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Group Discussion Rules

   Do’s for  GD:

  1. Listen to the subject carefully.
  2. Thinking a few minutes before starting of a GD.
  3. Put down your thoughts on a paper.
  4. Initiate the discussion if you know the subject well.
  5. Listen to others if you don’t know the subject.
  6. Support your points with some facts and figures.
  7. Make short contribution of 25-30 seconds 3-4 times.
  8. Give others a chance to speak.
  9. Disagree politely and agree with what is right.
  10. Maintain Continuity with your ideas; don’t let them down when anybody tries to stop in chaos a period.
  11. Select a different point of view; stronger one that gains others’ attention.
  12. Lend   your ears to every one’s point  of  view and  timely  attack  them considering all.
  13. Speak slowly and confidently.
  14. Whatever is the topic  don’t leave  fighting; something  about  that  you always know.
  15. Never conclude the topic, until it is asked to  do  so.
  16. Be precise and  have a  strong  point  to  speak.
  17. Summarize the discussion if the group has not reached a conclusion.

 

Don’ts for GD:

  1. Initiate the discussion if you do not have sufficient knowledge about the given topic.
  2. Over speak, intervene and snatch other’s chance to speak.
  3. Argue and shout during the GD.
  4. Look at the evaluators.
  5. Talk irrelevant things and distract the discussion.
  6. Pose negative body gestures like touching the nose, leaning back on the chair.
  7. Mention erratic statistics.
  8. Display low self confidence with shaky voice and trembling hands.
  9. Try to dominate the discussion.
  10. Put others in an embarrassing situation by asking them to speak if they don’t want.
  11. Blame anyone there.
  12. Interact with a single person, talk to all of  them so that there is a pleasing  atmosphere.
  13. Feel anyone  is better than  you.
  14. Contradict yourself.
  15. Mix your personal emotions.

 

Points  to  remember

  1. Don’t  ever  commit  the  mistake  of  speaking  a  lie  in  an interview.
  2. Be  honest  while giving your  answers. If  you  don’t know  any answer, just simply  say “  I  am sorry. I  don’t  have an  idea about this ”.
  3. Don’t try to fool  around  because  the  interviewers are  smart  people. That’s why you   sit on   this  side  of the table  and they  on  the other  side.
  4. Try and avoid  giving  answers in just  a “ Yes” or a “No”. Explain wherever possible.
  5. Don’t be  very rigid  in your  answers; be  open  to  suggestions  and  recommendations; be  cool  and calm  in  stressful  situations when  interviewer negates your  responses.
  6. Be  very  attentive. Try and  grasp  the questions  at  one  go.
  7. Be  extremely  patient. Placement process  often takes  longer than what we expect.

 

 

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Always keep in mind:

(i)                Perfect dress for  an  interview

 For  Boys:

WINTERS:

  • Business  suit.
  • Tie and leather  shoes.
  • The shirt should be full-buttoned.
  • The combination has to be Dark colored trousers with light colored shirt.

SUMMERS:

  • Full sleeves shirt and trousers.
  • The shirt should be full-buttoned.
  • The combination has to be Dark colored trousers with light colored shirt.
  • Tie and leather shoes.

For  girls:

WINTERS:

  • Business suit

SUMMERS:

  • Full sleeves shirt & trousers or formal suits(Indian/Western).
  • In case of  Indian suit, stole  should  be properly  pinned.

 

(i)                Things to be carried to an  interview

 

  1. Carry enough copies of  your  CV.
  2. Atleast 4 passport size photographs and a glue stick.
  3. All original  mark sheets, attested  photocopies of  marksheets, certificates of  trainings, any  other  certifications.
  4. A neat white handkerchief.
  5. A couple of safety pins.
  6. A positive attitude.
  7. A pleasant smile.
  8. Always remember to switch off your cellphones before entering the Interview Room.

 

                         INTERVIEW  RULES

Do’s:

  1. Remember that 7% of your impact comes from the words you say;38% from how you say it(your tonal quality);and 55% from what your body is doing while you’re speaking.
  2. Know that “YOU” is the most persuasive word in the English Language, so the more you can say, “As I’m sure you know,” or “As I’m sure you’ve heard,” the more easily others will respond to you.
  3. Sound happy when you say, “I’m happy to meet you.”(Look your interviewer in the eye and shake their hand firmly.)
  4. Keep your hands where we can see them-out of  pockets when standing, on the table when sitting .We trust you when we can see your hands; we don’t trust you when we can’t.
  5. Research the company/interviewer exhaustively.What’s their bestselling product/mission statement/biggest competitor? Why specifically do you want to work for them? How exactly are you going to contribute to their success?
  6. Have the answers to ‘Softball Questions/Inquiries’ (questions so big you don’t know what to swing at) such as, “What was your favorite thing about your last job?” or “Tell me about yourself.” These should be grounded in a story such as, “My favorite thing about my last job was the opportunities I had to work with my team. For example, we once had 24 hours to put together a presentation……….”
  7. Have the answers to, “What’s your greatest strength/weakness?” (Your greatest weakness is just a strength take to extreme, “I’m so interested in my subject, I tend to inundate people with detail about it. But I’m learning to pick and choose what information will be most effective,” etc.)

 

 Don’ts:

  1. Use useless modifiers. (Great, amazing, incredible, etc.)
  2. Sit with a “too cool for school” attitude (leaning back, one leg crossed over the other, one arm thrown over the back of the chair.)
  3. Lean toward your interviewer.
  4. Use ‘hope’ as a strategy-as in, “I hope nobody asks me that.” Prepare answers to the worst three questions you anticipate getting. Practice them out loud.
  5. Forget you are interviewing from the time you arrive at the building-many employers can see you from the parking lot, or are in the elevator with you. This is not the time to brush your hair, remove your gum, and finish your phone call.
  6. Arrive wearing MP3 headphones in your ears/sunglasses on your head/carrying a bag that’s bulging with papers or old sandwiches, etc.
  7. Leave your PDA on, or check your PDA during the meeting, at the elevator, or on your way from the restaurant table to the door. Nothing is more important than this interview.
  8. Bad mouth your former employers. If you didn’t enjoy the experience, simply say you’re looking forward to still more challenges. Employers prize loyalty.
  9. Have a salary range in mind. While you should not bring up a number, if they ask, “What are you looking for?” You don’t need to choke.
  10. Ask, “How did I do?” at the end of the meeting. Instead, you can enquire, “So, what’s my next step?”

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