Sunday, 5 November 2017

Top 10 Job Interview Questions with Tips on How to Answer Confidently



Every question has its own purpose. The interviewer cannot just ask you about anything over everything. Every question asked is used to differentiate your skills, and personality from other candidates. There is actually no correct answer to any interview questions. It just depends on how you answer them. Organizations or companies have their own standing with regards to the answers you have given them. They want to determine if you can offer something to their goals.

We have compiled here commonly asked top 10 questions and their tips on how to handle such questions confidently.

1. Can you tell me something about yourself?

This is the probably the terrifying interview questions of all time and the most difficult to answer as well. As an applicant for a certain job, you’d be wondering what the employer wants to know. What’s the point of asking this kind of question? I suggest that you should relax and think of this situation as a great opportunity to impress your employer. Well, the technique here is you should answer them with something that supports your career goals. Avoid telling those things about your name, your birth date, where you live, hobbies and other extra-curricular activities. It would be better if you tell them something relevant to your qualifications and employment history.

2. What are your strengths?

Be sure that you tackle those points that would help you do the job you’re applying for. Tell something about your technical skills and your qualifications and be sure to support them with specific examples. 

3. What are your weaknesses?

With regards to your weaknesses, you should answer them with things that you are improving upon and make sure that it is work- related. Do not just tell your weak points; you should back up your statement with things that you are doing to improve your weak points.

4. How do you handle stress/pressure?

Some companies have a type of interviews wherein a group of interviewers asks you a set of questions. Some interviewers purposely stir up emotional responses by asking questions in a challenging manner. Their purpose is to find out how you handle the stress.

If you were asked this question, just relax and keep yourself calm because they are already observing you. Just describe how you handle pressure by being honest and direct, but avoid being anxious. 

5. What do you know about our company?

Before you can answer this question, you must have a research about the company you are applying to. Knowing their mission and vision can help you make the interview more interactive. It would be better if you tell them that you want to know more about the company. This shows that you are interested in the company and you really wanted to be part of the team.

6. Why do you want to work in our company?

If you were asked this question, the first thing that would come to your mind would be, because you have a job opening. Well, those are clear answers but it won’t give you additional points on your interview. Those kinds of answers might sound sarcastic and may possibly annoy the interviewer.

The point of asking this question is to determine whether you have an idea about where you want to work or you’re just applying to any company that has a job opening.
Having a brief research on a company before your interview can help you to stand out as a capable applicant. It would be helpful if you can think of some reasons about what you can contribute to the company. 

7. Why do you want to leave your current job?

Not all interviewee can deliver a straight forward answer to this question. Of course, you have your own reasons why you want to leave your current job. You should be careful in answering this question. By all means, you should keep your answers in a positive manner. As much as possible, do not give them a hint on how much you hate your current officemate or your boss. At this point, the interviewer is testing your attitude. The firm wants to hire someone who has the potential to become part of their team and not a negative one who can pull them down.

8. What can you contribute to our company?

Tell them your qualities that are related to the position you are applying for. Give them some ways in which you can help the company grow and be productive by sharing your thoughts and ideas. Show them your dedication and your willingness to be a part of the company.

9. Why should the company hire you?

Basically, this question is about selling yourself. Just like the first question, telling something about you. Develop a sales statement and be more detailed as much as you can. Tell them something about what makes you unique and what you can contribute to the company. Think of your qualities you have to offer that match on what the employer is looking for.

10. Where do you see yourself five or ten years from now?

In answering this question, you should focus on your career-advancement goals that are related to the job you are applying for. 

Interview questions are very tricky and you should be more careful in answering them. Your future career relies on how you deliver your answers. Respond appropriately, just relax and be yourself.

Live the life you truly deserve!



 

 

 

Thursday, 26 October 2017

RBI Recruitment for the Post of 623 Assistants: How to Apply



The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has invited applications from eligible candidates for 623 posts of ‘Assistant’ in various offices of the Bank. Selection for the post will be through a country-wide competitive examination in two phases- preliminary and main examination followed by a Language Proficiency Test (LPT). The last date to submit application form is November 10, 2017. Interested candidates may register and fill the application through online mode only from 18-10-017 to 10-11- 2017. 

Aspiring candidates are first necessitated to go to RBI official website and fill an online application form with utmost care. The application form is integrated with the payment gateway for your fee payment that is as follows-

Rs. 50/- for SC/ST/PHD/EXS. (Intimation Charges)
Rs. 450/- for OBC/General Candidates (Examination Fee + Intimation Charges)

For more information on how to apply, simply click here to download a PDF file.


