Category: Interview Tips


Experienced Resume – How to write it?


As a fresh college graduate its easy to write a resume and even if you make mistakes in your resume it doesn’t matter. An experienced person should always aim for an impeccable resume. Experienced resume varies highly when compared to the fresher resume. While writing an experienced resume you need start a fresh rather than scratching your earlier resume (i.e: your own fresher resume). One has to carefully choose what is required to be mentioned in the resume when they get experienced. Let’s see one by one.

Objective: Since you got a good amount of experience in the field, a plain statement will not help you out. Your objective should state what kind of position you are exactly looking for and obviously it should be related to the job that you are doing now. In case if you are completely changing you job role or industry itself, you need a different objective that need not to match your present job. Continue reading

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The Right Way to Answer “What’s Your Greatest Weakness?”



Stanford Graduate School of Business is one of the top ranked college to pursue MBA. To get to know what is happening in Stanford I have subscribed to their YouTube Channel. Last week there was an update, when I went through it I found talks on communication and resume preparation. Since those are my interest areas, I listened to them and I felt it need to be shared to many. This video is on resume preparation.

This video is a copyright material of Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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First Impression in Interviews


“First Impression is the best impression” is a well know quote to everyone around the globe. When we attend any training to equip ourselves to ace interviews, the trainer will say your first impression plays a major in the selection process. And you know there needs to be a good first impression, but you don’t know what it is all about and why is it so important. This article will let you know the reason behind the saying .

First impression is created by the way you act in the interview in the first 5 – 20 seconds time. In the first instance whether you are showing a broad smile, making eye contact with the interviewer, the words that you use to describe you, and of course your dressing sense is vital in impressing the interviewer.  Continue reading

10 Unnoticed grave mistakes in your resume


Resume the first face of yours, for any job interview it’s highly noticed than you. In Indian Scenario, recruiters in companies keenly look into your resume rather than recruiters in a consultancy. In case of US it’s completely different because your resume was keenly looked even by the recruiter in a consultancy. So in any case your resume plays a major role in getting a job interview or the job itself. The two pages summary about you play a key role in your interview. Question will asked based on the information given in your resume, hence framing a perfect resume is a must. I have seen people working on the resume for a long time, but they haven’t done it to perfection. I am just listing out the mistakes that’s commonly done while framing a resume.

1) Spelling and Grammatical errors is the first thing noticed in resumes. Remember you are doing your resume in Microsoft Word, it’s already supported by Spell and Grammar check option. Just press F9 and you document errors will be clearly pointed out in red.

2) Alignment is the next thing people don’t look into. Many resumes have very bad alignment that immediately shows the poor appearance of the resume. High content with poor alignment is so bad when we consider Less content with perfect alignment.

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Study before your interview


Interviews are assessing your capability to check whether you will fit for the that job you have opted. Interviewee is always getting confused what to study and what not to study before an interview. To be frank, there are no rules set for any interviewer to ask systematic questions. As an interviewer they are going to study about you, you as a candidate need to prove that you are fit for the job. Interviewee should study few things before they attend any interview. Even though you have experience you need to study even though you have confidence about you. The questions that are posted in many interview tips blog or website will talk mostly on the ways that you can answer the most expected questions, but to answer it you must do some ground work that is what we are going to see today. I would suggest you to do this at least before a month or minimum of two week before you attend an interview.

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Non verbal mistakes in an Interview.


 

This picture is roaming in Facebook, here they found many non verbal movements that help interviewers to evaluate a candidates. Also they have pointed out the common non verbal mistakes that we do during an interview. Take a note of it, then have a note while you enter into the interview hall. Hope this will help you out 🙂

Interview tips from Sherly Sandberg speech


I don’t know what happened during the interview I have answered the questions very well, but I didn’t get through. If your mind is reciting these words. There is something you need to ponder upon. Yes the world is changing as it changes the requirements of the companies varies. You job role nowadays are getting into a narrow path, understand there are three to four employers in MNC’s working only for releasing offer letters. In this case, companies is seeking for “Doers” not “Learners”.

Don’t just be happy after framing a right resume, resume is just a gateway. Whatever you have mentioned is just giving you an edge to get a seat in the reception not in the office. So what is highly required to get the office seat.Let’s learn lesson from Sherly Sandberg, COO, Facebook. She gave a wonderful speech at Harvard Business School yesterday. Sherly told HBS 2012 batch students to build skills instead of building their resume. Continue reading

Impress your interviewer


    Career_LadderAll the interviews happening around the world have only one goal from the candidate point of view. He/She just want to impress the interviewer so that they will fetch a job in the company. Even if the company is putting you into number of interview, your duty as a candidate is to get through that round by impressing you interviewer. If you are impressing your interviewer that should not explicitly exposed. They can easily identify you if you are trying to do so. So where does it start, is that only in the board room that your interview is schedule. No, there are many other places where candidates need to concentrate on to get the interviewers’ attention. Interviewers consider lot of cues while selecting a candidate. One should know where it starts and how it should be done. I hope this post can help you in getting an idea on how to impress the interview.

Turn the interview to your side


Interview are the most complicated one in anyone’s life as a fresh graduate. There will be around one or many person asking you a lot of general as well as theoretical question to test your knowledge. We don’t know how to tackle those people while they ask questions, but you can easily turn the interview to your side. To turn interview to your side you will have follow these two simple tips.Framing your resume correctly:-
Resume gives information about you before you enter into the interview hall. Framing the right resume with your areas of interest and projecting those key areas of your interest will certainly help in restricting the question. It’s also your responsibility not to overload your resume with lot of information that will also be deleterious, they might bombard you will very tough questions. If you have already given explanations in your resume then the interview will think you know more than this, then he/she will ask tough questions. So take time to give the right basic information.There is a check here, when you give information about your areas of interest, you will have to be very clear about your interest area. Example:- If your areas of interest is C, C++ then you should know the latest updates in those languages and how it’s been practically used.

Answering “Tell me about yourself”:-
              90% of the interview starts with this question, it can be in some other forms like, “Run through your resume”, ” Introduce yourself”, etc etc. This is the first question helping you to take an advantage of the interview. Rightly pitching for this question makes the interviewer to ask further question in your areas of interest. When you are going to finish the answer speak more on your interest areas, then the next question will be from your areas of interest (99% sure).

When an interviewer starts to question you, he will start with asking an introduction about you and then the following questions will be from your resume or from your answers. Your answers will lead them to ask more questions. One need to know this concept then you can easily tackle any interview. All the best 🙂