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Swad Rashid Chowdhury's Interview Tips
Succeeding in job interviews takes research, practice, and persistence. The more effort you put into your interview preparation, the more success you’ll see in obtaining job offers.

Interview No 1. 

Maintaining a proper grooming standard is very important because “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”
Conduct Research on the Hiring Company background, Basic job responsibilities of that Job, Hiring Manager, Job Opportunity.
Review Common Interview Questions and Prepare Responses.
Arrive on Time for the Interview.
Be Authentic, Upbeat, Focused, Confident, Candid, and Concise.
Remember Body Language, Avoiding Bad Habits.
Sell Yourself Throughout and then Close the Deal.
Express why you are interested to work in that company.

Interviewer -

Prepare a welcome & Introduction to self & the company.
Book a room.     
Allocate the time.     
Have to go through the resume very well.     
Know your goals.
Check the educational background & experience accordingly.
Do a basic reference check before the interview.
Prepare to sell the opportunity.Writer:

Swad Rashid Chowdhury working as Manager, Human Resources and Learning & Development, Amari, Dhaka
Published on  14/6/2016
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Interview No 2.

8 questions you should ask your interviewer

If you want a job in today's business environment, the hard work starts when you prepare for the interview. That means not just nailing the interview questions you are asked, but actually asking the kinds of questions designed to make the interviewer sit up and take notice. It's no longer enough to be qualified. You have to shine, and there's no better way to show your excellence than by asking excellent questions. These questions could also help you avoid a bad boss before it's too late.

1. What role will I fill?

When it comes to an employee's role in a business's strategy, the job title explains only so much. You are filling a void on the living, breathing team. Is this company hoping for an ideas person, a mentor to other employees, a creative force, a rule follower, a rule breaker? Get to the specifics of "who" your position is supposed to be.

2. Why does this role matter to the growth of the company?

Use this question to explore the expected level of engagement. Are you more comfortable being in a low- or a high-impact role? Do you want to be in a role that is universally respected within the company or are you okay being the undercover hero?

3. Who would my colleagues be?

The best interviews include three to four team members. If that is not the case in your interview, use this question to gain insight into team dynamics and personalities. These are the people you will spend every day with, so they need to pass "the airplane test" – someone you would enjoy sitting next to on a long flight.

4. What would I be doing that makes your job easier?

This question has two benefits--you will find out who is going to lean on you the heaviest and what you will need to do to keep the other teammates happy. The answers to this question will be the immediate problems each team member is hoping you will solve.

5. What are additional important skills I will need to do this job well?

What are the soft skills needed for this particular job? Find out if the company needs someone who is also a self-starter or works well in teams. This is also an excellent time to bring up any additional skills you have that are appropriate for the position.

6. How does the company measure success?

Identifying how your progress in this position will be measured will give you a better idea of whether or not you will be successful. Get specifics on what your deliverables will be per project. Ask about common work habits of people who have had this position in the past whom the company considered successful.

7. What would you expect from me this month, in three months, and in a year?

Chances are that your employer has a trajectory for your role in mind. Find out what you will need to deliver in the next coming months. Ask yourself if this pace feels doable for the way you work.

8. What is your mission?

This is one of the most important questions you can ask. Research shows that employees are most happy when their goals align with those of their employers. Get philosophical here and find out why you are both here in this room and if you want the same things.

Questions are the best way to demonstrate that you understand the company's challenges, emphasise how you can help the company meet them and show your interest in the most unmistakable manner possible – by actually asking for the position.

Interview No 3.

Phone Interviewing Do's and Don't s for Job-Seekers

Do give accurate and detailed contact information in your cover letter so your interviewers can easily connect with you.

When in job-hunting mode, don't have a excessively silly or long greeting on your answering machine or voicemail.

Do ensure that household members understand the importance of phone messages in your job search.

Do know what job you are interviewing for.

Do practice, if possible. Have a friend call you to do a mock phone interview so you get the feel of being interviewed over the phone.

When being interviewed by phone, do make sure you are in a place where you can read notes, take notes, and concentrate.

If you cannot give enough time to a phone interview, do suggest a specific alternate time to the recruiter. It's often best to be the one who calls back so you can be mentally prepared.

Do consider using a phone-interview log.
Do consider keeping some notecards or an outline in front of you to remind yourself of key points you want to cover with the interviewer. You don't want your responses to sound scripted, but you don't want to mistake for important points either. Do also have your resume in front of you so you can remember highlights of your experience and accomplishments.

Do ensure that you can hear and are being clearly heard.

Do consider standing when being interviewed on the phone. Some experts say you'll sound more professional than if you're slouching in an easy chair.

Do consider dressing nicely for the phone interview. It may sound silly since the interviewer can't see you, but you really will project a more professional image if you're dressed formally.

Don't feel you have to fill in the silences. If you've completed a response, but the interviewer hasn't asked his or her next question, don't start babbling just to fill in airtime. Instead, ask a question of your own related to your last response.

Do create a strong finish to your phone interview with thoughtful questions.

Don't panic if you have special needs. If you are hearing-impaired, for example, phone interviews are still possible.

Don't breath, sneeze or cough. If you can't avoid these behaviors, say "excuse me."

Don't chew gum or food, or drink anything noisy.


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