• Tips for Success in Interviews
- • First impression is the best impression. You will be judged by ; the way you dress,
your educational qualification, work experience, body language, manners, ability
to absorb the information and interpret it intelligently and clearly. So take care
to be at your best.
- • Carry your relevant documents in order - like certificates, copy of application
sent, bio-data etc. in a folder so that it can be easily shown when asked. Take
a pen also.
- • Present the documents only if the interviewer ask for it.
- • Never be late for an interview.
- • Greet the interviewers as soon as you enter.
- • Sit down only when you are asked to. It is better not to pull the chair, either
lift it or move it and always enter from the right side of the chair.
- • Say 'please and thank you' whenever required.
- • Listen carefully and pay attention to the question. If the question is not clear
to you ask politely for a repeat.
- • Reply confidently and immediately to the point, keeping your answers short unless
asked for a longer description.
- • While answering, look directly at the person asking the questions and try to be
- • Replies connected to any details regarding your bio-data should be authentic.
- • It is better to admit if you don't know something.
- • Remember to say 'sorry' if your opinions or answers are rejected.
- • Avoid indulging in certain mannerisms in your speech or behavior.
- • You can ask when you can expect to hear from them before you leave.
- • Don't forget to say "Thank you" at the end of an interview to every interviewer
- • Shake hands only if the interviewer initiates the gesture.
- • Walk out confidently without looking back.
- • Gently shut the door behind you as you leave.
• Most frequently asked Questions in Interview
- I always longed to work with a company. I am familiar and whose products I have
used and trusted. (Narrate briefly how you can prove your statement. Do good research
on the company before facing the interview)
- I would like to be frank. Judge me from the work and I am sure you will put me right
where I want to be. Note : Do not over ambitious and speak in a way that you are
not satisfied with your current job which you have applied for.
- Talk of what you enjoy most your skills and natural talents. Do not specify your
goal and any job title.
- Do not just repeat what you have given in your resume. Be ready with the answer,
a talent or something you did out of the ordinary. You can sound it as unique or
give it a touch of yourpersonality.
- Be specific and give a straight answer of how you came to know about the vacancy.
If it was advertised specify how you came across it.
- Have a research done about the company / organization. Give just one or two reasons
why you are interested. You can add these points
(1) company's reputation
(2) desire to join the specific field of interest.
- (This question is put to you to puzzle a candidate. Be calm and answer the question
with a positive and confident approach) Answer in the negative. My experience and
qualification will just help me to do the job better. Moreover I am at establishing
a long term relationship which my qualification will favor me to handle more responsibilities
and help me to rise to your expectations.
- When you answer, clearly show that you have researched carefully and acquired more
in-depth knowledge about the company. Enumerate some positive and negative traits
of the company and their competitions. Feel confident to show that competition is
not an unexpected one.
- Show your confidence in the company's worth, stress the point 'I would say
No' by pointing out some qualities you found out in your research about the company.
- You should give two or three reasons for leaving. Lack of challenge, focus on the
limitations etc. Point out your ambition to prove your worth confidently.
- (This is a tricky question to be answered carefully. Interviewers often accept people
with realistic financial goals.) If you mention a salary that is low it shows that
you are not up to the mark. If you mention too high you have ruined a chance to
get a job. So the best is to ask for the salary they offer and then show your capacity,
how your experience and qualification rate with what is offered.
- (Show how you believe that you are most suited to the post. If you can find out
an earlier experience it would be fine.) If you have experience, you can quote some
similarities from the past and how you achieved success.
- Make the question a chance to display your aptitude that fits the job you have applied
for. Display how your skills can be put into suite the challenges and modern trends.
- This is often the concluding Question ( Some tips to the answer) Don'ts : Do not
repeat your resume Do not enumerate your experience Do's: Prove Your interest Be
positive in your answer. Be prepared with confidence in what you are going to say
Make sure the answer comes from the bottom of your heart.
- Even though it is tempting to discuss thing you would do for fun, answer these questions
with strict coherence with the job you have applied for. Eg: If you are into teaching,
touch on your interest in adult literary programmers and other teaching oriented
- Sketch out some similar work which you have done in your previous job. It should
be something justifiable by you, even though others may think differently. You can
even ask some question where you can prove that your experience stands in good strand.
- Design your answer to show that you are still interested in the job and you point
out a few instances where improvements can be made. Convince the person that you
can be relied on and you will not get bored with what you do with time.
- Give a solid attendance record. But at the same time show you were not responsible.
Convince that you are willing to take up responsibility. Eg: I was absent 7 days.
4 days due to conjunctivitis and one day due to the death of a close relative and
2 days had to accompany my parents for their check up.
- The question is aimed at you to hear from yourself how you handle people when others
loose their temper. Here the best answer you can give to describe a situation and
show how you handled it with maturity and diplomacy.
- You can describe a situation of how you had managed stress in your previous work
if you had one or narrate how you can find time in your busy schedule to relax a
- It will be better if you be specific with your answer. Narrate some thing you worked
for to fulfill your work more efficiently. Describe how you attended a seminar and
brought about the changed in your work.
- Answer the question effectively . Describe in detail how your plan out, set priorities,
determine schedules, how you follow out to see the progress and meet the dead line.
- Do not ever say you have read a book which you have not. Here your suggestion can
lead the interviewer to know your taste and interest. It can also hint on how you
take your profession.
- The best way to answer it is to focus in what you do efficiently, keep in mind the
position you are applying for.
- Narrate what you are good and match it with the present job requirements. You may
ask questions to clear if that particular skill will add benefit to the company
- The Interview expects an answer to know you better .Keep in tune with your job and
work you have applied for. Do not beat around the bush.
- Name the references and how you know them. You can also show that you are a person
who care for relationships and how you stand in good stead with them.
- If you have given your present boss as your reference you can tell that you prefer
to call your current boss only after you receive a confirmed offer as he may not
like you changing the job.
- Be prepared to answer this question in advance. List out a few questions you wish
to know more about. After you have faced the interview your logic will guide you
to ask the question you really want to know more about.
- Here the interview is on the look out for your accountability and professional character.
Simply explain a situation that caused a problem and narrate how you faced it and
- Her the interview is trying to find out how you deal with pressure. Be diplomatic
and objective with your answer. Prepare the answer so that the answer comes as a
- If the answer is negative, the answer is simple. But if you have been fired, you
need to be prepared to the answer the follow up questions that my come up. If the
termination was for reason beyond your control narrate it. If not do not try justifying
yourself. If you had a fault, admit it and convince the interview that you have
- Be honest and if you had changed the jobs frequently there could be ample reasons
to do so. Put them up as contracts that expired at the stipulated time. Be convincing
when you say that you long to have a steady and long lasting relationship with the
present job you are applying for.
- Avoid making any negative statements especially about your previous employer. Change
the question with a positive outlook and answer it with a satisfied remark of your
- Answer with ease that in any job and any situation that tension is a part of it.
Relax before putting the f act you are very used to such type of works.
- Do not bluff. Be specific on the answer. Do not hesitate to say the benefits you
enjoyed in the previous job. It may be verified so never mention the benefits you
have not got.
- Tell you preference but do not specify that you will be not willing to work else
- Turn the question to a positive one. Simply say that you are a perfectionist and
your commitment to output of high quality perfect work. Say this is your weakness.