Any Job Interview Tips?
March 30, 2010 12:12am CST
Hi guys, I'm off to my first job interview. It's a call center/BPO company. I'm nervous and at the same time excited. Any tips you can give me?
30 Mar 10
Hello, The first thing that matters is how confident you are. Now, if you long too much for this job that will certainly not make you look confident. Don't try hard to please your interviewer. That will indirectly suggest your lack of confidence. Rudeness and assertions are two different things. You can assert yourself quite politely and gently. Only when a man relies on his force to prove something, he gets indignant and rude. You should rely more on your reasons. Be sensible. Don't even suggest that you don't care or you don't have an opinion for something. Indifference is hardly appreciated in a job interview. Don't even think about highlight your negative sides. Even when asked about your negative sides, say something that is actually your positive side. Don't say that you can't do something. Rather say that I can do anything and everything. Even if you don't know something, you should insist that you can learn it in no time. When asked about yourself don't babble about something that is already given in your resume. Say something that is not mentioned there. Before going into the board room, you should make yourself understand that this job interview is not the final act in your story. This is important but not absolutely indispensable. If you fail to get this job, that will be for good reason too and it will be because there are better opportunities to be come in future. Moreover, have faith in God. Good luck. God bless you
30 Mar 10
No, if asked about your weakness, you will point out something which, though apparently bad, but actually denotes a good thing. Suppose you have perseverance, that is, you stick to your job until it is done and sometimes you also forget everything else and totally immerse yourself in the job. Now, this is bad (you say, as people may call you unsocial and self-centered). But what you are actually saying is that, you have a good point, a highly recommendable trait that can be used by any organization for their gain. This is very tricky.
30 Mar 10
If you go to any job boards on line, they will have some interview tips. And some interview questions. It would help to take note of these questions and prepare answers for each. And practice answering these questions, so it would sound sincere, and you wouldn't sound desperate. Examples of these questions are as follows, your greatest strengths, your weaknesses, where do you see yourself in 5 years, etc.
31 Mar 10
basically they would be asking you these questions: 1) describe about yourself in brief (background, interests, etc.) 2) why should i hire you? or how are you going to help our company? 3) what do you see yourself in 1 year, 3 years, 5 years time? 4) tell me about your strengths/weaknesses 5) how much do you know about our company? 6) why do you apply in our company? 7) how do you cope with stress? and much more... tips to answer those questions: 1) say something interesting about your life (if they keep on asking into it, you stand a better chance, as they are interested in your person, rather than just a worker) 2) show that you are very serious and motivated for a success with the company 3) say something like assistant manager in the next 3 years, manager in the next 5 years, or anything similar 4) describe more strengths than weaknesses (how to answer weaknesses are as described above in the other respondent's advice) 5) study about their company background and how they performed in the past years (at least read a little) 6) tells that their performance in the past years makes you believe that they are the right company for a success 7) you know yourself better all the best to you!