One Day Session on "Interview Skills"
18th August, 2017
ISTE Student Chapter of Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon in collaboration with IBS Business School, Gurgaon organized an "One Day Session on “Interview Skills” for the Final Year students of Information Technology, Computer Science and Information Technology & Electronics and Computer Science Department on18th August 2017.
The session was conducted by Ms. Jane Saldanha, Faculty Member and a trainer for Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Soft Skills at IBS Business School, Gurgaon. 16 years industry experience in FMCG, Petroleum, IT and ITES; she has worked with Britannia Industries, Hindustan Petroleum, HCL Technologies and American Express. She has around 9 years PGPM teaching experience. In Feb 2016, she was the national winner of the first prize at CII Western Region’s Edgefarm HR Case Study Writing Competition, in Mumbai, for authoring a case study on transformation and cultural change, in the primary data category. She is certified as an ATD Master Trainer from Dallas, USA, 2015 and holds a certificate in Change Management.
The main aim of the event was to prepare students for the world of work and provide advice and guidance on developing their interviewing skills. The session enabled candidates to have a fair idea about the sort of things they are going to experience at actual interviews, and prepare them how accurately they can deal with it.
Ms. Jane started her lecture by sharing her interview experience with the students. She explained success in job interview starts with a solid foundation of knowledge. The more research you will conduct, the more you will understand the employer and better you will be able to answer interview questions. She said before going for an interview, prepare your answer for the very common questions usually asked in the interviews.
Ms. Jane discussed the dressing and body language for an interview. She said always wear ironed formal clothes. Never wear too much jewelry or a strong fragrance. She then explained body language for interview. She defined that body language is a form of non - verbal communication, consisting of body pose, gestures, and eye movements. She discussed the importance of good eye contact, smile, open body language, practice for handshake & accept an offer for a glass of water. Eye plays important role during interview. According to her communication during interview is an essential part of interview. It is necessary to listen carefully to interviewers questions, avoid interrupting the interviewers & try not to use jargon in your answers or questions.
The lecture was very knowledgeable and the students understood how to deal with nervousness. Experiences shared about interview skills during the lecture were very helpful and it enhanced the knowledge of students to a great extent.