We all know that acquiring a government sector job is a great deal of satisfaction for an individual these days. This article is written with a view to refrain you from committing one major mistake which aspirants usually make. As a result,fail to achieve their desired position in the government sector.
Students are quite conscious about improving their aptitude skills but they often pay no heed to their interview skills. A major section of this interview is based on current affairs, in which many of us do not score well.
What if the first question of your interview session is : Mr. Zeee are you interested in current affairs? Or, Good morning Mr. Zeee! I can see that you have a very sound academic record, but do you know what does the headline of today’s newspaper read like? This can be one of the simplest tricky questions asked to gauge the depth of your general knowledge. Here again, you do not have much choice other than saying ‘Yes’. You can support your answer with some current affair questions from 2013. This will help you to portray yourself as a well-informed individual.
Be prepared before hand: Update your current affairs regularly. Maintain a small dairy to note down important dates or controversial issues about which you might be questioned on. Revise and update that dairy from time to time. This will help you to remember facts which generally you might not be able to recall after a few days time. Some of the resources which can be readily accessed by you to update yourself could be:
Know about your native news very well: Let’s imagine that your CV reflects that you’ve completed your schooling at Uttar Pradesh and you are not even aware about the verdict of Aarushi Talwar’s murder case. Or, when asked about your views on Nirbhaya Episode, you just couldn’t come up with any concrete answer. These are some of the simple questions the answer of which should be known to you. Being able to answer simple questions accurately allows you to gain ground in an interview.
Participate in constructive discussions: It is important to participate in constructive discussions with your friends through some social networking sites. These types of sites would not only help you to gain views but also share your views in front of many. Being attached to any one such social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Orkut can keep you updated about the views of people at large. At interview your views should sound more logical. Read more and more so that your contribution can add value to the discussion. In this way you will also learn to combat others in aconvincing way.
Techniques to control your nerves: Remember that anxiety can be a major cause of distraction and disappointment in an interview. Some people have certain negative experiences which do not allow them to do their best. A simple technique to boost your confidence is to breath slowly and positively try to nail down the first question asked to you by the interviewer. A good start can successfully sail you through the session.
Don’t sit blankly: If under any circumstances you find that you are not able to understand the question on itself ask the interviewer to repeat the question again. While repeating the question for the second time he might give you some clues which can help you to answer his question instead of sitting with a blank face.
At the end of the day your task is to prove yourself as a well-informed individual, who has a sound knowledge about his subject-matter. You should be a person who has sharp analytical skills and can present his view with conviction and accuracy. You should know how to tactfully manage situations without hurting the emotions of other employees. Your approach towards any idea should be focused and work-oriented like an apt person for the post.
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