STUDENTS' RESEARCH WORK-2, SUPERVISED BY MD. MUSTAFIZUR RAHMAN SAMEEN

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(Student Questionnaire about developing job interview skills)

The questionnaire is designed to find out your opinion about developing job interview skills. Your responses will be used for research purpose only. Thank you for your cooperation!
1. Are you developing your job interview skills?
a) Yes          b) No
2. Do you think that developing job interview skills is important for getting a suitable job?
a) Yes          b) No
3. Are you satisfied with your job interview skills?
a) Yes          b) No
4. Ever do you face any interview?
a) Yes          b) No
5. What types of dress should wear during interview?
a) Formal          b) Casual
6. Does interview make you nervous?
a) Yes          b) No
7. Is nonverbal communication important?
a) Yes          b) No
 8. What do you think about developing job interview skills?
             a) Making people aware about it.
             b) Proper training should be given
             c) Proving proper guideline                      d) All

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(Teacher Questionnaire about developing job interview skills)
The questionnaire is designed to find out your opinion about developing job interview skills. Your responses will be used for research purpose only. Thank you for your cooperation!
1. Are students improving their job interview skill?
a) Yes                          b) No
2.  Do you think that developing job interview skills is important for students?
  a) Yes                          b) No
3.  Are you satisfied with your student job interview skills?
                a) Strongly satisfied         b) Slightly satisfied         c) Dissatisfied
4. Which one is most important for a student in an interview board?
               a) Communication skill     b) Motivation power      c) All                           
 5.  Are you satisfied with your student job interview skills, provided by the          institution?
                a) Strongly satisfied         b) Slightly satisfied         
6. How is the performance of the students in the job interview board without developing job interview skills?
                a) Strongly satisfied         b) Slightly satisfied         c) Dissatisfied
7. How is the performance of the students in the job interview board with developing job interview skills?
                a) Strongly satisfied         b) Slightly satisfied         c) Dissatisfied
8. What limitation do you face in developing job interview skills?
a) Lack of commitment        b) Lack of administrative support
c) Lack of teacher training   d) Lack of awareness    c) All


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References

1.   Dipboye, R. L., Macan, T., & Shahani-Denning, C. (2012). The selection interview from the interviewer and applicant perspectives: Can't have one without the other. In N. Schmitt (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of personnel assessment and selection (pp. 323-352). New York City: Oxford University.
2.   Huffcutt, A. I. (2011). An empirical review of the employment interview constructs literature. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 19(1), 62–81.
3.   “Interviewing Techniques and Tips” - Helpguide.org. Retrieved from World Wide   Web: http://www.helpguide.org/life/interviewing_techniques_tips_getting_job.htm
4.   “How to develop a great job interview technique” – SlideShare. Retrieved from World Wide Web: http://www.slideshare.net/Want2geton/how-to-develop-a-great-job-interview-technique
5.   “Preparing for a job interview” - Youth.gc.ca. Retrieved from World Wide Web: http://www.youth.gc.ca/eng/topics/jobs/references.shtml#choosing
6.   “10 Developer Job Interview Tips To Land The Best Job You Can”By John Sonmez. Retrieved from World Wide Web: http://simpleprogrammer.com/2013/03/24/10-developer-job-interview-tips-to-land-the-best-job-you-can

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Conclusion

The study concludes that to develop job interview skill is very important for every student. Develop Job Interview Skill in the class is a positive step and it ensures of getting a good job and getting an interview is an achievement in itself. Only a small proportion of applicants are selected for interview.. Hence, this study recommends for adequate motivation, proper guidelines, teachers training and administrative supports should be increased.


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Recommendation
Based on the aforementioned finding, a number of suggestions can be put forward.
1.   Dress for success. Professional business clothes are always appropriate, regardless of the type of job you are interviewing for. Proper hygiene and a tidy appearance are important. Iron your clothes if you can, and avoid strong perfumes or colognes.
2.   Be there on time. Try to arrive 5 or 10 minutes early to be safe. Find out ahead of time where you're going and how long it will take to get there. Drive or travel the route a day or two ahead, at the same time of day as you will on the day of the interview. Confirm how often the buses run. Have a back-up plan.
3.   Let your personality shine. If you’re excited about the job, don’t be afraid to show it. Employers want passionate employees, so be yourself. Just remember to always keep it professional.
4.   Be confident. Feeling nervous in an interview is perfectly normal; just don’t let your nerves overpower your interview. Eye contact and a calm, clear speaking voice are excellent ways to show your confidence.
5.   Watch your body language. During your interview, relax and sit naturally, but don't slouch in your chair or lean on the interviewer's desk. Avoid chewing gum, or fidgeting with jewelry or your hair.
6.   Be professional. This begins with a smile and a firm handshake. Remember, this is your first introduction to the organization, so be polite to everyone you meet and turn off your cell phone.
7.   Listen and ask for clarification, if you need it. Remember to listen carefully to the interview questions so that you actually answer the question, and never interrupt. If you don’t understand something, don’t be afraid to ask for clarification.
8.   Let them know what you have to offer. When answering the questions, let the employer see what you have to offer their organization. Talk about your past experiences and accomplishments without bragging, and tie those experiences to how they can help you contribute to their organization.
9.   Think before you speak. Although you want to be open and honest in your interview, avoid talking about your personal or financial problems.
10.   Don’t linger. Leave as soon as the interview is over, making sure you don’t linger. Shake the interviewer’s hand again, restate your interest in working for the organization, and thank them for the interview.


