Interview Tips

Telephonic Interview

Telephonic interview has come out as a powerful way to conduct the initial screening of candidates has been most preferred way of taking initial interview round for hiring companies these days. This helps the hiring companies to save time and travelling cost offered to candidates for all outstation candidates applying for the positions as well as for landed helping hands working professional, who cannot take time out from busy schedule to attain interviews. However, telecon Round has its own challenges, neither you can see interviewer not interviewer can notice or ready your jesters. So, you have to be very cautious during your Telecon Interview. Here are some tips that you one should follow during Telecon interview.

Attend call in quiet place: first and most important part of Telephonic interview is that, one need to make sure that He/She attend the call in peaceful place. Chaos and noisy place would divert your focus and Moreover, even the interviewer would find difficulty in communicating things clearly which may lead on miss communication on both ends.

Listen carefully: There are high chances that either of one can miss out or unable to gauge complete conversation on telephone. During interview session this can lead to miss communication and might your conversation ends in unpleasant way. So, be active & listen conversation carefully.

Be soft spoken and avoid pause: one need soft spoke in telephonic round of interview, as your reactions and your gesture is not notice by the interviewer on call and these may lead to hampering your image. Other thing one must keep in mind is that, too long pause and fillers make the interviewer doubt your knowledge and confidence. So, never pause for too long, if you require time to think about something, state it up front.

Be Ready: One need to make sure that whatever is the requirement in the telecom interview session is close by to you. Keep all documents and files nearby and in organised manner so that you can refer them quickly. Keep you cellphone available on at the time of interview by not attending any call at required time. Do charge you cellphone beforehand so that the call does not get disconnected during the interview.

Your performance on a telephonic interview decides whether your candidature will be taken forward or not. Remember, telephonic interviews are just screening interviews and there is a lot to look forward to. Be confident and see how the doors of opportunities open up for you.


Personal Interview

Technology has advanced and so are the techniques, but Personal round of interview is most preferred by the interviewers over telephonic and Video Conference interviews. Personal round of interview  is the deciding factor of an interviewees career with the company. Personal Round of interview is to check the individuals Confidence, Thinking capacity, Goal Clarity, Thirst for achievement, knowledge and personality Traits. what are things one should not do in PI round?

Being late: Coming late can be excused at sometime, it’s often a deal-breaker in a job interview. Hiring managers presume that you are on your best behaviour at interview, so if you aren’t on time for the interview, interviewer will believe that you are not a right choice.

unkind remarks on current employer: As easy to explain that you left your last job b’coz your boss was harassing or things was not professional in your previous company, interpreting such remarks may end up reflecting on your personality traits. Interviewers are noticing you that what one should know is and isn’t appropriate to say in business situations.

Be prepared: Whatever you claim in your resume about your achievements, you should be prepare yourself with examples that illustrate why you did excel at the job, If you unable to do so than there are high chances that interviewer may take your claims in resume as false.

Inappropriate Gags: Interviewers will always notice you on what kind of judgement you have. No matter how friendly your interviewer might seem, but inappropriate gags or off-color jokes or language have no place in a job interview.

Not asking any questions: It is one of the biggest sin, interviewer always look for candidates who are excited to grab the opportunity, interested in details of job, the department in which you’ll be working, the supervisor’s management style, and the culture of the organization. Not asking questions shows either you are not interested or you are not well prepared for the interview position.

Sounding Arrogant: Interviewers are human and want to work with pleasant people. If you’re unfriendly, arrogant, or rude, it won’t matter how qualified you are; interviewers won’t want to hire you as No one wants to hire someone who seems angry or resentful. So be calm and show genuine interest in conversation with interviewer.


Salary Negotiation

Salary Negotiation is final and most important aspect of the interview. Candidates are usually not aware about face that all most all the interviewer has the power to negotiate a higher salary. Though one must be prepared in the final discussion. Below are some of the most wining techniques in salary negotiation.

Stand Apart: If you wish to make a thousand bucks, than one most look like a thousand bucks. Get well prepared, well dressed in the interviewer it makes you confident and worth paying your candidature for an employer.

Be Educated about market: Don’t get into negotiations without being educated upon the fair market value of your position. Find out what other companies are paying for this job, it will help you to determine appropriate negotiating steps to take.

Be Patient: Don’t rush into salary negotiations. Be patient and hold out on discussions until after the job has been securely offered to you. If you are required to provide an expected salary, be vague and offer a range or state that the amount is conditional upon the job specifics. Whatever you do, don’t pinpoint your salary goal while others are still in the candidate pool. Wait for the employer to give you a starting number to begin negotiations. Generally the person hiring will leave room for a 10% to 12% increase from the starting point depending upon the candidates specific qualifications. So wait for the employers number, then go from there.

Know what you’ve got: Try to understand what edge you have over other candidates or the employees within companies, try to find your USP to put forward during the interview negotiation session. Set yourself  apart, and make your interviewer pay you top margin.

Stay focused: While negotiating with interviewer, concentrate on evidence which may reveal values and qualities, they would look in an employee. This can help you to decide which of your qualities to highlight in discussion.

You are desirable: Interview is all about selling yourself, your skills, your techniques and expertise. The interviewer clearly wants you or they would not be offering you the job. Adopt the right attitude and there is no harm in letting your employer know that you are worth paying extra.