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SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEW STRATEGIES
INTERVIEWMost intense `dyadic communication.Dyad 2 persons seeking to exchange information.Helps both the interviewer and the applicant achieve their goals.
TYPES OF INTERVIEWS
JOB INTERVIEWSTo select dynamic people for the organisation.
PROMOTION INTERVIEWSUsed as an additional instrument for assessing the suitability of an employee for a higher post.Less formal
ANNUAL INTERVIEWSUsed to confirm the achievements of the employee and also to point out his strengths and weaknessesMore of discussion, less of Q/Answers
EXIT INTERVIEWSInteract with the employee who has resigned and to get his feedback on the issues that led to his/her resignation.
SUB-CLASSIFICATION OFTYPES OF INTERVIEWS
STRUCTURED / FORMALPrepared qs asked.Used in screening stage.Conducted to gather facts at lower level.Poor measure to assess applicants personal qualities.
OPEN-ENDED/INFORMALEncourage the applicants to express freely.Helps in bringing out an applicants personality.Conducted for middle/top level managers.
GROUP INTERVIEWSSeveral candidates are interviewed together to judge their inter-personal skills.
INDEPTH INTERVIEWBrainstorming interviews.Taken for hiring operational people.
STRESS INTERVIEWPoint blank questions asked.Interviewee criticised for answer/ appearance.Subject to long periods of silence and deliberate interruptions.
BEFORE THE INTERVIEW
Know yourself- skills, accomplishments, interests and personal values.Know your resume- carry 5 copies; know contentsKnow the company information about the genesis, function & development plans of the org.Know the position Job content, role, responsibilities. Prepare with your strongest qualifications.Contd
Contd..Rehearse possible questions.Know the meeting time, place, name of the interviewer; arrive early.Speak with insiders to know about the work culture, ethics, basic salary ranges; DO NOT INTERROGATE!!
Dress formally Men light coloured shirt, deep coloured trousers, polished shoes, a well-shaved face, neat hair, clipped nails. Women Light coloured saree/ corporate suit, min. jewellery, comfortable footwear that dont reveal toes, manicured nails with a very soft nail colour if case may be.Do not wear strong perfume/ cologne.Wait patiently for a call.On being called, dont dash into the room; knock twice on the door & seek permission before entering the interview-chamber.
DURING THE INTERVIEW
Give a +ve first impression; smile and time-wish; Give a warm handshake on being offered.Dont sit down unless asked; however, if a little late, ask for permission to sit down.Dont drag chair, sit straight, composed, comfortable & confident.Show enthusiasm, interest, listen attentively.Never interrupt the speaker, point fingers.Avoid confrontation.Think & organise yr answers; do not think for long; keep answers brief, stay focused and answer honestly
Never ignore any question; a polite `I am sorry, I am not aware would suffice. Look at all the interviewers while answeringIf an interviewer is discouraging your correct answers, dont lose cool; yet answer all the questions without ignoring him/herAsk thoughtful questions about the company/position.Avoid first names, jargons, unfavourable commentsAvoid `know it all attitude.Dont smile throughout, have a sober expression.Thank all while leaving, lift the chair and place it back in its position and dont slam the door.
AFTER THE INTERVIEW
If any specific actions were to be accomplished, do so promptly.Send a prompt thank you note.Record your experience ; learn from the mistakes & improve them .
SURVIVING GROUP EMPLOYMENT INTERVIEWDont try to dominate.Dont be a passive listener.Have the confidence to initiate & conclude the discussion.Do not interrupt abruptly.Use the right tone and pitch, never scream.Dont stare at just one person; address all.
PREPERATIONAnalyse the applicants resume carefully.Focus on core information reqd.Plan basic questions you would like to ask.Be aware of national/state regulations regarding fair employment practices.Omit personal bias
DURING THE INTERVIEWGreet the candidate warmly.Put the candidate at ease; ask about his/her hobbies.Make clear the purpose of the interview.Ask only one question at a time; avoid personal questions.Be patient, allow candidate to become interactive.Do not put the same question to all candidates.Write notes as it will help in evaluation.