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1. Tell us something about yourself. Ans:- I'm a people person.

. I really enjoy meeting and working with a lot of different people. I'm a perfectionist. I pay attention to all the details, and like to be sure that everything is just right. I'm a creative thinker. I like to explore alternative solutions to problems and have an open mind about what will work best. I'm efficient and highly organized. This enables me to be as productive as possible on the job. I enjoy solving problems, troubleshooting issues, and coming up with solutions in a timely manner I am a person with strong interpersonal skills and an ability to get along well with people. I enjoy challenges and looking for creative solution to problems. Or Besides the details given in my application & C.V, I believe in character , values, vision & action .I am quick in learning from mistake .I am confident that various test that you have conducted will corroborate my competencies, aptitude and right attitude for the job including a good culture fit with your organization. 2. What do you seek from the job? Ans:- You would see in my background that I have chosen to do courses which offered me a chance to do field work and thereby equip myself to be a good finance professional. I would like a job which gives me a chance to apply all that I have learned in my professional course (C.A) as well as one which enables me to grow as a professional. I Would like a role which enables to make a difference!

Or A long term ,if not lifetime carrier ,great learning opportunities, challenging roles, rational career progression ,good job satisfaction ,and opportunities to use my strength and overcome my weakness .I would also like to work for the organization that give me an opportunity to serve the organization, the society and above all, my country. 3. How you present your strengths and weakness? Ans:- My strength is that I have very strong values and ethics and a good eye for detail. I believe in strong relationship and have a very supportive family and very good friends. My weakness is that I tend to take to many variant tasks and am not able to accomplish each to my level of satisfaction. My greatest strength is my ability to work with many different people. I enjoy learning from everyone I meet, and in this position I believe that will enhance my ability to perform on the team. My greatest strength is my ability to focus on my work. I'm not easily distracted, and this means that my performance is very high, even in a busy office like this one.

Or One of my weaknesses, as I perceive it, would be occasional compromise on time for quality and perception. 4. Tell us incident where you had a problem with a peer. How did you handle it? Ans:- One example which I can cite is a problem I had with my college who was my partner in my field of work assignment. We had a disagreement on how to present a project reports. I explained my perspective to him and ask him for him view point .I have found that when conflicts occurs, its because of a failure to see both side of

situation .At that point we found a compromise, could be reached by incorporating both our ideas. 5. If you were an animal /a can of soup /some other random object, which one would you be? And why? Ans:- I would be a can of soup one that has a variety of flavors, bubbling with enthusiasm. I would associate my determined attitude with the cans tough exterior, I would believe that whatever the label on the can, the contents are always a surprise. 6. Where do you see yourself after 10 years? Ans:- I like to see myself at a position where I can use my creative to the best. Or, In an upcoming designated position in our organization where can I use my skills & knowledge to the fullest? 7. What might make you leave this job? Ans:- Lack of proper management and a feel that not satisfying by company environment. Or As far as satisfaction from current job is concern I am quite happy, the reason to leave the job is that I am looking for more challenging type of work .I want to shoulder more responsibility where I can show my ability to perform my best. On the Interview day 1. Non-verbal Messages: Non-verbal language speaks larger than words. As you walk in the interview room, here are a few things that you must keep in mind: Start it off like a winner.

The handshake: Offer your hand, and give a firm handshake, a pleasant smile and a positive and confident attitude. Introduce yourself. Posture: Stand and sit erect Don't Fidget: There is nothing worse than people playing with their hair, clicking pen tops, tapping feet or unconsciously touching parts of the body. Eye Contact: Look the interviewer in the eye Move your hands: Gesturing or talking with your hands is very natural, but keep it in moderation.

