5 Principles of Successful Job Interviews

Job interviews is an important step to give shape to your career. Millions of candidates prepare for IBPS exam every year but only few thousand get the job. Even after cracking the written exam, many candidates unable to to crack interview phase. I have started interview preparation series to help candidates to grab the jobs. Today I am going to share 5 principles to prepare for job interview.

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1) Read Newspaper

How do you test knowledge and attitude of a stranger ?

Answer to this question is what are his opinions about world and people around him. Nobody is interested in knowing whether you read the Hrtitik's divorce story. Interviewers are actually looking for what are your views and what according to you world is and what it should be.  An intelligent and experienced interviewer judges your capabilities and state of mind while asking personal questions. He wants to know who you are and what are you capable of.

2) Polish your Grammar

You are not expected to be highly proficient in foreign languages. Knowledge of local language is what matters. It's a matter a matter of shame that a foreign language is our unclaimed official language. Let's accept this fact that English is the language which is used in documents so you are expected to be proficient in English. 

Grammar mistakes impacts your chances of selection. I recommend you to buy a good grammar book to improve your language skills. I personally recommend Essential English by Murphy  

3) Do Homework

Write some basic questions about yourself and then write the answers. After completing this process, read whatever you wrote and rate each answer from 1 to10. Think again again about questions in which you scored less than 7. Share these questions on forums and get suggestions from your friends. I am sure this process will make an positive impact on your interview performance.

4) Be Honest

Never try to lie in an interview. Interviewers hate liars, nobody wants to hire a liar. It's perfectly fine if you were unemployed in last few months or you were doing a blue collar job but never lie. After making one lie, interviewer will interrogate about that answer from you and then you need to build a chain of lies. There is high probability that he will catch you.

It's very easy to be honest while being dishonest is a very difficult job.

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5) Read your course basics

Interviewers are always interested in what you did in past. There is a perception that if you were a good student then you will be a good employee too. You can't complete your whole course in a day but there is a trick. Read all the basics and leave details behind. Nobody is going to ask questions in details. You always have a "Long Term Memory Loss" excuse. Use this. 

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  1. yeah dont go for any coaching center if you have capability to crack exams with slight preparation and commitment but if you go to any institute for coaching then say it but do not say sir i prepared myself ......
    lies to interview panel they will get u

  2. sir,aap sirf safal logo ko hi mantra dete rahoge ki kuchh hamare liye bhi kahoge ?Bank ki coming soon vacancy ki bhi jankari doge ? SBI P.O. & CLERK-kab tak aa raha hai ?

  3. hello sir
    i have cleared ibps clerk written with 116 marks.
    i belong to M.P. but i am living in mumbai so i have applied for maharashtra .it will create any problem....?
    please reply

    1. Yes
      Tujhe Marathi Ani chahiye Bawle!

  4. Hi sir
    My performances so far..
    Rrb po-134
    Rrb clk-133
    Ibps po-80
    Ibps clk-135
    Category- general Rajasthan...

    Will I be able to fetch a job this year....I been preparing for govt job for almost 2 yrs....my po interview was OK type.....please reply

  5. Thanku sir for yr valuable advices , bt i hav a little query that in year 2012 i joined a institute for ssc exam prepration .. bt i was nt satisfied wid it so i left it before cmpletion n i didnt fought the ssc exam too , bcz i ws nt prepared 4 it. but from last 8 mnths i m preparing for IBPS by myself n wid yr guidence ..n i selected in RRB's clerk n po n IBPS clerk. so if the interview panel ask me abt coching , then wt should i rply " whether i hav joined it or not ?
    plsss rply me. thankss 1nc again.

  6. bro i lied in po interview about my past work exp and i think they caught me will they fail me?

  7. My IBPS Score is 64 in SC what is my chance for final selection??

  8. Sir will they consider marks in written test of ibps clerks for giving marks in interview


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