10 Interview Tips
1. BE ON TIME!
2. Maintain eye contact with the person or people who are interviewing you.
3. Be positive, avoid negatives. Don’t talk-down your past employers or coworkers.
4. Try to connect your responses to the company you are interviewing with. Use stories that are relevant to your desired position.
5. Silence your cell phone. Double check just before the interview. It’s important.
6. Bring extra copies of your resume.
7. Bring note pad to take notes.
8. Interviews can be a stressful experience. Don’t rub your chin, twirl your hair, or anything else along those lines. It makes you look nervous and unsure of yourself.
9. Be prepared to talk about your accomplishments. Review them and be confident about the details.
10. Think of one or two questions to ask at the end of the interview. It shows interest and that you care. Provide clear, concise responses to the interview questions. Don’t ramble. No “ahs” and “ums.”
10 Group Discussion Tips
1. Keep eye contact while speaking: Keep eye contact with every team member while speaking.
2. Initiate the GD: Initiating the GD is a big plus. But keep in mind – Initiate the group discussion only when you understood the GD topic clearly and have some topic knowledge. Speaking without proper subject knowledge is bad impression.
3. Allow others to speak: Do not interrupt anyone in-between while speaking. Even if you don’t agree with his/her thoughts do not snatch their chance to speak. Instead make some notes and clear the points when it’s your turn.
4. Speak clearly: Speak politely and clearly. Use simple and understandable words while speaking. Don’t be too aggressive if you are disagreeing with someone. Express your feelings calmly and politely.
5. Make sure to bring the discussion on track: If by any means group is distracting from the topic or goal then simply take initiative to bring the discussion on the track. Make all group members aware that you all need to come to some conclusion at the end of the discussion. So stick to the topic.
6. Positive attitude: Be confident. Do not try to dominate anyone. Keep positive body language. Show interest in discussion.
7. Speak sensibly: Do not speak just to increase your speaking time. Don’t worry even if you speak less. Your thoughts should be sensible and relevant instead of irrelevant speech.
8. Listen carefully to others: Speak less and listen more! Pay attention while others are speaking. This will make coherent discussion and you will get involved in the group positively. You will surely make people agree with you.
9. No need to go into much details: Some basic subject analysis is sufficient. No need to mention exact figures while giving any reference. You have limited time so be precise and convey your thoughts in short and simple language.
10. Formal dressing: Do not take it casually. No fancy and funny dressing. You should be comfortable while speaking in group. Positive gesture and body language will make your work easy.