2. Be comfortable. Take a seat facing the interviewer, however, slightly off center. Be sure that you are in a comfortable position 3. Listen attentively. Look at the interviewer directly, but don't get into a stare down! Sit up straight. Try to relax. It's okay to take a few notes if the questions are lengthy, or you need to remind yourself of something you want to stress 4. Avoid nervous mannerisms. Pay attention to nervous mannerisms. Everyone is nervous to some extent, the key is to appear calm and composed 5. Speak clearly. Use good grammar and a friendly tone. Never answer just "yes" or "no" to a question. Always clarify, expand on your answers. Be sure not to go on rambling 6. Be positive and enthusiastic.Pump up your enthusiasm prior to the interview. Never whine, gripe or complain about past employers, jobs, classes etc

7. Ask pertinent questions. Be prepared to ask a few questions. Do not monopolize the interviewer's time, particularly if you know they have appointments scheduled following your interview. Do ask thoughtful questions. Don't ask about salary and benefits, this can be discussed when the company is definitely interested in you 8. While giving answers to questions: Be Concise: Listen to the questions carefully and answer to the point. An interviewee rambling on is likely to turn off the interviewer. Provide Examples: Support your contentions with examples. Think of recent strong strategic examples of work you've done, then when the question is asked, answer with specifics, not in generalities. Be Honest: It is always better to state the truth than beating about the bush. If you dont know something then state the fact. Keep Your Guard Up: Always maintain your professionalism. Dont get swayed by the friendly behaviour of the interviewer and disclose everything. For all you know it might be a trap laid out by him. 9. After the Interviews

Say thanks. The next day write the interviewer a brief note reiterating your interest in the job. Spell his or her name correctly! Follow up. If you haven't heard from the interviewer within the time frame indicated at the close of the interview, call them to relay a polite reminder that

you're still interested in the job. Ask when they plan to make a hiring decision. If you aren't hired and you are still interested in the company, it pays to keep in touch with the interviewer. Often, through persistence, you may be offered a position at a later date. chin Up. If you don't get the job, don't be disheartened. Gear up for your next interview. After all the more interviews you tackle the more polished you become. You may want to contact the interviewer who rejected you and see if you can get any pointers on what to improve before your next interview

With the global financial crises having a cascading impact on the global economy, the job market too has been gloomy. In such an environment, it is even more important for aspirants to do well in campus interviews to grab the jobs they desire. And being mentally fit and alert is important to be able to do well in interviews. It will also mean that you will be mentally prepared to handle interviews that have very short notice periods. A few things to remember 1. Ensure that the resume has been checked for typos and is structured in a way that makes it easy to read. Highlight your skills and experience relevant to the job. 2. Interviews are used as a tool of judging whether you fit the job as well as the company. 3. Know yourself, inside out. Only when you understand yourself completely can you make the panel understand you.

4. Take time to understand how you want to project yourself during the interview. 5. Everything you say or do makes an impression whether positive or negative. Be it the way you sit, the way you talk or your choice of clothing. Everything matters! 6. Remember, an Interview is like a sales pitch in many ways. So ensure that you present yourself well. Preparing for the unexpected In some interviews you may be asked to solve a case-study. You can be asked to give an impromptu presentation or recite a poem. Or, you may get the silent treatment from the panel or a stress interview may come your way. You can even be asked to leave the room. Whatever happens, be mentally prepared for any eventuality. These situations give the panel an opportunity to assess how you behave in stressful or unexpected situations. They just want to get to know the real You. They want to find out if you can handle the job, if you are interested in the company and if you are the person they want to have during tough and stressful times. Stay calm, remain positive and think logically. Before the interview Research the company Being well informed about the company and industry provides you with a competitive edge. It also conveys a clear message to the interviewer and that is: 1. You are career oriented and want to build a career within the industry 2. You understand the intricacies of the industry 3. You are wholeheartedly interested in working for the company

