DIU Students Grooming Session & Talent Hunt, 2012
My blog post
The most common cry for help we hear is: "We don't know what career we want to do!" Our Careers Service can help us to make this important decision Choosing our career or course for further study is a big decision, affecting our future happiness. We can only make an informed decision if we have an accurate idea of the options open to us. We can help by guiding us and suggesting sources; however, we have to do the research for ourselves.
Some jobs require specific skills, such as IT. However, we can develop general skills that will make us an attractive prospect for any graduate career.
â€¢ Teamwork and leadership.
â€¢ Written communication.
â€¢ Interpersonal communication.
â€¢ Problem solving.
â€¢ Planning and organization.
â€¢ Adaptability and flexibility.
â€¢ Computer literacy.
â€¢ Time management.
Increasingly graduates are starting their own business as their chosen career path, rather than pursuing the traditional graduate recruitment job, perhaps seeing self-employment as a more flexible way to live and earn. One of the keys to success is creating our enterprising streak - thinking creatively, using our initiative and making the most of opportunities to learn and develop new skills. If we want to start our own business in the future, we should consider working for a small business.
Interview is simply an imperfect form of human communication designed to increase the predictive validity of potential employer-employee relationships. No matter where we went to school, no matter what our GPA is, no matter how much experience we have, no matter whom we know--if we aren't able to interview successfully, we won't get the job. Following are some insights designed to help you successfully interview and get the job we want our objective in every interview should be to take ourselves one step further toward generating the job offer. We can do that by doing our very best in each and every interview. Treat every interview as if it were the only one we will ever get with that company and our only opportunity to convince them that we are the right candidate for the position. Although there may be several interviews before the eventual offer, we must score positively in each interview.
Before you go through an actual interview, we should first go through a mock interview. The mock interview is more than just a chance to work out our interview jitters. It is an opportunity to practice our interviewing technique and answers live. It is also a chance to hear constructive feedback from someone who can guide us toward improving our interviewing style and presentation
One critical aspect of job search preparation that can truly set us apart is employer research. Employer research is what brings us together and keeps us together with those who have the power and authority to potentially offer our first position. Employer research serves a dual purpose. First, we will need to identify and target specific hiring companies in our job search. Second, we will need to gather detailed information about each target employer in order to be adequately prepared for making direct contact. While the research guides provide the basic information that will give us a broad overview, it is the detailed information that will set us apart from the crowd.
Facts to Gather Before Interviewing-
â€¢ Key people in the organization
â€¢ Major products or services
â€¢ Size in terms of sales and employees
â€¢ Locations other than our community
â€¢ Organizational structure of the company
â€¢ Major competitors
â€¢ View of the company by clients, suppliers, and competition
â€¢ Latest news reports on the company or on local or national news that affects the company.
Many interviews fail because of lack of proper communication. But communication is more than just what we say. Often it is the nonverbal communication that we are least aware of, yet speaks the loudest. Following are the top five nonverbal, ranked in order of importance, when it comes to interviewing:
â€¢ Eye Contact
â€¢ Facial Expressions
In that first five minutes of the interview, I will have noted many critical aspects.
â€¢ Our appearance
â€¢ Our grooming
â€¢ Our handshake
â€¢ Our personal presence
â€¢ Our eye contact
â€¢ Our articulation
â€¢ And, most importantly, our personality
Notice that I did not mention anything about our coursework, our GPA, or our work experience. That is what got us to the interview in the first place. But it is the "soft factors" that will take us to the next level.
10 Steps to a Successful Interview-
â€¢ Arrive on time.
â€¢ Introduce ourselves in a courteous manner.
â€¢ Read company materials while we wait.
â€¢ Have a firm handshake.
â€¢ Use body language to show interest.
â€¢ Smile and give nonverbal feedback to the interviewer.
â€¢ Ask about the next step in the process.
â€¢ Thank the interviewer.
â€¢ Write a thank-you letter to anyone you have spoken to.
Other capabilities that you must have-
â€¢ We should love criticism.
â€¢ Always think positive.
â€¢ Try to help people.
â€¢ Leadership ability.
â€¢ Time concern.
â€¢ Clear and loud speaking ability.
â€¢ Maintain a career guide book.
â€¢ Set the destination.
â€¢ High tolerance level.
â€¢ Ability to take responsibility.
â€¢ Aspiration to build up a career showing superior performance.
â€¢ Hard working, sincere and eager to learn.
â€¢ Strong desire to achieve results.
â€¢ Strong desire of leading an honest life with dignity.
Name: Md. Imran Jubaed Khan
Contact Number: 01715400270
Registration Number: 064