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Now is the time when call letters are received by people selected for interview. Pl go through the website of IOB to know about it. Read +2 level Economics, Commerce, books and update ur knowledge. Also go through newspapers for the last two months, competition magazines for three months.
Talk to people working in banks and know a little about banks and the present day economy--stock exchange, information technology. Be prepared for questions on hobbies, strengths, achievements.
I am posting an article containing useful ideas. Please read.
Knowing as much as possible about the company can make your interview more interactive and could be just what you need to get ahead in a competitive job market. Next, practice answering typical interview questions so you'll be prepared and comfortable during the actual interview. Plan on what you are going to wear ahead of time. Also, make sure you know where you're going and give yourself plenty of time so you can arrive ahead of schedule.
Gathering background information on Hotel Management course is a crucial element for successful interview preparation. Review Colleges sites, especially the “Hotel Management” section and do not hesitate to request details on the position you are interviewing.
Behavior based interviewing is becoming more common. It is based on the premise that a candidate’s past performance is the best predictor of future performance. Rather than the typical interview questions on your background and experience, you need to be prepared to provide detailed responses including specific examples of your work experiences.
The best way to prepare is to think of examples where you have successfully used the skills you have acquired. Take the time to compile a list of responses to both types of questions and to itemize your skills, values and interests as well as your strengths and weaknesses. Emphasize what you can do to College/programme rather than just what you are interested in. Also prepare a list of questions you want to ask the interviewer.
It is very important to be on time for the interview. On time means ten to fifteen minutes early. If need be, take some time to reach the office ahead of time so you know exactly where you are going. Know the interviewer's name and use it during the interview. If you are not sure of the name, call and ask prior to the interview. Remember to bring an extra copy of your resume.
During the interview try to remain as calm as possible. Ask for clarification if you are not sure what has been asked and remember that it is perfectly acceptable to take a moment or two to frame your responses so you can be sure too fully answer the question.
End the interview with a thank you to the interviewer and reiterate your interest in the position. Then follow-up with a personal Thank You note restating your interest.
Before the Interview
• Learn about the Hotel Management programme/degree. You will impress the interviewer if it is obvious you have done some research. It will also help you develop good answers to the interviewer's questions.
• Prepare answers to typical interview questions. Study and practice your answers.
• Decide what you will wear. Read the section titled "Interview Dressing" towards the end of the note. Be sure your outfit is ready to go.
• Find out exactly where you are going, where to park, and how long it will take to get there. If you are traveling in an unfamiliar city, it is a wise idea to do a dry run prior to your interview time. Drive to the business, park, find the location and time how long all this takes. This will alleviate any undue stress on the day of the interview.
• Get a good night's sleep.
• Arrive 15 minutes early .This not only shows that you are prompt, it also gives you a chance to gain your composure. Be friendly to the receptionist/secretary. They often are asked their opinion.
During the Interview
• Start it off like a winner. Offer your hand, and give a firm handshake, a pleasant smile and a positive confident attitude. Introduce yourself.
• Be comfortable. Take a seat facing the interviewer, however, slightly off center. Be sure you are not facing into direct sunlight or some other uncomfortable situation.
• Listen attentively. Look at the interviewer directly, but don't get into a stare down! Sit up straight. Try to relax. It is okay to take a few notes if the questions are lengthy, or you need to remind yourself of something you want to stress.
• Avoid nervous mannerisms. Pay attention to nervous mannerisms you might have such as clicking your pen, jingling change in your pocket, twisting your hair, biting your nails. Control these impulses! Everyone is nervous to some extent, the key is to appear calm and collected.
• Speak clearly. Use good grammar and a friendly tone. Never answer just "yes" or "no" to a question. Always clarify, expand on your answers. Be sure not to ramble on.
• Be positive and enthusiastic. You want to outshine all other candidates so "turn it on" during the interview! No matter how sterling your credentials are, you won't be hired if the interviewer isn't sold. Pump up your enthusiasm prior to the interview. Never whine, gripe or complain about past employers, jobs, college, etc.
• Ask pertinent questions. Be prepared to ask a few questions. Do not monopolize the interviewer's time, particularly if you know they have appointments scheduled following your interview. Do ask thoughtful questions. Don't ask about salary and benefits, this can be discussed when the company is definitely interested in you.
Here's a sampling of questions you may be asked:.
o Why do you want to join this degree/programme/company?
o What makes you think that this programme/company will be apt for you?
o Are there any of your relatives working in this line?
o Projects you have done which will make you feel good?
o How good are you in Interpersonal relations?
o How good are you in customer relations?
o What do you know about this industry?
o How do you see yourself after 10 years from now?.
o How will you manage an angry customer?
o What are your strengths and weaknesses?

• Watch for cues to ascertain if the interview is over. Do not linger if you sense the interviewer is done interviewing you. When it is over, stand up, thank the interviewer for their time and shake hands firmly. Don't forget to express interest in being selected.
How to Dress for interview
If you are in doubt about how to dress for an interview, it is best to err on the side of conservatism. It is much better to be overdressed than underdressed.
According to research studies, 55% of another person's perception of you is based on how you look. Here's a quick look at the basics:
• Solid color, conservative salwar/pant suit
• Saree with coordinated blouse
• Moderate shoes/sandal
• Limited jewelry
• Neat, professional hairstyle
• Sparse make-up & perfume
• Manicured nails
• Portfolio or briefcase
• Solid color, conservative suit
• White/light-coloured long sleeved shirt
• Conservative tie
• Dark socks, professional shoes
• Very limited jewelry
• Neat, professional hairstyle
• Go easy on the aftershave
• Neatly trimmed nails
• Portfolio or briefcase
Do’s and Don’ts
• Dress conservatively
• Check out what management wears and dress similarly without overkill
• Practice good grooming
• Do have clean, neatly styled hair
• Do have clean hands and trimmed nails
• Do carry a portfolio or briefcase with extra copies of your resume
• Do bring a clean notepad and pen that works
• Do wear shoes you can walk easily in
• Don't wear torn, soiled, wrinkled clothing
• Don't dress casual
• Don't wear a lot of jewelry (Men should avoid earrings)
• Don't wear a lot of cologne
• Don't wear athletic shoes
• Don't eat spicy, offensive smelling foods prior to the interview
• Don't wear revealing clothes
• Don't wear "cutsey" ties (i.e. a flashing Mickey Mouse tie)
• Don't chew gum or smoke
• Don't wear heavy make-up
• Don't carry a purse and a briefcase.

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