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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Helpful Hints For Interview.

The candidate or interviewee is a bit in a nervous mood when he enters the Interview Room. His emotional balance has been upset a bit, by the consciousness that he is appearing before absolute strangers, who will, perhaps, be not kind enough in their assessment of his personality.
Therefore, the Interview Board tries to make the candidate feel quite at home before putting questions on him to discover the real worth of the candidate for the particular job for which he is being interviewed. For removing the emotional tension of the candidate, the members of the Board read out the "descriptive sheet" of the candidate which is a kind of brief account of particulars supplied by the candidate himself. Then, the Board puts easy questions on the candidates which restore more confidence to him in answering more hard and complex questions in the later part of the interview.
If the candidate feels that members of the Board are attempting to bother him unnecessarily by putting most irrelevant questions on him, then he can complain to the Chairman of the Board. It is the duty of the Chairman to put the candidate again at case. The candidate should, not in that case, attempt to enter into direct conversation with the individual members of the Board.
The Candidate should take advantage of the following helpful hints:
1. The candidate should enter the Interview Room with faith in Allah and Self-confidence.
2. While answering questions, he should speak in natural way.
3. The answer of the candidate should be relevant.
4. The candidate should avoid using the words "beg your pardon". He should try to answer the question as soon as it is put to him.
5. The candidate should not be get confused if a complicated question is put to him. He should not pause for a long time.
6. The candidate should not be unnerved under any circumstances. He should maintain the balance of his mind to the very end.
7. When talking to the Chairman and members of the Board, the candidate should look into their eyes. He should also be keen, lively and cheerful while talking to them.
8. The candidate must be courageous enough to admit his mistakes if the Board points out to that end. The spirit of honest owning his mistakes will enhance the prestige of the candidate in the eye of the Board.
9. The candidate should also not try to be over clever in answering questions. He should state only what he knows correctly. He should not attempt hazard guesses. If he does not know about a thing correctly, he must own it, gladly and should not bluff.
10. Whenever the candidate avails the chance of describing his own accomplishments of good family links, then he should convey it in a most tactful and subtle manner.
11. While undergoing am interview, the candidate should not inculcate the spirit of criticizing and finding faults with others. The candidate should know that he has not come to the interview to win a verbal battle but to avail a happy conversation. He should exhibit the spirit of agreeing rather than disagreeing.
12. The candidate must listen and observe. If the other man wants to talk, he must extend him chance. He must be an attentive and enthusiastic listening and answering.
13. Before appearing in an interview, the candidate should make a perpetual practice in the art of interview. For this purpose he should win the co-operation of his friends, colleagues and family members.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Qualities For A Good Interview

