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Posted February 25, 2016 by

10 interview guidelines

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Lisa Smith, guest writer

The interview is the most crucial period to secure a career that will better your life. For job seekers going on their very first interviews, the thoughts would sound limitless to end-up a big “YES” from the hiring manager. Impressing the interviewer should be their target within the short amount of time. There are certain things which can turn out pretty well for candidates in professional interactions apart from their resume templates: The way candidates present themselves, the way they align the entire narration, and the way they speak confidently with the hiring manager right from the beginning til the end.

Before starting interview preparation, candidates need to list a few things that will increase the chances of their selection.

1. Body language: Have better control over your body. Don’t keep pursed lips and give eyebrow gestures.

2. Greet the interviewer: Utilize the opportunity to express friendly greetings to the interviewer after entering into his/her office.

3. Excel in self introduction: Plan how to introduce yourself to the interviewer with no space for fog horns. Ensure interconnectivity for every preceding sentence.

4. Be thorough with the job role: Be aware of the job roles and responsibilities before the interview. Depending upon an employer’s requirement, prepare the desired skills and highlight the same in an interview.

5. Short & sweet conversation: Make your answers brief rather than detailing every minor thing.

6. Limit personal information: If needed, outline your personal information, but don’t prolong this as a main part of the conversation.

7. Be frank: Never try to answer the question in an untruthful way. If you know the answer, say it.

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8. Have an answer for every query: Be prepared to ace the 5 W’s and 1 H (who, what, when, where, why, and how) questions in an interview because every organization needs consistent candidates to serve with them in the long run.

9. Speak fluently: Avoid grammatical mistakes. Never let the nervousness get recognized in your voice. Job candidates’ voices can decide how confident they are with their skills.

10. After completion of the interview: Few interviewers may ask candidates’ expectations from their end. At this moment, be very polite to convey your views in a professional manner. “Career growth” could be among the best answers to date.
Finally, job candidates should be themselves to answer every question without sensing a nudge.

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Lisa Smith is a designer by profession but has a love for creativity and also enjoys writing articles for almost all topics. Career, web, social media and self-improvement are her favorite topics. Apart from this, she is also a great animal lover and loves to volunteer for a few rescue centers.

Posted August 18, 2015 by

Four things to do after your job interview

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Job applicant having interview. Handshake while job interviewing. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Getting to the interview stage of your job application is an achievement on its own. In today’s competitive world, everything does not come the easy way and same goes for the job. Especially during the number crunching economic times, it is terrifyingly difficult to find a decent white collar job. This is why an interview chance is one of the best opportunities you can grab, more so if you are a fresh graduate looking to find a good job. When you reach to the interview stage, there are several things you must do the right way if you wish to have any solid chance of consideration after the interview session. (more…)

Posted August 13, 2015 by

10 tips to successfully handle your telephonic interview

Hasibuddin Ahmed

Hasibuddin Ahmed

It might be a shocking revelation but do you know that more than 50% of the total applicants for a job get rejected over the phone. Yeah, that is a lot of numbers for just a simple phone call, one may think. But that’s where most of the applicants go wrong, deeming it as a simple phone call. It is the starting of your life’s most important journey if you are a fresh graduate looking for a job. Instead of going on a job application frenzy all over the top job sites available, here are some tips you should keep in mind once you get a chance for an interview call. (more…)

Posted February 20, 2015 by

Interview Skills: The Answers Recruiters Want to Hear

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Young female applicant during job interview. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Why do you want to work here?

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Whether you come from a career technical institute or whether you hold a college degree, these standard interview questions can be tough to answer. And though you may have heard them before, perhaps you’re not sure how to answer or why an interviewer asks them.

So here are a few tips and tricks to correctly answering a recruiter’s questions. (more…)

Posted January 05, 2015 by

4 questions asked in every interview along with their answers!

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Recruiter checking the candidate during job interview at office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

While interviewing for a job, you have to be composed and calm and give the best answers even when you are sweating! The interviewer, most probably a panel of interviewers, will be judging your every word and your every move to analyze your abilities and skills. So, you should go fully prepared to provide effective answers in the first go! Here, we have compiled a list of 4 questions, which every interviewer will ask, despite the nature of the job. Read ahead and get yourself acquainted with the answers beforehand! (more…)

Posted November 17, 2014 by

How to Effectively Interview with Senior Executives

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement Recruiting

Everyone thrives to have more influence at work. They want to become leaders, do something great with the career they are given and be better liked by those around them. Additionally, power translates into more money.

However, prior to obtaining an executive level position, you’ll notice that it’s imperative that you learn to interview with senior management. Despite the task seeming highly intimidating on the surface, effective C-level interviewing can be executed at any age. (more…)

Posted October 16, 2014 by

Nervous About Networking? Effective Tips to Come Out of Your Shell

For many of us, going up to a stranger and starting a conversation can be intimidating. We don’t want to say or do anything to embarrass ourselves when meeting someone new. Remember, you only get one chance to make a first impression. So, what can you do if you are nervous about networking? Here are some tips to help you come out of your shell. (more…)

Posted September 19, 2014 by

35 Helpful HTML & HTML5 Interview Questions and Answers

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HTML icon. Internet button on white background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you are interviewing for a job about HTML and HTML5, the following post has interview questions and answers to help you prepare.

Whether you’ve studied HTML, HTML5, or other web development languages via college courses, online courses, boot camps, or self-study, there will come a time when you need to get a job and the gateway between you and gainful employment is the interview process. If you’ve started your own website or are a freelancer, you can count yourself among the lucky few because everyone else has to go through the dreaded interview process. While it seems daunting, you can still sail through your interview effortlessly and land that job–or at least the second interview–with some clever preparation. (more…)

Posted September 10, 2014 by

Interviewing for an Entry Level Job? Ask Your Interviewer These 5 Questions

When interviewing for an entry level job, a candidate should consider asking these five questions in the following post.

Some of the best advice ever shared among job seekers: when in a job interview, interview the employer right back. After all, you’re the one who is potentially going to fill this position. You need to know if this job at this company is a good fit for you, right?

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Posted September 09, 2014 by

College Students, Building a Personal Brand as You Search for Jobs? Your A-Z Guide for Success

College students searching for jobs who need some help building a personal brand can find an A to Z guide from an infographic in the following post.

Five years ago, almost no one talked about personal branding. Today, you apparently can’t build a career without a first building a brand of your own. But how do you get started? What makes for a solid personal brand? And exactly how do you a build a brand that leads to an impeccable

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