weakness”. Everyone has weakness. Openly state them and how you have learnt from it.
  • Don't answer questions too short or too long.
  • Don't lie. The interviewer does not expect you to know everything. Never claim to know the answer to something when you don’t.
  • Don't make any excuses.

Regarding the dressing style:
  • Do not wear too stylish or too simple clothes.
  • Boys should avoid wearing jeans. Simple formal clothes should be preferred.
  • Clean shave is mandate.
  • Girls should avoid wearing bright colored dresses. Simple cotton clothes should be preferred.
  • Polish your shoes.
  • Do not use strong perfume.

how to crack interview of appsc, civil services exams, bank po and ssc cgl interviews

At the End It's like -  Either “confuse” or “convince” them. Confidence matters!

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