Thursday, 27 February 2020

Interview Skills


Interview Skills

An interview is a formal meeting in which a person or persons question, consult or
evaluate another person or persons. An interview reveals the views, ideas, and attitudes
of the person being interviewed as well as the skills of the interviewer.
An interview has a wide variety of uses in business and corporate related jobs. Purposes of
holding interview are discussed in this unit which comprise selection, promotion,
performance appraisal, etc.
Different types of interviews which includes employment interview, orientation interview,
reprimand interview, stress interview, exit interview, behavioural interview,
informational interview, and case interview, etc.
Fundamental principles of interviewing. Interviews like any other formal business activity
require a lot of preparation and it applies both to the interviewer and the interviewee.
There is no one ‘best’ way to prepare for an interview. Rather, there are specific and
important strategies to enhance one’s chances for interview success.
Important non-verbal aspects at the time of interview like eye contact; facial expressions,
Basic practical clues and guidelines for attending the interview. The present unit throws
light on the interview process and specific guidelines in the form of do’s and dont’s for
Interviews are becoming increasingly complex for both the parties with a growing variety
of questions being asked to check the various kinds of skills required for increasingly
demanding job profiles.
The questions now range from technical to social to behavioural issues and the candidate
has to present a balanced picture in almost all of the aspects being tested.
Types of questions asked by interviewers during the interview which comprise openended
questions, close-ended questions, neutral and leading questions, loaded questions,
mirror questions, probing questions etc.

Aptitude Tests: These tests are designed to find your personality traits.
Interview regarding Complaint: If an employee has not been able to work well or if his behaviour
at work has changed or if there are any complaints about his work then he can discuss this with
high ranked officers.
Promotion Interview: When an employee of the organization gives an interview to get a
promotion then it is called a promotion interview.

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