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Research Finding
The presentation and interpretation of the data collection and analysis lead to the finding that,
1. Developing job interview skills is very important in Bangladesh.
Limitations
1.   Lack of training and administration support.
2.   Lack of proper knowledge.
3.   Lack of guideline.
4.   Lack of awareness.
5.   Feeling Nervousness.
6.   Lack of Etiquette.

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     The seventh question in the student questionnaire was set as ‘Is nonverbal communication important?
Student Table: 7
Question   Choices   Score   Percentage
Is nonverbal communication important?   Yes   70   70%
   No   30   30%
N=100
Student Table: 7 demonstrate that 70% students think that nonverbal communication is important for a job interview and 30% students think that nonverbal communication is not important for job interview. It is a clear indication that nonverbal communication important for job interview.
    The eight question in the student questionnaire was posted as ‘What do you think about developing job interview skills?’

Student Table: 8
Question   Choices   Score   Percentage

What do you think about developing job interview skills?
   Making people aware about it   0   0%
   Proper training should be given   0   0%
   Proving proper guideline   0   0%
   All   100   100%
N=100
As per the statistics in Student Table: 8, all students (100%) think that for developing job interview skills, we need to make people aware about it. Proper training, prober guideline should also be given. So that, student can easily gets a suitable job.

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   The fifth question in the student questionnaire was designed as ‘What types of dress should wear during interview?’
Student Table: 5

Question   Choices   Score   Percentage
What types of dress should wear during interview?   Casual   10   10%
   Formal   90   90%
N=100
As per the statistics in Student Table: 5, a good number of students (90%) were thinking that formal dress should wear during interview. While only 10% students think that casual dress is important during interview. It shows that wearing formal dress is most important before facing a job interview.
         The sixth question in the student questionnaire was designed as ‘Does interview make you nervous?
Student Table: 6
Question   Choices   Score   Percentage
Does interview make you nervous?   Yes   80   80%
   No   20   20%
N=100
As exhibited in Student Table: 6, 80% students feel nervous in the interview board whereas only 20% students don’t feel any nervous. The survey shows that maximum student felt nervous about job interview.

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     The third question to the student was posted as ‘Are you satisfied with your job interview skills?’

Student Table: 3
Question   Choices   Score   Percentage
Are you satisfied with your job interview skills?   Strongly satisfied   20   20%
   Slightly satisfied   50   50%
   Dissatisfied   30   30%
N=100
The statistic in Student Table: 3 disclose that a large number of students (80%) were slightly or dissatisfied with their job interview skills and only 20% students are strongly satisfied with their job interview skills. The finding can be attributed to the limitation of administrative support and lack of teacher training.
      The forth question to the students posed as ‘Ever do they face any interview?’

Student Table: 4

Question   Choices   Score   Percentage
Ever do you face any interview?   Yes   30   30%
   No   70   70%
N=100
Student Table: 4 demonstrate that 70% students do not face job interview and 30% students face job interview. It is a clear indication that most of the students don’t have any idea about job interview.

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Student questionnaire
The student questionnaire consisted of eight items that were related to the students view on the varied aspects of developing job interview skills. The responses of the 100 students to the questionnaire are put forward item wise as follow:
       The first question to the students was formulated as “Are you improving job interview skills?

Student Table: 1
Question   Choices   Score   Percentage
Are you developing your job interview skills?   Yes   20   20%
   No   80   80%
N=100
Students’ Table: 1 shows that a great number of 80% students are not developing their job interview skills and only 20% students are developing their job interview skill. So it is clear that maximum students are not developing their job interview skills. So they will face problem in future, when they will go for an interview.
     The next question in the student questionnaire was framed as ‘Do you think that developing job interview skills is important for getting a suitable job?’

Student Table: 2
Question   Choices   Score   Percentage
Do you think that developing job interview skills is important for getting a suitable job?   Yes   90   90%
   No   10   10%
N=100
The finding of Student Table: 2 is closely correlated to that of teachers, that is a great majority of the student (90%) and teacher (100%) felt that developing job interview skills is important for getting a suitable job.

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Teacher Table: 7
Question   Choices   Score   Percentage
How is the performance of the students in the job interview board with developing job interview skills?   Strongly satisfied   26   74%
   Slightly satisfied   9   26%
   Dissatisfied   0   0
N=35
According to the statistics in teacher Table: 7shows that 74%% teachers were strongly satisfied with the performance of their students in the job interview board with developing job interview skill. And 26% were dissatisfied with the performance of their students in the board with developing job interview skills is slightly satisfied.
Teacher Table: 8

Question   Choices   Score   Percentage
What limitation do you face in developing job interview skills?