Educational Qualification:

The candidates interested in applying for this post must be having a Bachelor's degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50 per cent marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWD candidates) in the aggregate and must possess knowledge of word processing on PC.

Age limit:
The candidates interested in applying for this post should be between 20 and 28 years. Candidates must have been born not earlier than 02/10/1989 and not later than 01/10/1997 (both days including) are only eligible to apply.
Relaxation in Upper Age Limit:
Relaxation in age will be provided as per the government norms.
Pay Scale:
The selected candidates will draw a monthly salary of Rs. 13150 to 34900.
Besides above ‘Assistants’ will enjoy the following allowances like- dearness allowance, house rent allowance, city compensatory allowance, transport allowance etc. as admissible from time to time.
Structure of Exam:
The structures of examination which will be conducted online are as follows-
·        Preliminary examination
·        Mains examination
·        Language proficiency test
Preliminary Exam: (Objective Type)



Mains Exam: (Objective) Type)
 
Language Proficiency Test (LPT)
The candidates provisionally selected from the mains online examination will have to undergo a language proficiency test (LPT). The language proficiency test will be conducted in the office/ local language of the state concerned.
Negative Marking:
Wrong answers will be penalized in the preliminary and mains examination. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.

Language Proficiency Test (LPT):

Language
The office wise local language is as follows-
·        Ahmedabad - Gujarati
·        Bengaluru – Kannada
·        Bhopal – Hindi
·        Bhubaneswar – Oriya
·        Chandigarh – Punjabi/Hindi
·        Chennai – Tamil
·        Guwahati – Assemese / Bengali / Khasi / Manipuri
·        Hyderabad – Telugu
·        Jaipur – Hindi
·        Jammu – Urdu / Hindi
·        Kanpur & Lucknow – Hindi
·        Kolkata – Bengali
·        Mumbai – Marathi
·        Nagpur – Marathi / Hindi
·        New Delhi – Hindi
·        Patna – Hindi
·        Thiruvanathapuram – Malayalam 

How to Apply:

·        RBI ‘Assistant’ application should be submitted only online mode. So read the form filling detailed instructions very carefully because changes are not allowed in the online application, once it is submitted.
·        To read the form filling detailed guidelines, simply click here.
·        At first go to official website and click the link ‘Recruitment for the post of Assistant’ which will open a new page.
·        To register application, choose the tab ‘Click here for New registration’ and enter Name, Contact details and Email. A provisional registration number will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen.
·        Validate your details and save your application by clicking the ‘Validate your Details’ and ‘Save & Next’ button.
·        Candidates can proceed to upload photo and signature as per the specifications given in the guidelines for scanning and upload of photograph and signature.
·        Click on the preview tab to preview and verify the entire application form before ‘Final Submit’.
·        Modify details, if required, and click on ‘Final Submit’ only after verifying and ensuring that the photograph, signature uploaded and other details filled by you are correct.
·        Click on ‘Payment’ tab and proceed for payment.
·        Click on ‘Submit’ button.
·        On successful completion of transection, an e-Receipt will be generated.
·        Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-receipt and online application form containing fee details.

For detailed notification about this vacancy, click here to download notification.

To read FAQs for online registration, click here to download a PDF file.

For detailed guidelines on how to apply, click here

Click here for new registration.

Live the life you truly deserve!

Friday, 6 October 2017

UPSC Announces New IES Openings for Young Graduate Engineers





Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released a notification inviting eligible candidates (Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering) for Engineering Services Examination (ESE) or Indian Engineering Services (IES) 2018 to be held at three levels, preliminary, mains and interview. ESE Online Application Process is now started on Sep 27, 2017. The last date to submit application form is October 23, 2017. ESE 2018 preliminary examination is on January 07, 2018. Interested candidates may register and fill the application through online mode only from 27-09-017 to 23-10- 2017.

Aspiring candidates are first necessitated to go to UPSC official website and fill an online application form with utmost care. The application form is integrated with payment gateway for your fee payment that is as follows.


ESE 2018 Application Fees:

GN and OBC candidates are required to pay Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred Only) while SC/ST/PH candidates are exempted from payment of any fee. Female candidates are also exempted for paying any fee.
 





