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How to Prepare for Your Next Interview

Job interviews are scary, doesn’t matter you are a fresher or not. There is nothing to panic about it at all, staying clam will make you feel more comfortable and confident. Having the best resume and cover letter can get an interview request. It’s time to understand how to succeed in the job interview so that you are ever closer to your goal of obtaining one or more job offers. Interviews can be intimidating, and it isn’t always clear what employers are looking for. The more carefully you prepare, the better you will do.

One of the major mistakes made by the job seekers in order to impress is oversharing. Oversharing in an interview is the dangerous thing you can do. Sharing to much about you may create a poor impression and cut short the hiring manager’s time for further questions. It may also happen that out of nervousness you blabber endlessly about irrelevant information.

When you are asked to tell about yourself, never ever go for long stories. Always keep it short and simple, that is what preferred. Most important thing is your body language. If you never smile, have a limp handshake, and don’t make eye contact with the interviewer, can make the person feel you not interested. As long as you not interested, they aren’t interested in hiring you. Here appearing interested means that even though the job isn’t relevant to your profile, you ready to work for them anyways. Talking about your skills that they looking for, being confident and the way you communicate is a good way to impress. It’s important to know that you don’t have to answer every question asked, its okay not to answer when you not sure.

Better be prepared for everything, no one knows what might be asked. Knowing in and out about the company is also very essential. Only when you completely know about the company, you can have a clear idea of what they looking for. Listen carefully to what is being asked and make sure you have the exact answers, show them what you know. Also be ready with a list of few questions to ask. It is important to have at least one or two questions prepared in order to demonstrate your interest in the organization. Otherwise, you might come across as apathetic, which is a major turn off for hiring managers.

Perks to be used to boost up your Employees

 

Companies are learning how to offer great employee perks, as salary isn’t the only aspect an employee looks for anymore. Talking about providing perks to boast employees, the benefits and perks don’t have to be of high cost. Picking the right perk and implementing it is more important than the ones which are not beneficial. Most preferred benefits and perks by an employee at his/her workspace are

  1. Flexible scheduling: Every employee wishes to have flexible Working hours. Flexible scheduling is not just about reducing the working hours but also the work load. This can benefit the company to as the employee can focus on meeting deadlines and producing a good work.
  2. Casual dress code: This is easy to implement and does not cost company anything to offer. Allowing a casual dress code may help the employees to feel more comfortable at the work area.
  3. Work from home days: It generally can’t not be provided by all companies as the employees presence is required. But for companies where this is not a problem can implement it.
  4. Health benefits: Regular health checkups and providing healthcare insurance can be one of the major perk.
  5. Onsite gym or membership to a local gym:  If you’ve got the room for it, this is a fantastic way to keep your employees happy and motivated. A lot of great ideas are formed during pickup games.

Rather than just providing benefits and perks it’s important to know what the employee requirements are which can be done through feedbacks. It is said that no company can win over the long run without energized employees who believes in the mission and understand how to achieve it. Company perks and benefits can make all the difference for employees, especially creative or particularly valuable ones. It helps company’s community and the employees happen to show more of interest at work and making it successful.

The right personal development approaches can broaden skills as well as break people out of mental ruts. All of these things mean more engaged staff with broader skills and higher abilities to cope with day to day stress.

Tips to Remember when Applying for a Job

It’s that time of the year when you see a lot of proud parents attending their children’s graduation ceremony. Most parents present will be concerned whether or not their children will get college placement or not. Irrespective whether you’re a fresher or experienced here are a few tips one must keep in mind when applying for a job.

  1. Good Resume:

It is important to have a good resume. If you are a fresher then please do not lie about what you think you can do. Every recruiter is aware of what a fresher’s resume is supposed to look like. The one page should be neat your marks, institution you studied in, year of completion along with basic personal details like phone number, email address, etc.

If you are experienced then make sure that your resume is neat and every project and role you have taken up is clearly and crisply mentioned for a recruiter to understand at a glance. Do remember to have your skills mentioned in point wise, so that it is easier to assess.

 

  1. Read the Job Description carefully:

It is important when you are filing out a Job Application make sure to read the job description carefully. Especially freshers, it’s quite normal to think that you are a quick learner and can be fit for every job role. True, but it should be something you are passionate about not something that sounds interesting. So, please read the job description carefully, analyse if you will like that job role, designation and scope for a growing career in that field, only then apply.

Food for thought: If you are a fresher with BCA, B.Tech and know that you are not very passionate about coding or developing. You can always opt for a more interesting field related to your education. IT Recruiter, the job role is very interesting and the perks are great. At the same time everything you learnt in college will be put to test. The salary bandwidth for every fresher irrespective of their field of education is the same all the way from developer to tester to admin to IT recruiter. The perk of being an IT Recruiter is that you will qualify for big incentive cheques from day one. So, think about it!

 

  1. Submit Complete and Accurate Information:

If you are applying for a Job Change then please mention clearly the present location you are in at least the current State and City. And mention in your cover letter that you are looking for a job in XYZ City, State. That way if the recruiter is looking for someone to join immediately or after 2 months they can make the call and schedule accordingly. The same goes for fresehers, please make sure to give your correct phone number and email address. Do make sure to tell the recruiter which city, state you are currently in. There is reason most recruiters cringe when they need to hire freshers. Probably because when asked if you can come tomorrow for the interview, most of you end up saying a confirmed ‘Yes’ but last minute inform that you could not get a train ticket. The truth then comes out that you cannot travel in 12 hours immediately from one state to another. So, please be realistic. Your honesty can help; at times a recruiter might just hold one position interview for 3 days just to give you a chance.

