Interview Tips


What are the best questions to ask during a job interview?

Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan

The questions during the interview will be based on certain priorities. They are cultural fit, longevity, testing the recruiter’s passion, teamwork, learning, getting the jobs and closing well. Here are some of the favorite questions to ask during a job interview:


Priority: Culture Fit

  • Why you are interested in this post?
  • How would you describe the /organizational structure/leadership style of the company?
  • What are the most commonly associated challenges?

Priority: Longevity

  • How will your work contribute to the company’s mission?
  • How you will address the competitors?
  • What is the biggest threat to this industry?
  • How will your success can be evaluated?

Priority: Testing the Recruiter’s Passion

  • Why did you choose this company?
  • How do you view the company differently?
  • Whether your expectations been met?

Priority: Teamwork

  • What are the qualities and traits required?
  • How could you immediately help the current team to succeed?

Priority: Learning

  • Whether you received opportunities for training such as continuing education, company sponsored self-learning and MOOCs, understanding new technologies, etc.?
  • How does this company view mentorship (traditional, reverse, and mutually beneficial)?

Priority: Getting the Job

  • How will be your performance during the first three months?
  • What are the Top 3 priorities?
  • What are the changes or improvements you expect from the person who fills this position?

Priority: Closing Well

  • Do you have any questions to ask?
  • If you have been selected when you will join?

How to use social media channels to manage your career?

  • Identify your professional voice – Identify a profile on LinkedIn and Twitter; create an online presence that tells a story about you and your career journey. While sharing your story, consider demonstrating how curious you are about others by asking questions, listening, and participating in conversations. Moreover you can share meaningful content such as links to relevant trade publications, random musings about what you’re learning about yourself and others, sharing videos, images and blogs. Update your professional profile.
  • Be human – Be yourself! By being authentic and expressing your true self you will create links to genuine connections with other leaders, by building robust, respectful and trustworthy relationships. Authenticity means to be your true self, a person that is congruent with their core values, beliefs, strengths, passions and skills. Get personal and share content that inspires the way people feel about you.
  • Connect, reach out and network with peers – Networking through social media offers you a way to meet and connect with professionals interested in similar topics. You can connect and engage in conversations with professionals in your network and eventually meet in real life.

Chemistry of the resume preparation

Your resume has one shot to do its job right. While preparing the resume you can refer professional samples online.

Relevance
The most effective resumes are targeted to a specific position. Resumes that lack focus produce little in the way of results because the hiring manager fails to see the connection between your skills, qualifications and the job in question. Customize your resume for the position you want, and you’ll see better results.

Branding
In addition to relevance, branding is equally important. Effective branding leaves a distinguishable and memorable impression with the employer about the value and benefit you offer them as an employee. You’re essentially marketing your talents, skills, and abilities to the employer.
 

Keywords
These are short words or phrases that communicate big information. A simple keyword can tell an employer whether you possess the skills, abilities, and qualifications they consider necessary for you to adequately perform the job in question.
 

Action-driven
The job search game has become increasingly more competitive. Listening and engaging with likeminded professionals are required.
 

Resume Basics You Must Know
Survey your career from the employer’s-eye view and promote your exclusivity.

Presentation Does Matter
Seizing the attention of an employer means you have to break from the traditional and overly used resume presentation. Content (achievements and qualifications) will help you to win. Design the resume based on the industry you are targeting.
 

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