Facing an interview
What is an interview ?
An interview is an interaction or interpersonal communication between two persons or between one person and a small group. It involves speaking and listening. It is to accomplish a task.
What are the different types of interviews ?
- Job interview
- Admission interview
- Counselling interview
- Disciplinary interview
- Personal appraisal interview
It is a formal affair. The candidates are selected on the basis of their marks. The decision to admit them is already taken. So, this interview is just a simple interaction.
Performance appraisal interview
It is held to assess the performance of an employee in a Company, at the time of his promotion.
It is conducted for employees and students, to find ut their personal problems.
It is conducted for employers and students who misbehave. It is like a warning to them.
It is conducted to find out the suitability of a candidate for a particular job. The job applicants are screened for the interview, according to the number of vacancies. To clear this interview successfully, a candidate has to follow these steps.
- He has to collect information about the organisation
- He has to find out the nature of the job
- He has to refresh his knowledge to reading
An interview is not just a question-answer session. The interviewer wants to find out the,
- Communication skills
- Leadership qualities
- Knowledge of the subject
- Loyalty and
- Dedication of the candidate
How to appear for an interview ?
At the time of the interview, the interviewer must keep certain points in mind and act accordingly.
- Be punctual. Report at the venue of the interview half an hour before the given time.
- If your late, try to inform the concerned office.
- Be polite to everyone you meet before and after the interviews.
- Be smart and pleasant in appearance.
- Be well dressed and well groomed. Your clothes must look neither too casual nor conspicuously formal.
- Your dress must be clean and ironed.
- Your footwear should feel comfortable and be polished.
- Women interviewers should wear minimum jewellery.
- While entering room, avoid stooping shouklders and rounded neck.
- Walk into the room with your back straight and maintain the posture while sitting down.
- Once entering greet all with a smile.
- Thank hem for offering a seat for you to sit.
- Maintain the eye contact and smile till the interview gets over.
- Never show your tiredness nor fear nor anger nor dissatisfaction on your face.
- Be cheerful and confident.
- Don't lose your temper when the interviewers question irritates you.
- Be attentive. Be in tune with the interviewer's needs and wants.
- Do not put your hands in your pocket.
- Be enthusiastic.