Read up as much as possible about the company and the industry. You can also talk to people who work in the company or the industry to get a first hand feel about what drives the company and the industry. Appearance First impressions are made within the first few minutes and are very important for a successful interview. Most employers prefer candidates wearing formal attire (Indian or western). Dress soberly and neatly. It is better to be conservative in the choice of clothes. Avoid flashy clothes or strong perfumes. Jewellery should be at a bare minimum. Have your clothes ironed and keep it ready in advance, so that you do not waste time in selecting a dress on the day of the interview. This also avoids last minute problems like a stained shirt, wrinkled tie, missing buttons or unpolished shoes. Looks matter! Pay a visit to the salon, to get an appropriate haircut. Trim your nails. Remember, a professional look is the first step to making the great the first impression. The interview tool-kit The day before the interview, collect all your material and keep them in a file. Keep extra copies of your resume. Carry letters of reference, reference list, transcripts, certificates, other supporting documents, passport size photos, a writing pad, pen and a calculator. Relax Ensure that you sleep well the day before the interview. Stay calm and relax; only when you are relaxed will you do well. During the Interview 1. Stay focused; put away any worries 2. Switch off your cell phone before an interview starts 3. Eye contact conveys confidence

4. Introduce yourself clearly with your first and last name 5. Smile at appropriate times 6. Take time to understand the question and then answer it. It is not a question of how fast you answer but how well you answer 7. Be expressive, talk crisply and slowly. Do not mumble, stammer or use a monotone 8. Keep the answers to the point. Avoid rambling 9. Be forthright and direct. Do not be evasive or beat around the bush 10. Never lie in an interview 11. Never blame or badmouth anyone during an interview 12. Never argue, always give polite responses 13. If you do not know the answer be frank, admit it At the end of the interview Generally, the panel will indicate the end of the interview by asking: Do you have any questions for us? Use this opportunity to ask intelligent and relevant questions, to summarize your skills & experience related to the job and indicate your interest in the job. Conclusion It is essential to be confident in an interview. If you have practiced your answers and done your homework, most of the questions can be answered without difficulty. Ensure that you take the time to understand what they are looking for by asking the question. Remember to study the relevant topics before the interview. If you have an interview for an equity research position, know what has been driving the markets, who are the major players, etc. If you have an interview for a marketing position in a FMCG company know what has been the recent trend, what new products have been launched recently, etc.

Keep in mind why you want to go into the industry (Telecom, Banking, Auto, etc.), why you are interested in the job and the company. Make sure you have a good grasp of the basic concepts and convince your interviewer that you have the capability and interest to learn the more complex aspects of the job. Finally, ensure that you dress and act professionally. Show up on time and make eye contact throughout the interview. All the Best! How to Prepare for Interview?

Every person should have the ability to stand on one's own feet. This is generally possible only if one is economically independent. Every student aspires to get selected for a job of his / her choice. But not everybody is successful. In this article, the student is offered a knowhow of success in interviews. Right preparation will enable the student to develop a confidence that will ultimately lead to success.

3 Categories for Preparation of Interview 1. Physical preparations for interview. 2. Mental preparations for interview. 3. Psychological preparations for interview. Physical Preparations For Interview

Physical preparations include looking after health and hygiene, maintaining a groomed appearance, dressing appropriately, good body language, etc. Good health radiates confidence and cheer. A healthy person not only looks attractive but he /she is more energetic and fit to face the challenges of a tough situation. Prospective employers want to employ

candidates who can put in a lot of work. Good health in a person definitely gives the required impression. But good health cannot be created overnight. One has to develop healthy, simple, home-made food-eating habits as well as to include some kind of suitable exercises in ones daily routine. A clean, neat and tidy appearance also sends out positive vibes. In any competitive situation, a person with a neat appearance is likely to score over another competitor who has an untidy and disheveled appearance. Well maintained skin-texture, neatly-clipped nails and neatly combed hair can go a long way to create a good impression. Dressing appropriately and according to the occasion is important. Depending on the position applied for, one has to select the attire. For e.g. the way a candidate may dress for an interview for the post of a college teacher will be vastly different from the way a candidate is expected to dress up for an interview for a job with a modeling agency or a media-company. Along with dress, accessories are important. What shoes we wear, what bag we carry etc. , all add to our appearance. It must be remembered that it is better to carry one's documents in a brief-case or folder rather than a plastic bag which looks very shabby and extremely unprofessional.

