I attended many interview in 2010-2013, before that I gave dozens of interviews in 2009, interview in 2009 were simple. But I observe that the interview styles in 2010-11 are changing, for example I went for online sales job they ask me to write a sales letter to sell the telephone set which was on the table. I went to Pakistan Tobacco Company (PTC) for MTO job they asked me to sell the tissues which were on the table to the interviewer. Once I went to Nadeem Catering Company for sales officer job. They ask me to write a paragraph on given topic “Education” in both languages Urdu and English. I went for interview in an NGO. They ask me to write a Job application. I went to Ovex Technologies Pakistan for a customer relationship officer job they asked me to read a paragraph. Many other asked to do different tasks. I am trying to list all the output of my experience. You can be given these tasks in any interview. I hope you will find them helpful.
Now many companies starting written test to short list the candidates for interview. But here we are only discussing the interview parts.
This is the first task of any interview. Basically most of the interviews start from interview. In this introduction just tell about your current job, professional experience, qualification and your future goals if you want. This is much important part and this part will lead your whole interview.
The second question you may be asked, that can be about your salary package
Writing a paragraph
You can be asked to write a paragraph in any given language Most probably on current affairs or relevant to your qualification, professional experience.
Write a letter
You can be asked to write a letter to any party, it can be a sales letter, job letter, letter to editor, letter of complaint, reply to a complain etc.
Write an application
It is same like letter but most of the times you can be asked to write a job application that you need a job etc.
Sell this product
You can be asked to sell any given product, or available product on interview table, or you can be asked how will you communicate with our customers in this situation interviewer will be your customer. Simly you also can be asked to create a scenario to sell this product.
“Suppose I am shopkeeper do sell me this pack of cigarettes”
“Sell me this tissue box”
“Sell me this telephone set”
Design this product
You also can be asked to design a packing for a specific product, especially if you are there for engineering job interview. Then this will be much important for you.
You can be given a paper to read; mostly that paper will include some special words which will be unknown to you. They will check your proficiency, reading style etc. mostly call center jobs will ask you about this.
On which basis we hire you
This is much important question which most of employers will ask you. Just give an intelligent answer.
At the end interviewer will say you “ask any question if you want” I suggest you to ask minimum two or three questions. Even you know the answers of those questions.
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