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BALU.... (CCI STUDENT....) (44614 Points)

14 October 2009  
Even the smartest and most qualified job seekers need to prepare for job interviews. Why, you ask? Interviewing is a learned skill, and there are no second chances to make a great first impression. So study these 10 strategies to enhance your interview IQ from Monster's Career Advice

Practice Good Nonverbal Communication
It's about demonstrating confidence: standing straight, making eye contact and connecting with a good, firm handshake. That first impression can be a great beginning -- or quick ending -- to your interview.

Dress for the Job or Company
Today's casual dress codes do not give you permission to dress as "they" do when you interview. It is important to look professional and well-groomed. Whether you wear a suit or something less formal depends on the company culture and the position you are seeking. If possible, call to find out about the company dress code before the interview.

From the very beginning of the interview, your interviewer is giving you information, either directly or indirectly. If you are not hearing it, you are missing a major opportunity. Good communication skills include listening and letting the person know you heard what was said. Observe your interviewer, and match that style and pace.

Don't Talk Too Much
Telling the interviewer more than he needs to know could be a fatal mistake. When you have not prepared ahead of time, you may tend to ramble, sometimes talking yourself right out of the job. Prepare for the interview by reading through the job posting, matching your skills with the position's requirements and relating only that information.

Don't Be Too Familiar
The interview is a professional meeting to talk business. This is not about making a new friend. Your level of familiarity should mimic the interviewer's demeanor. It is important to bring energy and enthusiasm to the interview and to ask questions, but do not overstep your place as a candidate looking for a job.

Use Appropriate Language
It's a given that you should use professional language during the interview. Be aware of any inappropriate slang words or references to age, race, religion, politics or s*xual orientation -- these topics could send you out the door very quickly.

Don't Be Cocky
Attitude plays a key role in your interview success. There is a fine balance between confidence, professionalism and modesty. Even if you're putting on a performance to demonstrate your ability, overconfidence is as bad, if not worse, as being too reserved.

Take Care to Answer the Questions
When an interviewer asks for an example of a time when you did something, he is seeking a sample of your past behavior. If you fail to relate a specific example, you not only don't answer the question, but you also miss an opportunity to prove your ability and talk about your skills.

Ask Questions
When asked if they have any questions, most candidates answer, "No." Wrong answer. It is extremely important to ask questions to demonstrate an interest in what goes on in the company. Asking questions also gives you the opportunity to find out if this is the right place for you. The best questions come from listening to what is asked during the interview and asking for additional information.

Don't Appear Desperate
When you interview with the "please, please hire me" approach, you appear desperate and less confident. Maintain the three C's during the interview: cool, calm and confident. You know you can do the job; make sure the interviewer believes you can, too.

 12 Replies

CA-CWA RAVI (CA-CWA in industry) (5454 Points)
Replied 14 October 2009

thnx for sharing sir !!!

PRAVEEN KUMAR (MBA (Finance) B.Com.(P))   (3413 Points)
Replied 14 October 2009

Nice info bala....

sivaram (Asst Mgr-Taxation) (6918 Points)
Replied 14 October 2009

thanks for sharing

The Harshit Aggarwal (B.Com(H) ,CS Final) (5263 Points)
Replied 14 October 2009

thanx for sharing

monika gupta (student) (786 Points)
Replied 14 October 2009

good one.

thanks for sharing.


Thanks for this good information

krishna kumar p (....) (36 Points)
Replied 14 October 2009

nice work

thank you


thanks for sharing.......

Sushil (CA Final Student) (2571 Points)
Replied 14 October 2009

thnx for sharing...........

Deeps (Article Assisstant) (2485 Points)
Replied 14 October 2009

good information... thanks for sharing

Deeps (Article Assisstant) (2485 Points)
Replied 14 October 2009

Kausha Mehta (CS FINAL STUDENT) (187 Points)
Replied 14 October 2009

Thank you sir

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