Interview Tips

The interview is meant to probe and evaluate your personality and not merely your knowledge. The application of your knowledge to reveal your personality in a positive manner will guarantee your sure success in die interview. This means, to begin with, you must acquire and have the knowledge in your possession. Knowledge never goes to waste. Knowledge is power and ideas rule the world. Without adequate knowledge you cannot hope to win in an interview. You cannot bluff; dodge or talk your way out by discussing irrelevant or superfluous things in an interview. You must acquire die knowledge by preparation, study, discussion, reading and thinking after carefully going through the syllabus.

Now, let us see how your knowledge should be applied or put to use in the right way to attain your goal. The next requirement is free and fluent power of expression. No one will be able to know

and appreciate the extent and depth of your knowledge and ideas unless you communicate and convey them to others effectively, coherently and convincingly. In an interview, your ability to speak is of paramount importance for success. Ability to speak, thus, becomes the short cut to distinction.
 
Last, you must remember that the Board is going to assess your personality and leadership level from what you say and how you say it, when you respond to the questions. You must remember both what you say and how you say because these are very important. The questions asked of you are the opportunities you get to project your personality to the Board. Generally, there is no such thing as the correct answer to most of die questions which would be asked during the interview. The Board would, instead, seek your views, ideas, comments, opinions, justifications, etc. It will also observe and note how you react to their questions, comments and even criticisms at times. You can and must be free and frank and speak out your mind. But you should also be tactful. In other words, you should not be arrogant, rigid, offensive or quarrelsome. Neither you should appear artificial and overcareful. Be natural, confident and cheerful. Substantiate your stand or conclusions with logical, rational and convincing reasons with necessary expert comments.