Steps to handle conflict related questions in interviews

Conflict management is an integral requirement for managerial positions.

Interviews for this designation are bound to have at least one question on you have handled conflicts in the past. Follow these 3 steps to tackle this question:

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3 Things recruiters assess during first interview

A recruiter looks for these 3 things during first-round interview:

1. Amicable communication skills – Are you able to articulate answers to various questions in a precise manner? Are you listening keenly? This is to ensure that you are Read more

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A Standard Interview question post lockdown

“How did you spend your work-time during lockdown?” will be a standard question during job interviews.

If you didn’t lose your job, then interviewers will want to know how productive you were working from home in terms of managing efficiency. If you didn’t have a job, then interviewers will want to know how wisely you spent your time.

No interviewer is going to ask about the career gap caused by lockdown. However, explaining how wisely you spent your time during lockdown can impact your chances of getting the job. The following actions can showcase your profile in a favorable manner:

· Learning new subject expertise & skill sets through online courses · Voluntary work for the underprivileged · Being engaged with freelance work, either full or part-time · Pursuit of any passion in a productive manner · Establishing a small-time business to supplement income permanently · Researching and publishing in your area of expertise

Attitude plays a lot of importance during interviewers. How extraordinarily productive you were during lockdown can make a lasting impression on your interviewers than simply blaming external circumstances for your joblessness.

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How to convince a company to hire you?

There is no 100% guaranteed method that will get you the job you want.

You can only increases your chances of getting hired. Ensure the following during interviews:

1. Research about the company before-hand. Understand their mission and vision.

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3 Steps to ace online interviews

Ensuring proper connectivity is winning half the battle.

Setup your computer infrastructure 15 minutes before your interview. Check for internet connectivity. Check for blemishes in your camera. Use headphones for listening, and test microphone’s functionality.

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Answering strengths & weakness in interviews

This question makes no logical sense. It is usually put forth in fresher interviews.

In this regard, the interviewer is trying to get a sense of your attitude, and your overall communication. As stated in our previous posts regarding Read more

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How to impress in startup interviews

Expect a very busy work-life in startups. You will either love it, or hate it from Day 1.

If you crave high frequency challenges, then startups should be your choice. Startup founders have chaotic schedules, in managing multiple teams. Read more

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Are personality or cognitive tests effective during interviews?

Barring outlier cases, personality or cognitive tests do serve any purpose.

A cognitive test is given to assess a candidate’s analytic thought process. This is helpful in market research professions for qualitative data extraction and analysis. However, this is Read more

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How to be Creative during interviews

Creative communication is essential while discussing complex topics during interviews.

3 methods can be adopted:

1. Visualize wherever applicable – use a paper or a white board to connect various scenarios, so that your interviewer can easily comprehend your Read more

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How to avoid speaking fast during interviews

Speaking fast comes off as insecurity or being desperate for the job.

Another downside is that it is hard for your interviewer to comprehend you. Maybe you are nervous or shy, which is understandable, or perhaps speaking fast is Read more

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