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Dear All,
I just wanted to Know how should I Prepare Myself before Appearing for an interview. I have Almost a Year of Experience as an HR in a Manufacturing firm.
So far I have appeared for 3-4 interviews in HR but I have not Been selected anywhere which is very disappointing to me.
Plz help me guyz I am Very much depressed, I know My knowledge is poor in this field but the reason behind that is there no proper HR system in My Company due to which I am unable to get proper Exposure, and since I would be completing a year I am looking for a change and switch to a workplace where I ll get a Better Exposure No matter If the salary is less.
Its not that i don't put any efforts I do a lot of reading and daily i give at least an hour in citehr go through the discussions articles downloads etc. still things are not working...
Kindly Help me Regarding this.
Curious Guy.

From India, Nagpur
Here is a small write up that could help you move from good to great.

Interview – Quality Time: The time that you spend with the client at the Interview, needs to be quality time. This is an opportunity for you to highlight your positive points- your strengths. The client is looking for the right skill set, attitude, aptitude and values that match with the organization. You must make a positive impression on the client.

Ensure you know the basics:

Client Name

Date and time of the interview

Position being interviewed for

Role and Job Description

The exact location of the company / Route Map

Contact person and telephone number

The name of the interviewer, his designation / panel size

Website of the company

Company’s Profile and Corporate culture

Salary range as indicated by the client

Carry a copy of your CV, 2 photographs and copies of your educational certificates and passport.

Pay attention to you dress code and grooming


You must do sufficient research on the company Also ensure that you do not misrepresent any of the factual data including:

Period of service

Current remuneration

Current position and Job description

Previous employment data

Family background

Education background



Questions to expect at the interview

Reason for leaving the present job

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

A valid explanation if there have been too many changes in jobs / industry

Questions based on the job / specialization

Any initiative undertaken in a previous job that has made a significant positive impact

Current performance and quantifying it

Career plans and where you see yourself in the next 5-7 years

What do you know about the company you are seeking a job with?

Personal likes / dislikes / hobbies / willingness to relocate

Current salary and expected salary

References from ex–employers

Family details

Pitfalls to avoid during an interview

Do not be late for an interview. If the circumstances are beyond your control ensure the consultant / client is informed well in advance

Avoid a limp handshake

Be conscious of your posture / body language (Don’t keep hands crossed across chest)

Do maintain eye-contact

Avoid any strong regional accents / colloquial usages while talking

Avoid being either over aggressive or too meek at the interview

Avoid usage of words / phrases you are not sure about

Do not over emphasize on the remuneration / monetary benefits you are looking for

Do not bad-mouth previous employer/s

Be honest about the reasons for changing previous job/s

Be forthright if you do not have enough knowledge about a particular question asked

Do not overstate your past achievements

Do not go for the interview without doing basic homework on the company / job / role / subject

Do not overstate current salary

Be positive and alert at all time during the interview

Ask intelligent / relevant questions when the interviewer gives you a chance to learn more about the company.

Do not be rude or impatient if the client asks probing questions- he may be checking your level of tolerance

Closing the interview

Avoid saying that you need to consult parents / friends etc to take a decision, rather ask for time to give a response

Do not show discouragement if you feel the interview has not been positive

Thank the interviewer for the time and opportunity provided

Be cheerful and positive and show your eagerness to join the organization

From India, Bangalore
thank you so much Mr Raghu, I am Glad for your Brief Explaination.. I ll Do remember all the points Mentioned by YOU. Thank You very Much Best Regards Curious Guy
From India, Nagpur
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