3. A job interview is a process in which a potential employee is
evaluated by an employer, the employer hopes to determine
weather or not the applicant is suitable for the job.
An interview is a conversation between two or more people
where questions are asked by the interviewer to elicit facts or
statements from the interviewee.
4. Tell me about your previous Interviews
Was it successful?
How long did it go for?
What impression did you make?
What questions were asked?
What were your answers?
How did you think you went?
Any areas for improvement?
5. Rehearsing for interview.
Research the company.
Share example of achievements.
Assemble relevant information before hand.
Check yourself in a full-length mirror before the interview.
7. Behavioral Interview: A common type of job interview in the modern
workplace is the behavioral interview also called a competency-based
interview. This type of interview is based on the notion that a job
candidate's previous behaviors are the best indicators of future
In behavioral interviews, the interviewer asks candidates to recall specific
instances where they were faced with a set of circumstances, and how they
Telephone Interview: Telephone Interviews take place if a recruiter
wishes to dwindle down the number of prospective candidates before
deciding on a shortlist for face to face interviews.
They also take place if a job applicant is a significant distance away from
the premises of the hiring company such as abroad or in another state.
Technical Interview: This kind of interview focuses on problem solving
and creativity. The questions aim at your problem-solving skills and likely
show your ability and creativity.
Sometimes these interviews will be on a computer module with multiple-
8. Stress Interview: Stress interviews are still in common use. One type of
stress interview is where the employer uses a succession of interviewers
whose mission is to intimidate the candidate and keep him/her off-balance.
The ostensible purpose of this interview is to find out how the candidate
handles stress. Stress interviews might involve testing an applicant's
behavior in a busy environment. Questions about handling work overload,
dealing with multiple projects, and handling conflict are typical.
Panel Interview: These interviews involve a number of people sitting as
a panel with one as chairperson.
This type of interview is popular within the public sector.
Group Interview: Several candidates are present at this type of interview.
You will be asked to interact with each other by usually a group
You might even be given a task to do as a team, so make sure you speak
up and give your opinion.
9. Making an Impression: Though the candidate's resume, cover letter and
job application give interviewers an overview of her background and
skills, the interview may be the best chance the candidate has to make a
Exchanging Information: The job interview serves as a two-way street
for the exchange of information. The interviewer has the opportunity to
learn more about the candidate's background and can also impart more in-
depth information about the company and the various duties the job
Narrowing the field: In situations where companies receive a heavy
volume of applicants for a job opening, interviews are a valuable tool for
narrowing the field. In particular, a round of preliminary interviews helps
the company to weed out unsuitable candidates so it can then pay closer
attention to the "cream of the crop" in subsequent interviews.
10. A crisp business suit and tie with formal
shoes for men and business suit with either
skirt or pants for women is recommended.
Navy blue is always a good choice as it is
business like and conservative.
Wear clothes that are comfortable so you
are concentrating on what is being asked of
Both women and men should go light on
the fragrance and aftershave.
As a general rule, take extra care with your
appearance for a job interview. Make sure
your clothes are clean and ironed.
11. Body language is a form of non-verbal communication, consisting of body
pose, gestures, and eye movements.
Body language may provide cues as to the attitude or state of mind of a
person. So you should be good in following things during interview
Good Eye Contact
Open Body Language
Don’t be too erect
Make sure your eyes sparkle
Accept an offer for a glass of water
Practice your handshake
12. As the interviewee, the main purpose of interview are:
› Communicate information about yourself, your experience and your abilities.
› Seek further information about the position and the organization.
› Evaluate the match between your needs and what the job offers.
The main purpose of interview for the interviewer are to gather information
about the candidates:
› Interview preparation
› Communication skills
› Leadership potential and teamwork
› Clear and realistic career goals
› Self awareness
› Motivation and success potential
› Work ethic
13. A presentation is the process of
communicating a topic to an
audience. It is typically a
lecture or speech meant to
inform, persuade, inspire,
motivate, or to build good will or
to present a new idea or product.
It utilizes some visual aid.
It is generally a PowerPoint file
containing all the slides for a
15. Strategy – formulate a strategy for the specific audience.
Structure – develop a flexible and flowing structure.
Presentation Style – how you present is as important as what
Handling Questions – confident and informed responses to
questions and challenges.
16. To transfer information
To communicate views
To influence another mind Emphasis is not on transmission
but on reception and understanding by audience so that
YOUR MESSAGE IS UNDERSTOOD,
REMEMBERED AND ACTED UPON!
17. Precise use of language
Knowledge of subject matter
Logical & organized thought process
Clarity of speech
Attractive & effective audio – visual aids
Empathy towards the audience
18. Preparation is the most important part of a successful
Presentation preparation can be broken down into following
› The objective
› The subject
› The audience
› The place
› Time of day
› Length of talk
19. Irrespective of whether the occasion is formal & informal
always aim to give a clear, well structured delivery.
Organizing the presentation material may include:
› Blue sky thinking (the ideas)
› Selecting the main points
› Deciding whether to illustrate
› Introduction and conclusion
20. THE BEGINNING:
The five elements are:
› Get their attention
› Establish a theme
› Present a structure
› Create a rapport
› Enunciate administrative details
› Summary of the main points
› Conclusions & recommendation
› Finish with a flourish
Reinforcement of the verbal message:
› SLIDE SHOW
› VIDEO PRESENTATION
› ROLE PLAY
21. BELIEVING IN YOUR SELF
ENHANCING BODY IMAGE
IMPROVING YOUR VOICE
22. Controlling nerves:
› List the factors that make you nervous.
› Smile when it feels natural.
› Get a good night’s sleep & Follow the same routine.
› Use nervous energy to enhance your speech.
› Take a deep breath, relax, smile & start speaking slowly.
› Begin confidently & Pace the presentation.
› Use correct body language & correct eye contact.
› Adapt your gestures to the size of the audience
› Develop your own style & Limit your speech time.
› Do not leave visual aids on too long
› Do not rush as if you’re in hurry.
› Close with a strong summary
› Use alliteration to make an impact & Pause between summary & Q-ans session
23. 1. Judging the mood:
• Assess the mood
• Involve the audience
• Look for signals.
• Spot negativity.
• Look out for signs of interest.
• Reading gestures.
2. Dealing with questions:
• Appear confident & Stay in control
• Handling questioners & Analyzing questions.
• Gaining time
• Dealing with hidden agenda
• Being honest with the audience
24. Interview: We should understand about the interview process, assemble
and consider previous interview experience. We should research about the
company & rehearse answers before the interview. We should dress
professionally and arrive on time. We should assess the competition and
Prepare for Behavioral Interview questions to describe the situation, the
tasks, the actions taken and the result achieved. We should Maintain good
eye contact, Smile and Listen carefully to the interviewers questions. Keep
all answers positive. Deliver a firm Handshake and smile at the end of the
interview to have a great impact.
Presentation: We should prepare early and shouldn’t wait for until the
last days to prepare. We should think about the audience and be clear
about your purpose and use an effective introduction and organize
presentation clearly and simply. We should check the physical
environment in advance and use body language effectively. We should
create an effective conclusion for presentation.