Not only what we look like, but also how we carry ourselves makes a big difference. Posture is important, but cannot be cultivated overnight. It has been suggested by experienced persons that preparations for interviews should begin at least three months in advance. Watching one's own self critically in the mirror or video could suggest required changes in body-language.

Mental Preparations For Interview

Candidates who desire to get selected in the face of stiff competition need to appear before the interview panel fully prepared on subject content. This includes a thorough revision of actual subject knowledge especially if it is work related. Getting acquainted with current affairs and general knowledge is also a good idea. For this a habit of reading newspapers and watching news on television as well as inculcating reading habits is a must. This, again, cannot be done overnight but should be started at least three years before one hopes to appear before the selection committee. Awareness about the organization one hopes to join should also help. Usually selection interviews begin with the candidate being asked to introduce and tell the panel something about him/ her. This is the time when the interviewee can utilize to the maximum and project an optimum image of himself/herself. Since this question is invariably asked at any and every interview, one should give a lot of time and take a lot of care while preparing this part. Another common question asked to the candidate is "Why do you think that you are suitable for this job?" A confident self-assessment of one's strengths and weaknesses is required for a suitable answer to this question.

Psychological Preparations For Interview

An interview for a job becomes a situation with much at stake and is bound to be stressful. At such times, a strong, balanced, positive and confident mind helps to come out calmly, without much damage to self-esteem. It is imperative to remember during this time that it is not a matter of life and death to get selected in any one particular interview. Each interview should be taken as a learning process in order

to do better in the next one. Learning from the experiences of the last interview, one can prepare better for the ones to come. In the first few interviews, the candidate is bound to get nervous. But if he / she accept this as a natural phenomenon, he / she will see that as the interview progresses, the nervousness also fades out. If the candidate has made a good mental preparation, the ability to answer questions will hold out in good stead. The recommended attitude should be to give one's best performance, irrespective of results. It is only thinking about success or failure at the end of the interview that makes one nervous. The best example illustrating this is about the young man who wanted this one particular job desperately. He had come well prepared, but his desperation to get selected made him so nervous that during the course of the interview, he became clumsy and spilled coffee on the shirt of the selection committee chairman. The moment he realized this, he became absolutely certain that he had lost every chance of getting selected. Once this realization hit him, his nervousness left him because he was completely sure that now there was no sense in worrying about this particular interview any more. This in turn made him so relaxed that the ease with which he answered the questions put to him impressed the interviewers very much and he got the job. A good and honest self-assessment should also be made well in advance so that one is fairly confident about one's strengths and aware of one's weaknesses. Awareness of our weaknesses is useful if we want to address them and make ourselves stronger not just for the interview but for life also. The help of well-wishers like close family-members and friends could be taken here.

How To Face Interview Panel?

Facing the interview panel after all these preparations becomes easier. At the time of the interview, courtesy and mannerisms are also of

utmost importance if one wishes to create a good impression. The candidate is under the scrutiny of the interviewers right from the time of entry into the room to the time of exit. One has to be prepared before hand that the room and seating arrangement will be unfamiliar, the persons on the other side of the table will be unfamiliar and still one should not appear to be uneasy. How the candidate walks in, how he sits down, his body language etc. are all taken into account. While answering questions, care must be taken not to appear too clumsy or overconfident. Eye-contact should be maintained with the persons spoken too. A pleasant demeanor is the right choice in this situation. After answering questions, the candidate may ask a few questions if he / she pleases. The courtesy and politeness with which this is done without appearing to be rude and demanding is of utmost importance. Questions asked may be about work prospects, salary, benefits etc. The candidate must keep a set of such questions handy. This indicates the interest that the candidate has in the organization and the job. When the interview is over, the candidate should thank the interviewers and rise from the chair comfortably and easily. He /she should wish the interviewers a good day, walk to the door, open it and exit. All this is done under the scrutiny of the interviewers, so the candidate must be careful not to appear clumsy.