 

Finally, if you are an IT company looking to hire a team or an individual and are unable to find the right fit. Don’t struggle, reach out to staffing firms and let them get the right person for the job for you. Especially, if you are looking to hire for contract staffing or even permanent staffing reach out to them today.

 

I hope these tips have been helpful, do try them out and let me know your experience or if you would like me to add few more points. Do write to me, I will be happy to post your experience or add the points you mentioned.

Interview Drives: Requirement, Branding, Save Time

 

One of the quickest ways to know your company is doing well is when there are clients coming to offer you contract for their project. When it is a regular size project, no doubt it can be managed by the existing people or by hiring one or two more people. But when you are doing well, it is time for mass hiring in one shot for the many projects you have undertaken. It’s not easy to do so, but definitely not impossible. All you need is a good support system, the wise option here is to reach out to a strong, credible staffing solution for your requirement. Let the staffing solution do the needful, i.e. , let the staffing solution you have opted for line up the ‘n’ number of candidates required, co-ordinate between the interview panel and the candidates, take up accountability of the candidate joining etc.

It does seem to be a lot of work that requires immense skill and expertise. After all it is an Interview drive. No doubt, there are definite perks to hosting a drive of large numbers. Read on to find out…

  1. Immediate closures to your Requirement:

As it has been mentioned, when you are on a deadline to deliver the project undertaken and you need people to help accomplish it. Mass hiring is the immediate option to save time and start working on the project. Hosting a drive will help you accomplish that goal. Remember the IT recruiters that will be providing you with these candidates would have pre-screened as per requirement. Thus, making it easy for you to reach your target on time.

  1. Branding:

Hosting a drive that will get a large number of people to show up for the interview clearly will set you up on the page of branding your company in the market. It is one of the easiest not just to reach out to the IT crowd in the city by letting them know you are on the map with huge number of hiring and more projects. But it also speaks of your product doing well in the market. There is no better way to get IT crowd, potential clients and competitor’s attention than by having a drive and hiring a good amount of crowd.

  1. Growth:

If you’re sales and marketing team has managed to acquire good project deals, it is a way to display in the market that you have a good team backing you to show your growth. This event will also help them in getting more projects and give them the confidence to know that they will be able to deliver on time. Simply, because you are open to the idea of hiring skilled, technical experts in bulk.

Now I understand that this might require extra effort in taking interviews for so many candidates. But it is worth it at the end of the day. It is not easy to find so many people to join especially for contract position. And that is why you get in the expertise help. So, if you are wondering how to take up a huge project? Will I be able to deliver on time? My answer to you is Yes, you can take up a huge project and you will be able to deliver on time. With a little secret called Interview Drive.

Simple Tips to Crack an Interview

It’s completely normal to be nervous before an interview, is something you hear everyone say. But there is a difference between having the nervous jitters that can get you the job and the one’s that will leave you in panic and lose out on good opportunities. So, how do you overcome the unhealthy nervous signs? Or how do you crack an interview?

There are simple tricks to crack an interview to begin with just remember that the company needs you just as much as you need them. Intrigued?  Read on to find out more…..

  1. Luck Favours the Prepared:

While, it is easy to believe that someone got a job because they were lucky is naive. No one hires someone because they are lucky, rather it has to do with simple factors like, taking time to read about the company they were interviewing for. They did some research on the job role and assumed the possible questions and were prepared with the answers. It was this preparation that got them selected not luck. If you go prepared for the interview the nervous jitters will reduce and confidence will definitely increase.

  1. Practice:

‘Practice makes perfect’ – Well in this case get you hired. After you have matched the job role to your skill set and decided to attend the interview. Take time to read about the company. Understand their requirement and your strengths and polish the way you will present it to them. Practice how you are going to frame your answers, anticipate the possible questions, have a mock round of interview with yourself or someone you trust and experienced with interviews. You can also try practicing in front of the mirror that way you can be aware of your body language while speaking and improvise.

  1. Balance speaking with attentive listening:

With genuine effort on the above two steps, you will develop a certain level of confidence. It is important that you pay attention and listen to the interviewer when they are speaking. At the same time, when given an opportunity to ask them a question about the company, ask a genuine but smart question and wait for them to complete the answer. Pay attention when they are explaining. It will give you a good idea, if you are a good fit.

  1. Dress to Impress:

Most people get confused on how to dress for the interview. Do I opt for formals, semi-formals, the company photos display casuals – do I dress casual for interview? The answer is simple, it does not matter if the company has casual, semi-formal or formal as a dress code. The golden rule is ‘dress to impress’. It is always formal to impress. Make sure, you put your best foot forward. You are there to impress the person with your skill, knowledge, education, and the very way you present yourself and the resume you carry.

  1. Let Common Sense be more Common:

The day of the interview can create anxiety, loss of appetite, dehydrated feeling, etc. These symptoms are common, to make it worse would be if you don’t have the exact road map to the interview location and did not calculate the travel time from your place to the interview on time. Remember, Google not only shows you map but also guides through the shortest route with appropriate travel time. Make use of it, keeping location and travel time for last minute delay you, build up immense pressure that you want to avoid.

So, if you are in search of a job or looking for a job change, do try these simple tips and I’m sure you will get the job you have wanted. If you are into IT Recruitment, consider joining us – we’re hiring.

Are you are a firm that needs support in hiring IT professionals. Then, reach out to us we are a fast growing firm in IT Staffing, be it a requirement for Permanent Staffing or Contract Staffing.

And for all those getting ready for interview All the Best!