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This session was conducted to the students of GEMS ITI who were passing out of the institute. This was conducted on 8th May 2009


  • 1. For GEMS ITI students 8 thMay 2009, Karwandiya

2. 3. 4.

  • My Technical skills & Generic skills
  • My strong points and weak points
  • My short term and long term goals
  • What can I offer this particular employer?
  • What do I like doing?


  • Skills & duties required
  • Job description
  • Meet people working in the FIELD
  • FUTURE trends Is technology changing the JOB?

Advertisement / HR 6.

  • How big is it?
  • What are its products and who does it serve?
  • What is its history?
  • Have there been any recent changes, new developments?


  • Long-sleeved shirt and dark slacks
  • Tuck in the shirt and do not roll up the sleeves
  • Ties- small dots, diagonal stripes & small repeating shapes are all acceptable


  • Belts- Those with smaller buckles with squared lines look more professional
  • Socks Black, blue or gray. Never white! Sock length-no skin should show when you sit down or cross your legs
  • Shoes- Black or burgundy leather shoes with laces on them


  • Hair- Keep neat & short. And shave off all those facial hair
  • Jewellery Only watches. No chains! No bracelets!


  • 1. Education
  • 2. Experience
  • 3. Stability
  • 4. Initiative
  • 5. General Ability
  • 6. Interpersonal Skills
  • 7. Confidence
  • 8. Aptitude
  • 9. Pleasant Looks


  • Don't overcrowd your resume; allow for plenty of white space.
  • Keep your resume to one page whenever possible.
  • Use a font that is easy to read. Times Roman works well.
  • Your name, address, and phone number should appear on your resume, preferably at the top of the page.
  • Print your resume on white paper using a good-quality printer.
  • Print on one side of the paper only.
  • Avoid spelling mistakes Proof read


  • The duties you currently perform should be in present tense
  • Duties you may have performed at past jobs should be in past tense
  • When expressing numbers, write out all numbers between one and nine (i.e., one, five, seven), but use numerals for all numbers 10 and above (i.e., 10, 25, 108)
  • Consistent Date formats (i.e.08/05/09 or 8 May, 2009, or 08.05.09)
  • References Who knows you very well. Phone number and e-mail ID of the reference
  • Skills & Experiences Be Honest! No exaggerations or false reports!


  • Contact Information :
  • 1. Full name
  • 2. Campus and permanent addresses
  • 3. Telephone numbers
  • 4. Email address
  • Objective :Short specific statement that includes position, industry, and/or relevant skills
  • Summary of Qualifications :" A proven track record of completing difficult projects on schedule . ..
  • Education :List most recent degree first.
  • 1. Name of institution, city and state
  • 2. Degree, major and year awarded
  • Skills :Mention all your field related skills which makes your resume outstanding.
  • Experience :List the most recent first.
  • Job title
  • Employer name and location (city and state)
  • Dates of employment
  • Active description of your responsibilities and accomplishments
  • Activities :Campus and community activities.
  • References:Write the name, position & contact information of your references.


  • Directive Questions-"What skills do you have that relate to this position?"(Focused answer)
  • Non-Directive Questions -"Tell me about yourself."(your education, related experience, skills and abilities, and personal attributes)
  • Scenario Questions- to test your problem-solving abilities
  • Behavioral Questions-"Give me an example of a work situation in which you were proud of your performance."(Relate & answer to the position)

15. 16.

  • Be a good listener. Dont look around & ask the interviewer to repeat the question.
  • When you answer a question, look the interviewer in the eye.
  • Control your nervous habits. Don't swing your foot, talk with your hands, or fiddle with rings, buttons, pens, etc.
  • Try not to appear bored or anxious. Don't look at your watch.


  • Avoid closed postures. Sit upright, but not stiffly.
  • Try to find a comfortable position as that will make you feel more relaxed.
  • Dont lean on the table.


  • Thank the interviewer for his time and consideration.
  • Ask when you can expect to hear from him.
  • If it is not known when a decision will be reached, ask if you can phone in a week's time to inquire about the progress.
  • If the interviewer offers his hand, shake it firmly. Otherwise, it is fine to offer yours first.


  • The horse is made ready for the DAY of BATTLE,
  • But VICTORY comes from the LORD.
  • Proverbs 21:31