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  1. Interviews and Interviewing Skills P. P. Thakur Assistant Professor of English, G.S. Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon- 444 303 (Maharashtra)

  2. Interview • Interview noun /ˈɪn.tə.vjuː/ Definition: a meeting in which someone asks you questions to see if you are suitable for a job or a course. P. P. Thakur Assistant Professor of English, G.S. Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon- 444 303 (Maharashtra)

  3. Types of Interviews • Followed by applications with CV • Walk In P. P. Thakur Assistant Professor of English, G.S. Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon- 444 303 (Maharashtra)

  4. Necessities • Good academic background. • Self Confidence. • Good subject knowledge. • Proper conduction of yourself. • Leaving a positive impression. P. P. Thakur Assistant Professor of English, G.S. Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon- 444 303 (Maharashtra)

  5. Stages of the Interview • BEGINNING • Preliminaries like greetings/introduction/opening remarks etc. • MIDDLE • Actual exchange of questions/answers. • END • Concluding remarks/questions by interviewee/taking leave etc. P. P. Thakur Assistant Professor of English, G.S. Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon- 444 303 (Maharashtra)

  6. Preparing for the interview • Brush up your subject knowledge. • Update on some recent developments. • Know the organization/its products etc. P. P. Thakur Assistant Professor of English, G.S. Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon- 444 303 (Maharashtra)

  7. Preparing for an Interview… P. P. Thakur Assistant Professor of English, G.S. Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon- 444 303 (Maharashtra)

  8. Preparing for the interview… • Prepare the answers to some common questions: • Tell us a little about yourself. • Why do you want to be with us? • Why do you want to change your present job? • What are your strengths and weaknesses? • Are you willing to travel? • What are your salary expectations? P. P. Thakur Assistant Professor of English, G.S. Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon- 444 303 (Maharashtra)

  9. Preparing for the interview… Bewellgroomed. P. P. Thakur Assistant Professor of English, G.S. Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon- 444 303 (Maharashtra)

  10. Dress properly to suit the occasion. P. P. Thakur Assistant Professor of English, G.S. Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon- 444 303 (Maharashtra)

  11. Preparing for the interview… • Arrange your certificates properly. • Reach the venue early and make yourself familiar with the surroundings. • Get acquainted with other candidates also. • Think positively. Breath easy. Be calm. P. P. Thakur Assistant Professor of English, G.S. Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon- 444 303 (Maharashtra)

  12. Some Dos and Don’ts • Dos: • Wait for your name to be announced. • Seek permission before you enter. • Greet the interviewers formally. • Make eye contact and be calm and composed. P. P. Thakur Assistant Professor of English, G.S. Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon- 444 303 (Maharashtra)

  13. P. P. Thakur Assistant Professor of English, G.S. Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon- 444 303 (Maharashtra)

  14. Some Dos and Don’ts • Dos: • Maintain a proper posture and a steady tone of voice. • Listen carefully. P. P. Thakur Assistant Professor of English, G.S. Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon- 444 303 (Maharashtra)

  15. Some Dos and Don’ts • Don’ts: • Don’t sit down until you are asked to sit. • Don’t ask questions just to impress but only if they are genuine queries. • Don’t repeat yourself or have long silences/gap-fillers. P. P. Thakur Assistant Professor of English, G.S. Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon- 444 303 (Maharashtra)

  16. Some Dos and Don’ts Don’t boast/ display your knowledge. P. P. Thakur Assistant Professor of English, G.S. Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon- 444 303 (Maharashtra)

  17. P. P. Thakur Assistant Professor of English, G.S. Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon- 444 303 (Maharashtra)

  18. Some Dos and Don’ts • Don’ts: • Don’t be embarrassed to say you don’t know. • Don’t argue. • Don’t leave the room without permission. P. P. Thakur Assistant Professor of English, G.S. Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon- 444 303 (Maharashtra)

  19. Any Questions ? P. P. Thakur Assistant Professor of English, G.S. Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon- 444 303 (Maharashtra)

  20. Interviewing Techniques • Get information on the candidate’s educational as well as personal background, his/her area of work, experience, etc. • Be clear about the purpose for which the interview is conducted. For example: • To select a candidate for a position, • To get expert opinion or • To talk to a celebrity about his or her life and work. P. P. Thakur Assistant Professor of English, G.S. Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon- 444 303 (Maharashtra)

  21. Interviewing Techniques • Greet the interviewee politely and end the interview by thanking the person. • Be polite, friendly and interested, not critical, aggressive or intimidating. • Use a variety of questions—yes—no as well as Q—word P. P. Thakur Assistant Professor of English, G.S. Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon- 444 303 (Maharashtra)

  22. P. P. Thakur Assistant Professor of English, G.S. Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon- 444 303 (Maharashtra)

  23. Interviewing Techniques • Vary your approach slightly when conducting interviews of different kinds. • Make an effort to put the interviewee at ease especially in a job interview. • Interviews conducted to seek expert opinion are usually very formal. P. P. Thakur Assistant Professor of English, G.S. Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon- 444 303 (Maharashtra)

  24. Interviewing Techniques • Interviews with celebrities could be chatty and informal. • When interviewing dignitaries or persons in authority, use less direct questions. • Except when conducting a radio or a television interview, it is useful to make quick, brief notes. P. P. Thakur Assistant Professor of English, G.S. Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon- 444 303 (Maharashtra)

  25. Any Questions ? P. P. Thakur Assistant Professor of English, G.S. Science, Arts & Commerce College, Khamgaon- 444 303 (Maharashtra)