More can be learn about a person in a brief interview than through his answer books on different subjects. An article of interest can better be judged at a glance than through statement of its qualifications in its absence. A judgment can easily be formed at an interview because it calls forth all the faculties of human personality and as such is more significant and revealing than the written test. One may be extraordinarily successful in answering written questions but may not be desirable otherwise.
The interview has become an essential part of every important competitive examination. After written papers have been valued, interviews of a certain number of topmost successful candidates are held to decide finally about their fate. Viva voce or oral tests also form a part of regular examinations conducted by the Academic Body of the University of Oxford. Viva Voce discloses candidate's mental alertness, initiative, self-confidence, etc.
Importance of interview is very great. A successful interview of a few minutes may enable a candidate to win a decent career. It may carry him from the list of qualified candidates to that of selected candidates or even from the bottom of such a list to higher positions and ultimately to comparatively better services. On the other hand, a little bit of deficiency may turn the scales against him.
The military forces of Pakistan want to recruit Mujahed like young men. The military authorities seek to select such young men who develop the qualities of leadership, initiative, co-operative attitude, social adjustments, etc.
In an interview, generally, such questions are put to the candidate which bring out his common sense, his familiarity with the current national and international happenings and the current social and political trends of the world while answering questions in an interview the candidate or the interviewee must feel natural and easy. The candidate must answer questions in an easy way. The candidate must not attempt to answer those questions which are not put to him. To boast of his academic qualifications and family links, which have already been furnished in the application from, often, entangle the candidate into trouble.
An intelligent interviewee, keeping in view the kind of service he is pursuing, he can almost predict the nature of the questions that can be put to him. Therefore, the candidate should keep himself busy in collecting the required information, well in time.
The interviewee must be very smart in listening and answering the questions put to him. He should be sensible as well as sensitive. His approach to questions should be positive and not negative. The candidate should try to make the conversation lively and not dull. The candidate must use simple and right words while answering questions in an interview.
The interviewee who is able to talk fluently and express himself effectively will secure high marks. For that purpose, the candidate or interviewee must possess a sound knowledge on various subjects of discussion. The candidate must be in a position to support his views with valid reasoning. He should explain in a convincingly manner as to why he agrees or disagrees with a particular propositions. Simply saying 'yes' or 'no' to a question is not sufficient.
The Board which conducts the interview of the candidate, is not merely interested in his mere knowledge. It gives close attention to the candidate's reactions to various situations. It may, intentionally, endeavor to upset the mental stability of the candidate in order to discover his true personality. The Board may attempt to annoy or provoke him by pronouncing his name incorrectly, by not offering a chair to sit immediately, by asking to perform certain odd errands, viz., fetching water, serving tea, removing some furniture, etc. It is against respect to his mind by deliberately attributing certain wrong statements to him, pointing out to certain spots on his clothes, mixing up of personal facts. There are instances, where the interviewee has been asked to sing a song, recite a poem, crack a joke, etc. Such curious situations are coined by the Board for bringing out the true value of the interviewee. In all such odd circumstances, the Interviewee should attempt to retain his calmness and presence of mind.
For displaying good qualities in interview, the candidate should also observe the following helpful hints.
Speak in a natural way.
Don't Bluff.
Don't be Rude.
Sticking to one's point of view.
Keeping a copy of application.
Argument and challenge.
Be Fit.
Follow Direction.
Most of All " Keep Faith in Allah "

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Kinds Of Intelligence Tests

There are two kinds of intelligence tests. They are: Verbal Intelligence Tests and Non-Verbal Intelligence Tests.
Verbal Intelligence Tests: In a verbal intelligence test, the items are expressed in language forms. In this test, there are about 80 questions which are to be answered in a brief time of about half an hour.
The candidate must begin with solving the easy questions. He must try to solve them correctly. He must not be in much haste to spoil his work. He must be patient and steady in solving the problems. His confidence will help him to gain credit for himself in the tests. In order to gain a high number of marks, the candidate must concentrate on establishing relationships between different things or patterns given in the setting in the minimum time. He must observe very minutely the words, figures, patterns, etc. The candidate should note and analyses the particular relationship between these things.
The verbal intelligence tests are of various types. They are:
Analogy Test: One-word substitution, Insertion of Missing Letter, Insertion of Missing Number or Figure, Word Forming, Jumbled Words, Formation of Correct Sentence, Letter Distinction, General Knowledge Test, Alphabetical Test, Completion Test, Synonym Test, Direction Test, Completion Test, Coding Direction Test, Spotting the Stranger, Code Test Coding and Decoding, Commonsense Test, Multiple Choice Test, Arithmetic Test, etc.
Non-Verbal Intelligence Tests: In Non-verbal intelligence tests, the items are expressed by materials, for instance, line drawings, patterns, wooden or plastic pictures, etc.
These test are, usually, arranged to remove the inconvenience of most of the candidates who are not fully familiar with the language. Besides, the Mujaheds or soldiers in the Pakistan Armed Forces have often to tackle such situations in their practiced military life.
The non-verbal intelligence tests comprise: Matrix Test, Sequence Test, Mechanical Aptitude Test, Word Association Test, Thematic Apperception (Picture-Story writing) Test, Psychological Situational Test (The story of THEO or Mr.''X''), Block-Marking Test, etc.
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