About UPSC ESE:

Indian Engineering Services (IES) is reasonably similar to other Indian civil services like Indian Forest Service (IFS) or Indian Economic Service (IES) and in order to search for talented engineer graduates, union public service commission is conducted a combined three-stage national level exam on annual basis that is called Engineering Services Examination (ESE).

Candidates attempting in ESE comes from reputed educational institutions like Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of sciences etc. and after selecting they are assigned in middle managerial positions in the bureaucracy under central government.  ESE officers (Technocrats) formulate public policies and manage public services in the wide-ranging segment of public sector of the economy covering the railways, road, construction, inspection, manufacturing, supply, defense, public works, power, telecommunication etc. and that’s the reason these officials carry high respect and status in the society. 

ESE is organized to recruit for various engineering services that are divided into four categories which are further sub-divided, as mentioned below-

Civil engineering:

Indian Railway Service of Engineers, Indian Railway Stores Service, Central Engineering Service, Indian Defence Service of Engineers, Indian Ordinance Factories Services, Central Water Engineering, Central Engineering Service (Roads) and P&T Building Works Service.

Mechanical Engineering: 

Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers, Indian Railway Stores Service, Central Water Engineering, Central Power Engineering Service, Indian Ordinance Factories Service, Indian Naval Armament Service, Corps of EME, Ministry of Defence, Indian Navy, Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service, Geological Survey of India, Indian Inspection Service, Indian Supply Service, Indian Defence Service of Engineers and Central Engineering Service (Roads).

Electrical Engineering: 

Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers, Indian Railway Stores Service, Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service, Indian Naval Armament Service, Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Central Power Engineering Service, Indian Defence Service of Engineers, Corps of E.M.E, Ministry of Defence, Indian Navy and Indian Supply Service.

Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering:

Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers, Indian Railway Stores, Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Indian Naval Armament Service, Central Power Engineering Services, Corps of E.M.E., Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Communication and IT – Department of Telecommunication, Indian Navy, Indian Inspection Service, Indian Supply Service, Indian Telecommunication Service.

Eligibility Criteria for ESE 2018:

        1.     Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in Engineering (B.E. / B. Tech) from a recognized university or equivalent. M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communications, Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as special subjects also acceptable for certain services / posts only.
        2.     A candidate for this examination must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on the 1st August, 2018 i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1988 and not later than 1st August, 1997.
        3.     Candidates who have appeared in the final examination of the degree programme are also eligible.
        4.     Upper age limit relaxation is provided to candidates as per notification.


Structure of Examination:

IES 2018 is a combined three-stage exam includes pre, mains and personality test/interview. Preliminary exam contains two papers and objective type of questions while mains also contain two conventional papers with descriptive questions. Finally, the interview would carry 200 marks. Details of structure of examination can be seen in the following figure. 

    

There will be one-third (0.33) penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers.


How to Apply:

     1.     IES 2018 application should be submitted only online mode. So read the form filling detailed instructions very carefully because changes are not allowed in the online application, once it is submitted.
     2.     To read the form filling detailed instructions, simply click here.
     3.     IES 2018 application form filling is in the two-part process.
     4.     At first go to official, website and click the link “Online Application for Various Examination of UPSC” then click the link “Click Here for Part-I” given at the right-hand side from the next page open
     5.     Read the brief instructions from the next page open then scroll down the page and click “Yes/เคนाँ” tab.
     6.     Now you are at the part-I registration page. Fill all your particulars as shown in the following figure.
     7.     After filling all the details, click “Continue” tab.
     8.     Now you are at the part-II registration page and you have to do things in the following manner. At first Pay your fee (If applicable) => Center selection => Photo and sign upload => Agreeing the declaration
     9.     You have all done. Take a print out and keep your all details in the safe place for further communication. 
   

 
IES 2018 Facts to Remember:

1.     You can see the syllabus of each paper on UPSC IES 2018 notification.
2.     Once you submitted your application, any change would not be possible at any condition.
3.     Candidates should carefully decide about his/her choice for the centre and engineering discipline for the examination at the time of filling application form.
4.     Conventional papers must be answered in English. Question paper will be set in English only.
5.     In the Personality Test special attention will be paid to assessing the candidate’s capacity for leadership, initiative and intellectual curiosity, tact and other social qualities, mental and physical energy, powers of practical application and integrity of character.   
6.     Aspirants are encouraged to keep IES enrolment ID and password in safe and secure place for further communication.

    
     For detail information regarding IES 2018 simply click here to download a IES 2018 notification.

     For filling the application form online, click here

     Live the life you truly deserve! 

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