   Lack of commitment   16   46%
   Lack of administrative support   17   49%
   Lack of teacher training    02   6%
   Lack of awareness   01   3%
   Lack of guideline    01   3%
N=35
The above Teacher Table:8 shows that 46% teacher marked for Lack of commitment.49% Marked for Lack of administrative support 6% Lack of teacher training, 3%Lack of awareness 3% Lack of guideline some extend responsible for the limitation of developing job interview skill .

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Teacher table: 5 indicate that 100% teachers support that Communication skill Motivation power both are important for a student in an interview board. Student should have Communication and motivation skill.




Teacher Table: 5

Question   Choices   Score   Percentage
Are you satisfied with your student job interview skills, provided by the institution?   Strongly satisfied   14   40%
   Slightly satisfied   13   37%
   Dissatisfied   08   23%
N=35
Teacher Table: 5 Unfolds that at least 77% teachers are more or less satisfied with the student job interview skills, provided by the institution. This result sums up that Maximum Teachers have a good Satisfaction level with the student job interview skills, provided by their respective institution yet 23% showed their dissatisfaction in regard.

Teacher Table: 6

Question   Choices   Score   Percentage
How is the performance of the students in the job interview board without developing job interview skills?   Strongly satisfied   04   11%
   Slightly satisfied   07   20%
   Dissatisfied   24   69%
N=35
According to the statistics in teacher Table:6 shows that 11% teachers were slightly satisfied with the performance of their students in the job interview board without developing job interview skill. And 20% were dissatisfied with the performance of their students in the board with same condition.

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Teacher Table: 3
Question   Choices   Score   Percentage
Are you satisfied with your student job interview skills?   Strongly satisfied   18   51%
   Slightly satisfied   11   31%
   Dissatisfied   06   17%
 N=35
It is noticeable from teacher table: 3 that 51% teachers are strongly satisfied with the student job interview skills .Where 31% slightly satisfied and only 06% is dissatisfied .This statistics conspicuous reveals that student job interview skills should be increased.

Teacher Table: 4
Question   Choices   Score   Percentage
Which one is most important for a student in an interview board?   Communication skill   0   0
   Motivation power   0   0
   All   35   100%
N=35
Teacher table: 5 indicate that 100% teachers support that Communication skill Motivation power both are important for a student in an interview board. Student should have Communication and motivation skill.




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Presentation and interpretation of the findings

The teacher questionnaire contained eight items which were related to the teachers’ view on the various aspects of “job interview”. The responses of the 35 teachers to the Questionnaire are put forward item wise as follows:
The first Question to the teachers was posed as ‘Are students improving their job interview skill?”

Teacher Table: 1
Question   Choices   Score   Percentage
Are students improving their job interview skill?   Yes   28   80%
   No   07   20%
N= 35
The above Teacher Table: 1 indicates that 80% of the students are improving their Job interview skill and other20% is not improving their Job interview skill.
This finding indicates that the acquaintance of their job interview skill is very important in the modern situation.

Teacher Table: 2
Question   Choices   Score   Percentage
Do you think that developing job interview skills is important for students?   Yes   35   100%
   No   0   0%
 N= 35
Teacher Table: 2 indicate that 100% of the teachers thought that developing job interview skills is important for students.100% teacher thinks that in today employment world, it is very important to have strong interview skill. Having good interview skill help student, advance career.


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Research design and methodology

Subject

This study was conducted with 30 teachers from universities and, tertiary level students randomly selected from two public Universities, University of Dhaka And Jahangir Nogor University. And private Universities Daffodil International University, State University, Northern University .Darul Ihsan University. Eastern University. The teachers being bangle speaking had at least a postgraduate degree in English language and literature. All the students possessed the same mother tongue Bangla, and were learning English as a foreign language.

Instruments

To address and explore the research question, a quantitative method including two questionnaires, one for the teacher and one for the students, was exploited. The present researcher designed the questionnaires on the basis of the experience of job interview at the tertiary level in Bangladesh.

Each of the questionnaires consisted of eight items related to the research problems stated in the introduction. The first items in both the questionnaires were related to the question “Are students improving their job interview skill? “ The second question and the forth items in both the questionnaires were concerned with “If yes, how much are they useful? “  The fifth and eight items in both the questionnaires were linked to “If no, why they are not used? “ The third, sixth and seventh items in Teacher Questionnaire had relations to the question “What does the teacher think about developing job interview skills?” And, the third, sixth and seventh items in Student Questionnaire were connected to “What does the student think about developing job interview skills?” It is worth mentioning that the questionnaires contained almost identical items chosen with a view to comparing and contrasting the opinions of the two groups of respondents.







Data collection and analysis

The data for the study collected from 30 English teachers as well as from 100 students. To tap the teacher’s responses about job interview, the research personally contacted each of the teachers and requested them to respond to the items in the Questionnaires. And to collect the student’s response about job interview, the researcher received cooperation of the teachers