How to be the Master of your Interview

No matter how skilled, or on top-of-the-game we are, interviews always tend to make us nervous. There are just too many uncertainties and the stakes are too high. A lot could go awry, based on who the interviewer is and his perception towards the candidate. The only thing we have in control is the way we present ourselves and the way we answer the questions.

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A lot of people are unaware that, the way they answer the questions can put them in the driving seat as far as the interview is concerned.  Not the obvious, correct, well-worded, and confident answer but the answer that compels the interviewer to ask you what you want to answer next.

Here are some tested and tried ways that people have adopted to turn the interview questions to their advantage:

1.Extend your Introduction

“Tell me about yourself.” This question is the golden ticket for you to include exactly what you’d like the interviewers to get piqued about. Remember, in an interview, it is not just your education and skills that they want, but also want someone interesting and with a ‘personality’.  Anything out-of-the-box like unique hobbies, volunteer work, etc. interests the interviewer and influences them to ask questions about it, giving you a chance to reveal more of yourself to them.

 2.Talk about past experiences

Questions about your past experience gives you a chance to highlight your skills and achievements which cannot be put on paper. For example, if in the past, you’ve done successful crisis management, lay it out with a history of the situation and how you warded off the crisis with a strategic approach. Inevitably, questions like how, when and your learnings, etc. will follow, leading the conversation in your chosen direction.

3.Show interest in the question topic

While you need to be enthusiastic throughout your interview, you can always raise the interviewer’s curiosity on certain topics by showing extra interest in the question and its answer. It leads them to asking more questions on the same topic.

Being prepared for interviews is essential in every walk of life. But essentially, it is an art that you can master with practice and guidance at interactive workshops on how to master an interview.

 

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7 Benefits of Industrial Visits

Educational institutes in India are largely adopting industrial visits as a value-added learning method for management students. Learning from textbooks, lectures and other study material does not suffice for holistic learning. Practical, hands-on learning is essential for better understanding of work processes and business functions.

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Industrial visits give greater clarity about important management concepts, as students practically experience how these concepts are put into action.

7 benefits of Industrial Visits for management students:

  1. For students pursuing professional education (Marketing/Finance/Operations/Supply Chain etc.), industrial visits help them gain hands-on experience of how industry operations are executed.
  2. Industry visits bridge the gap between theoretical training and practical learning in a real-life environment.
  3. Industry visits provide opportunity for active/interactive learning experiences in-class as well outside the classroom environment.
  4. With industry visits, students are able to better identify their prospective areas of work in the overall organizational function.
  5. Industry visits help enhance interpersonal skills and communication techniques.
  6. Students become more aware of industry practices and regulations during industry visits.
  7. Industry visits broaden the outlook of students with exposure to different workforces from different industries.

Watch the following video to understand how industrial visits by Welingkar Institute expose students and professionals to the in-depth functioning of a business.

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