Interview Tips For Freshers by gyvwpsjkko

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									?For the first time job seekers, the first interview is reason enough to feel all jittery
and nervous. Call for your first interview can lead to mixed emotions of excitement,
anticipation and nervousness. Since you are going for fresher jobs, chances are that
there will be many candidates for one vacancy. Thus, you have to make sure that you
have to make your mark in that interview. Also, since freshers have no past experience
to show, it is only their qualifications and their personality that they have to bank on
to get that fresher job.

For entry-level jobs, the general interview questions are more or less the same. With a
little help and preparation, freshers can learn how to effectively face that barrage of
questions where some are easy, others are tricky, and each one is designed in a manner
to elicit key information from you. Freshers need to develop the mindset and the skill
to answer with quick, convincing and on-the-feet kind of responses that show their
smart-mindedness and confidence. In this article, we have listed some key questions
or can say some interview tips with a guide to effective answers that can help you
land that fresher job.

The most common question asked is: 'Tell me about yourself'. It is an open-ended
question and is your best chance to represent yourself in appositive light and leave a
good impression on the recruiter. Some interviewees do the mistake of answering this
question with loads of personal information and little about their suitability for the job.
If you have read the job description properly, you can use this question effectively to
your own advantage. Here you must talk about your strengths as a student and your
vision of your career. Tell them about what important lessons you have learnt as a
student that can help you while being on this job. You must also talk about any
volunteer work that you undertook as a student or any community that you joined and
displayed leadership skills and about your ability to take initiatives.

To gauge your strengths, the interviewer may ask you what your strengths are. As a
reply to this question, you can elucidate with examples how you enjoy taking up new
challenges and about your ability to tackle them in a focused and organized manner.
This trait is required in all types of job profiles so, it will make a good impression on
the recruiter. You may also want to talk about your ability to persevere and find
unique solutions to problems. However, all that you say must be backed with real
examples as just talking in air would completely defeat the purpose.

After the strengths, some interviewees tend to probe your weaknesses. This is a tricky
question but you can turn it to your advantage. So, you must enlist your ‘good'
weaknesses, instead of saying that you are lazy or lose temper quickly. So, you could
say that you don't like leaving any work in middle and for that reason sometimes, you
end up neglecting your personal life. Also, you could mention that you get impatient
when people do not deliver on promises and deadlines which shows that you are
yourself committed to deliver productively.
Then, the interviewer might ask you why you are fit for the job. This is to assess how
you rate yourself differently from the rest of the candidates. This is not the time to get
modest and understate your good qualities. Instead, you must play on what sets you
apart from the crowd. You must also highlight the skills that would be fit for the job
advertised. So, you could mention some skills like your ability to plan things in
advance and execute long-term projects; your ability to organize information and data;
your ability to research on issues pertaining to work and your ability to work well in a
team. You could also talk about how well you adapt to different situations and
challenges and these little things can easily help you grabbing jobs for freshers .

Once the interviewer is done with his questions, it is time for you to ask questions to
the recruiter. Ask intelligent questions about the job profile and the vision of the
company. Also, you could ask questions related to detailed information on the
organizational structure or the services and products offered by the company. You
could also ask about their training and mentorship programmes. However, it would
not be good to ask about your salary or first appraisal at this time. It is only after you
have been selected that you should ask questions related to your compensation.

Geetika Jain writes on behalf of FirstNaukri.com, a leading job portal for fresher jobs
in India. FirstNaukri.com helps in searching Jobs for freshers, walk-ins interviews,
interviews tips for freshers, career openings for freshers in top companies, Interview
tips. With FirstNaukri you can easily post your resume and find your first dream job.

								
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