Interview Preparation Guidelines

by Zaryyab Salman
Interview Preparation Guidelines

Zarinews compiled a list of the top Interview Preparation Guidelines you might be asked when going through a job interview.

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Interview Preparation Guidelines


In order to prepare ourselves for the Group discussion or Panel Interview, I’ve categorized the questions (expected to be ask) into three parts:

1. Personal Questions:

These type of question would be ask related to personal life of the candidate such as Introduction, family, likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, your future objectives etc. Your response must be base on truth.

2. Jobs Related Questions:

These types of questions, usually, ask to check how much the candidate is confident about his/her education and skills. These questions more, comparatively, technical than Personal questions. In order to answer these questions, interviewee must be careful to response because they want to ensure how you handle questions to answer accurately with the special consideration on your body language, your communication manner. Answers of these questions may be differing from each other. Example of these questions, why should we hire you? How much salary do you expect? How do you face and solve challenges?

3. Education Related Questions:

These type questions will ask you to check your knowledge and skills that you’ve obtained and learnt from institutions. The interviewer want know your knowledge and current affairs both nationally and internationally especially economy, development, regulations, Policies (Fiscal & monetary Policies).

Discussion topics may be like: How CPEC accelerates our economy? How FDI can enhance? Impact of Deregulation and Nationalization and Privatizations on economy?  Fiscal policy and monetary policy?  etc

Interview Preparation Guidelines


Number 1:

Ensure that you conduct good pre-interview research on the company or organization you are targeting. Ideally, this should be done before you ever establish any contact with the company — after all, you want to be sure that you only target those organizations that have some kind of fit between your career goals and what they can offer.

Number 2:

Your mindset is critically important in interviews and in life. You must develop an attitude of self-trust and confidence to succeed at any endeavor. As stated above, be aware of the power you have in an interview situation and exercise some of that power to steer the outcome of the meeting.

Number 3:

Make a written list of your accomplishments. Elaborate on them. Make lists of your biggest strengths and write down experiences from the workplace (or other experiences, if appropriate) that brought out each of the strengths. Basically, you want to be able to demonstrate to the interviewers, using concrete examples, that you have the track record it takes to do well at the job you are targeting.

Number 4:

If there are negatives in your background (and most people have at least some negatives), be honest about them if asked, but put a positive spin on them. You may need to think this through carefully and take the help of friends and trusted colleagues to do this.

Number 5:

Dress appropriately for the job interview. What is appropriate depends on the kind of job you are applying for and the company’s practices. Your pre-interview research should give you clues to this.

Number 6:

Listen carefully to what the interviewers are saying. Pay attention not only to what they say, but to their body language as well. This will allow you to answer questions and in general, project yourself in the best possible manner during job interviews. There is nothing worse than enthusiastically answering a question — and then discovering that the interviewer had asked something quite different!

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