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Helpful tips for Candidates


1. Steps to Making Sure You Land That Job Interview

    Make Sure Your Profile Fits the Job Requirement
    Tailor Your Resume to the Job Description
    Give Your Resume a Creative, Descriptive Title
    Do Some Research on the Hiring Manager
    Do Not Let More Than 2 Days Pass Before You Send in Your Application

2. Must to Have In Resume

   Fits in 1-2 pages
   Clear and easy to read
   Roles and responsibilities
   Work experience
   Skills
   Results and achievements
   Fill the gaps
   Well formatted, rename and save as .pdf file

3. Best Resume

   Matched to the job description
   Focus on your achievements
   Well-structured highlighting the results
   Format and Proof read

4. Writing Great Cover Letter

  Show your research about the company
  Prove that you have interest in companies goal
  Proof read for grammar and textual content
  Don’t repeat your resume
  Research the hiring manager’s name or address nobody
  Keep it short
  Never use phrases like My name is_______.Applying  for ___

5. Best Telephonic Interview

Prepare well  Sit and dress  like an interview process face to face.
Recruiters can listen your smile and confidence While you speak
clear, concise and succinctly.
Use a good cellphone and be in quiet and personal area Be a good listener and speaker.
Keep notes ready. Ask about further process of interview and next follow up.

5. Company Research

Resume is generally a token to enter into an interview process, you are almost there and now it’s you’re your preparation which can land you your dream job. So let’s begin!!
The key to success beyond traditional knowledge of business attire and a firm handshake, we RESEARCH Try to research more about the company, everyone has gone through its websites; go beyond it by looking into published quarterly reports. If it’s a startup they would definitely have a blog. It shows you’ve done your homework and give answers rooted in data.

6. Maintain Your Online Presence In A Professional Manner

Nowadays, 91% of employers search your social media for any red flags.You have to see that you looks professional on Linkedln, Facebook or networking site you are  using.
If  there are several good quality candidates all competing for the same position, an employer will be actively  seeking ways to filter down their  selection, the most obvious choice to  find the behavior  about the  candidate is peeping into your activity at social media.

7. Use Google Alerts

Keeping up with company news is hard, especially if you’re interviewing with multiple places at once.That’s why Google Alerts is a savior; it’s a tool that emails you anytime a new story appears for a specific term.That way, you learn about current events without searching for them.

8. Video Interview Tip

Ensure that your online system is ready to go – that the internet is working, the sound is right, passwords are set up. This includes video and audio tests that are easy to run. Look directly onto the camera direction, like an eye to eye contact. Have a clean, dedicated, professional appearing work area especially true for the candidate. Keep interview attire. Be aware of your body language – consider the video interview equivalent to personal interview process.

9. Great LinkedIn Profile

List every job
List about every position
Complete the specialties section
Edit your sub-header
Build a strong network of connection
Make a personalized URL
Make your profile public
Get recommended
Go for networking and don’t ask directly for job
Most importantly stay active

10. Types of Interview and how to nail them
         
There are many types of interview styles, and you should be aware of each before putting yourself out there Before ending the conversation with the interview scheduler (whether by phone or email), try to gather information about the interview itself You should ask with whom you will be interviewing and if you’ll be meeting with them separately or as a group. Also ask if you will be expected to take tests or prepare a presentation.
Knowing what’s to come will allow you to mentally prepare Interviewing methods differ greatly depending on the industry to which you’re applying, the company and even the position within the company. The interviewers may focus on one style or engage you in a combination of several interview types. The best thing you can do to prepare is to understand each kind and its intention from the interviewer's perspective.

  • Situational Interviews
  • Behavior Description Interviews
  • Unstructured Interview
  • Panel Interviews


11. Sample Interview Questions

Tell me about yourself.
What are your long-range and short-range career goals and objectives, and how are you preparing to achieve them?
Why did you choose your career?
What do you consider to be your greatest strengths? Weaknesses?
How would you describe yourself?
How would a friend or professor describe you?
How has your college experience prepared you for your career?
Why should I hire you?
How do you determine or evaluate success?
In what ways do you think you can make a contribution to our company?
Describe a situation when you had to use your creativity to the fullest to complete a project.
Describe your most rewarding college experience.
If you were hiring for this position, what qualities would you look for?
What led you to choose you field or major?
What have you learned from participation in extracurricular activities?
How do you work under pressure?
Describe the ideal job.
Why did you decide to seek a position with this organization and what do you know about us?
What major problem have you encountered and how did you deal with it?
Give me an example of how you convinced your supervisor to assign you to a project.
What are your salary expectations?
How does your job fit in to your department and company?
What do you enjoy about this industry?
Give an example of when you have worked under pressure.
What kinds of people do you like working with?
Give me an example of when your work was criticized.
Give me an example of when you have felt anger at Work.
How did you cope and did you still perform a good job?
What kind of people do you find it difficult to work with?
Give me an example of when you have had to face a conflict of interest at work.
Tell me about the last time you disagreed with your boss.
Give me an example of when you haven't got on with others.
Do you prefer to work alone or in a group? Why?
This organization is very different to your current employer how do you think you are going to fit in?
What are you looking for in a company?
How do you measure your own performance?
What kind of pressures have you encountered at work?
Are you a self-starter? Give me examples to demonstrate this?
What changes in the workplace have caused you difficulty and why?
How do you feel about working long hours and/or weekends?
Give me an example of when you have been out of your depth.
What have you failed to achieve to date?
What can you bring to this organization?