Do and Don’ts at the time of SSC interview

Hello Friends,
We are sharing with you some tips for SSC Interviews.
•Always use correct and good grammar. Says ‘yes’ not ‘yeah’.Don’t punctuate sentences with “you know””you see”, ”okay”, etc. While use of these will give you extra seconds to organize your thought or next sentence, the use of these words is not good grammar to use them and they convey a sense of informality not acceptable in job interviews
•Maintain Eye contact

•Respond to questions succinctly, but adequately. The Answers must be always be completed within time limit specified by the interview board, if any. Brevity is important in job interviews.
 •Seek clarification or elaboration of the question if you believe that the question is incomplete or material furnished to you in the question is inadequate. But at the same time do not overdo it lest the board feel that you are indulging in gamesmanship with them. Always be polite when you seek clarification or elaborations
•Treat the interview and the interviewers seriously and show interest in the proceedings in the interview room.
•Respond to questions in a positive manner. Avoid negatives in your replies to the extent possible
•Watch the tone of your voice. While it should be clear and audible .it should not over or too loud.
•Use examples to illustrate or support your replies from our personal experience, if possible •Be rational in your replies and organize them properly before presenting. The answers should be a definite flow. In the beginning, mention the points which you want to make, in the middle, expand upon them with examples and experience and in the end, reinforce key points which you want to assert and end your narration on a positive note.
•When you asked to suggest a solution to an issue or problem follow the problem solving model outlined below. Firstly define the problem. Secondly set out the desired outcome. This is called goal setting. Thirdly outline different solutions r alternatives. Fourthly analyze the alternatives and use risk analysis if you are familiar with the technique. Finally suggest the solution to the issue.
•You should avoid arising controversial topics on your own but handle questions on them, if any, carefully. It is preferable to present different opinions on them and conclude politely interjecting your own personal opinion
•Do not ever lie. The interview board collectively will have over 100 years of working experience and is trained to detect lies and inaccuracies. Answer questions truthfully, frankly, diplomatically
•Do not present long winding answers. You should conclude your reply to each question within time given by interviewer, if any, and therefore organize the replies properly
•Don’t display negative attitude towards any issue posed to you or anyone in the interview board. Never say anything adverse about your present employer, employment colleagues, teachers etc as this will be construed as displaying negativity and pessimism
•Don’t answer any question with a simple yes or no. The answer should be self contained and elaborate enough to satisfy the interviewer. Is you do not present a self contained answer, the interviewer may tempted to ask follow up questions or may conclude that you do not have good knowledge of the subject.
•Do use the opportunity to showcase yourself and at the same time do not give the impression that you are boastful about your achievements.
 •Don’t claim possession of skills, talents and aptitudes you actually do not possess, further questions on them may show that your claim is not true
•Don’t inquire about the pay, perquisites and related issues in the interview. It is expected that you are already aware of them before you actually appear for the interview Never cross your arms on your chest.If you are sitting with your legs crossed it should be done in a manner which will not be taken as aggressiveness or over confidence.Ladies are more comfortable in this posture but they too should not to do it in such a manner that it is mistaken or arrogance.
•There is no harm in admitting that you do not have much knowledge about the issue posed to you. Often lack of adequate knowledge can also be converted into a advantage. You can always keep saying that you do not have deep knowledge about the issue and then outline what you actually know about it.
•Do not overdo anything in interview. Self Restraint, optimism a pleasant but occasional smile and organized replies can win the day for you
•Do not give the impression to the interview board that you have not adequately prepared for the interview. Treat each interview as a once life time opportunity, prepare for it and show in the interview, through your replies, that you have done good preparation for the interview. Do not claim lack of preparation because of illness, family problems, family events etc,
•Do not display poor or lack of knowledge about the job requirements and how you will fit into the job
•Do not forget to thank the interview board before leaving, after conclusion of interview

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