Archive for June, 2011



Human resources are inevitable for an organization, this is my constant saying in all the interviews when they question me, Why did you chose Human Resources Management as your career?. A human being is dependent on another individual right from his/her birth. You cannot say you are independent. There are many things to be learned from an war which ended the history of LTTE. The most talk of the world is Sri Lankan war, I was going through the book “How Sri Lankan army won?.” written by Nitin Gokhale (NDTV News Reporter). Mr. Gokhale have explained about the war clearly in 207 pages. There are some lesson to be learned from the success strategy followed by the Sri Lankan’s and also from the failure of the LTTE.

Right from the first page, Nitin Gokhale explained the history of war and its results. Now I am not going to take you to the history of the war, but I would like to give out the crisp idea from the war, to elucidate the importance of HR’s in an organization. Continue reading

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T+T+C = Success


Worried about your interviews. Throw all those things and work on three things which will help you entering the gates. The three things might not be threatening you, because mostly you will find it in the motivation stories or speech. They are

>Talent
>Trust
>Confidence
Talent:- 


Even if you are a fresher or an experienced guy, all the companies hire you for the talent you possess. We have different talents and all of them might be useful to the company. So pick out the talent which is suitable and expected by the company and work on it, that’s the way you have to start as a fresher. From freshers, interviewer expect you to answer the basic questions. If you are experienced, check whether your experience really worth for the number of year you were working, else brush up all the things in which you have been working. Experience people have two different scenarios, when they go to the top notch companies they will be interviewed by technical team leads or team leads of the company, so if you are 1 year experienced in one company they expect you to have the knowledge of that one year. Another scenario is that you will be recruited as an employee and a new department under you might be formed so, you might need to generously explain what you will you do as a team lead or primary executor. Understand the situation and speak in the interview.

Trust:-


Most finest aspect to note down is trust. You should speak to the HR in the sense they should trust you. It can be build if you are talking the true facts to them. If you are trying to hide anything , your facial reactions will certainly show it. So, I would say be true to all the interviewers, interact with them freely and instill trust in your name, certainly you are hired.
Confidence:-

Interviewee should establish confidence all the time, even when the HR or the Interviewer speak negative to you. Self confidence play a major role in getting yourself succeeded in the interview. Confidence play a major role since all the job involves targets, stress and pressure. Taking things easy and playing with helps you a lot. Speak with a bold voice to show the confidence, softer your voice you will be perceived as a submissive personality. So be aware.
Talent + Trust + Confidence = Success

Enjoy your interview. Don’t lose confidence.
Failures are the stepping stone to success.
Regards,
Balachandar K.

Tell me about yourself – Redefined


                A question which doesn’t have time limit and framed answer, but plays a major role in an Interview is Tell me about yourself? Candidates are always prepared for this question; I feel that preparation itself puts them in a bad situation when they forget the content.  There are many ways candidates follow to answer the question.  There are several formats which are followed by the job seekers to grab the opportunity.
The formats usually followed by many people out here in the interview is to tell the details about their
          Graduation
          Schooling
          Personal Interest
          Extra- curricular activities
          Interest
          Family
Stand out of the crowd
Mostly this format is followed by many fresh graduates , but I have listened to some who put it differently to grab my attention towards them in the first instance.
They start with what they are and why they love this job and also they add how they are the suitable fit for the job. This format helps in the interviewer to understand about the person effectively. Also helps the interviewee in certain extend. When he shoots outs his/her interest the interviewer ask questions in that area, it’s an advantage of the candidate where he will receive question of their choice.
Eventually it makes the job easy for the interviewer too.
Also when you add the learning’s that you got in the internships or projects that adds more value to your answer.
 I would suggest you to follow a different format while answering the interview questions to bring out the best from you. In all the answers try to relate yourself to the job and job role to impress the interviewer.
If you are following a format of your own you can stand out from the crowd and get through the gates with ease.
Let it be your day!!