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An interview is a conversation between the interviewer and the candidate for both parties to learn more about each other for the purpose of filling a position within an organization. Interview is the process of evaluating the candidate left, right and centre. The decision is on the interviewer who leaves no chance to satisfy himself in every aspect with respect to the candidate. An Employer looks for following things from the candidate Intelligence (intellectual and emotional),

Communication skills,
Leadership qualities,
Ethics, Competence,
Energy, Imagination etc.,

People never get a second chance to make a first impression. Your success or failure in getting the job is determined within the first few minutes of the interview. So it is important to create a positive first impression.
* The most important thing is confidence. Just attend the interview that you will get the job.
* Be clear in your answers
* Ask twice if you are unable to understand the question
* Use paper if you are unable to explain. It is always easy explaining using a paper
* If you do not know something, say frankly. But the answer should not be "NO" to basic questions.
* Try to know about the company before attending the interview.
* If a company is working on networking concentrate more on Computer networks and Data structures. You should plan your preparation according to the area of working.

PREPARATION Before going to an interview Before going to an interview, preparation is the finest tool to give the best shot. Interviews are like anything else in life, they take practice to perfect. In this highly competitive world one should always maintain a high standard of professionalism. This is guaranteed to impress your potential employer, as it will show focus and maturity.
* Professionalism means Preparation, Presentation & Punctuality
* Have a good sleep at night as you will be all fresh on the day of interview
* Shake hands with the interviewer only if they offer you first
* Accumulate all your strengths, qualifications, interest in the field
* Describe all the points concisely and accurately in the interview
* Make sure that all your documents look clean, presentable and has proper set up. Always try to acquire a brief idea about the institution
* Being on time is essential to a successful interview. This comes under punctuality. Being early gives you time to relax and prepare for the interview Practice Practice makes the man perfect. The more you practice more you groom yourself. How to go about it

* Go through the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available
* Take at least 5-10 probable questions and try answering them
* Practice answering the FAQs with a friend or in front of a mirror or by yourself
* By reviewing possible answers, you will feel more relaxed and confident in the interview and will then be able to cover all key points in your responses Dress code Do not forget to dress properly because it matters. Be sure that you look smart and confident. See to it that your attire is well ironed and is not wrinkled. It should be neat and clean. Always carry a handkerchief with you. Arrive about 10 minutes early so that you can relax and muddle up all the things before entering in to the interview room. Looking shabby can negate your chances of getting through in the interview.

* Don't raise new points
* Never state only your viewpoint
* Cover every aspects of the GD
* Give a brief and concise overview of all the important points raised during the discussion The Previous Day Confirm the venue of the interview, distance, and mode of transport Locate the venue earlier Relax, have good sleep, visualise and pray The Interview Day
* Reach the venue at least 45 minutes ahead of the interview
* Get familiar with the amblience
* Dont carry too much baggage
* Report to the authority concerned

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