Interviews are no easy affairs, to be honest. They require work and quick tact, they need you to think on your feet. They require appropriateness in situations that one would otherwise have brushed off. Once you’re shortlisted in GD and the Written Aptitude Test, you have to get ready for the interview. Once you’re past this, you can be assured of a seat in the said college. It is no wonder that the screening procedures tighten when it comes to this stage. Obviously, there is a list of Do’s and Don’t when it comes to Interviews. Here in this article, we have summoned all the tips to remember for the SNAP Interview.
Crack SNAP Interview
After the SNAP aptitude test, the qualified candidate will be called for next round of the selection process. This next phase has rounds like Personal Interview, Group Discussion and written ability test. We have listed some of the key points that 1 should remember while going for the interview.
List of Don’ts in an Interview
- Don’t arrive late for the interview or hurry in unnecessarily.
- Don’t pester the receptionist or the person concerned to send you in sooner because you have other commitments.
- Don’t come intoxicated or appearing as if you haven’t had enough sleep.
- Don’t show excessive respect. Act as you would with a direct superior.
- Don’t go for excessive leniency. Keep the professional boundaries intact in all matters of correspondence.
- Don’t let your desperation for admission show in front of them.
- Don’t take family members or pets for an interview. You’re a grown-up and are expected to act accordingly.
- Don’t give them the impression that you’re only interested in an institute for its location or for the job prospects. Speak of other elements too.
- Take criticism gracefully. Don’t act agitated or worried or start apologizing excessively.
- Act Responsibly. Own up to your mistakes. Smile and say you’ll work on them
- Don’t try to downplay any negative attributes in your CV. Own up, and tell them how you’ve bettered yourself since.
- Don’t plead or in any try to unduly influence their decision of admitting you. In more cases than not, this works against you.
- Don’t take negatively about your previous employer or your previous organisation. Always show courtesy at all times while talking about the people you’ve interacted with in the past, and while talking to people before going in to meet the panel of interviewers.
List of Do’s in an interview
- Ensure you are groomed well on the traditional side. Wear a well-pressed formal shirt and trousers along with polished shoes.
- Beards are permissible as long as they are well-groomed and not misshapen
- Take extra copies of your CV. It’s always better to err on the side of caution
- The current custom is to call everyone by their first names even in the office. If the panelists introduce themselves, call them by their first name throughout the interview. If they don’t, call them Sir. It is acceptable to ask their names. But, if they haven’t introduced themselves, don’t take liberties in addressing them
- Highlight your strengths and accomplishments that speaks exactly of what you’ve done so far. Explain it to them how everything you’ve done has influenced you and brought you here. Give them a picture of who you are as a person
- Prepare yourself for questions about yourself, your hobbies and interests, why you chose to do SNAP, why you chose that particular program etc. If your graduation was in a different stream, be prepared for questions about why you chose a different stream instead of pursuing your own stream.
- Make your answers clear, concise and to the point. Don’t beat around the bush. Prepare yourself and convey exactly as much as the question is asked. Silence in the room is okay. You don’t need to rush to fill it.
- It’s perfectly alright to take your time while answering. If you don’t know a question, ask them for a couple of minutes to think about it. If you are not sure, tell them you are not sure and would like to make a guess. These are the honest things that work in your favour.
- Be honest, ensure that your answers are what are reflected in your CV
- Brush up your basics and GK facts.
- Go through your CV once again
Interviews are an informal conversation that have the tagline of formality attached to them. It is perfectly alright to be nervous. In fact, interviewers expect that. Therefore, prepare yourself well and you’ll do well