How to do good in a job interviews?
Interview is one of most crucial step we all have to face on our way to success. But out of many candidates, only a few are given positive reply, leaving others behind. It’s not only the knowledge that is judged, more than that the interview is the basic judgment of “the inner man”, who actually have to work for the company. Here are the few tips; ignorance of them unknowingly may be the biggest mistake of yours.
- Always switch off your cell phones, to avoid any disturbance.
- Always have a smile at your face. It costs nothing but will force the person at the other side to react positively.
- Don’t take your seat otherwise asked.
- Don’t feel like havoc, be relaxed.
- Listen to the questions carefully. If can’t do so ask politely to please repeat the question.
- Be straight forward. Don’t beat around the bushes until you don’t know the correct answer of the question. It marks a very bad impression of the candidate on interviewer. Under such circumstances reply “Sorry” or “I don’t know”.
- Never argue for anything even for the wrong issue. It may be the strategy to check your mental level and more than that you patience.
- Try to show your positives in front of the interviewer. That is what they are there to check.
Comparison of Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Resume
After we complete the educational life and get ready for entering the professional life, we need to highlight our career and experiences, in a way that the other person can easily go through the education, experiences and personal information. Such a matter of content is called “Curriculum Vitae (CV)” or “Resume”. Though both contain more or less the same information but still there lies major differences.
The common information included in both of them is:
- CONTACT INFORMATION– Phone number, email id, address.
- AIM – The purpose of revealing your information in front of others.
- QUALIFICATIONS – from the educational point of view.
- SKILLS – Always try to highlight the positives in you and skills should be written in such a way that the person gets impressed with you while going through it.
- SALARY – Some companies ask you to give CTC, but never demand very high being a fresher.
- REFERENCES – In case the appointing committee needs to know more about you.
The differences are:
CV is mainly written for the purpose of attaining higher education, research, fellowship or grant. These can be longer even may be 2-3 pages. It has a descriptive form of your knowledge, practical experiences and what and how to achieve what you want.
Resume is written while applying for jobs. It is shorter that CV. Mainly highlights the key points and achievements. It also includes the job experiences attained previously.
How to do well in group discussions?
Group discussions are today an integral part of competitive exams and job interviews. When attending a group discussion certain ground rules should be kept in mind.
Pay attention when the topic is being given; try to think of a recent occurrence which might relate to the topic. Immediately make up your mind and decide what you stand would be. Try to swim against the drift sometimes if you think you know enough about the topic to face the retaliation. In a group discussion unlike an interview the attention is distributed, so the very first step that should be kept in mind is getting noticed. So try to start, take the initiative. If someone else has been asked to speak first don’t worry, listen carefully till your chance comes and pay attention to what others have said. Usually speakers introduce themselves before beginning the discussion so if possible remember the speaker’s name whose point you might be using for reference.
If you have no clue of what is going on then the only chance you have is to listen my friend. Ask for some time and listen carefully. If you speak at the end it works in your advantage as you can help summarize the entire conversation. And then deliver you winning speech in the end.