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Successful Interviews Tips
You’re invited to an interview. First you must get the basics right and abide by the 8
golden rules. They may seem obvious but applicants continually ignore them. They are:
• Research the organisation. Read any information they send you. Investigate their web
• Prepare to substantiate everything you said in your application
• Arrive early and in the right state of mind to be interviewed
• Dress to fit in. Make it easy for them to imagine you working in their organisation.
• Treat everything – from entering their premises to leaving – as part of the selection
• When you first meet, look your host in the eye, shake hands and smile
• Sit up straight in your chair with open body language – no crossed arms, fiddling with
your face or gripping. Use your hands to emphasise what you say.
• Never introduce a negative unless it is absolutely necessary. Always look for positive
reasons for what you have done and why you have applied for this particular job.
Obey these rules and you stand a chance.
Next consider how to answer the different types of question.
1 The ‘Why’ questions
Be ready to explain positively why you did what it says you did on your CV or
application form. Go further and prepare to say why this particular career is attractive,
why you want this job and why you are keen to work for this organisation. Look for
things you have in common – interests, expertise, location, etc. Don’t simply tell them
what they already know.
2 The ‘Experience’ questions
Think hard about your experience and how it can add value to your prospective
employer. Consider which areas of your previous work relate most strongly to the job
you have applied for and be ready to supply the evidence that this is the case.
3 The ‘Competency’ questions
Often, when you apply for a job, you will receive a job description and person
specification. The latter will outline the skills you need to be successful in this role and
lay down competencies that are essential. Teamwork, communication and initiative are
often part of what recruiters call ‘generic skills’, essential in many jobs. Be prepared to
relate how you have exhibited these skills and use STAR- situation, task, action, and
results to provide a full answer.
4 ‘Scenario’ questions
“What would you do if…?” Naturally these scenario questions are different for each type
of job and relate to real situations you would face. Think about what you will encounter
in the job you’re being interviewed for and be ready to answer them.
5 Bolts from the blue
Especially in customer/client facing roles, it is essential that you are not phased by what
seem to be ridiculous questions. Some interviewers ask these to see your reaction. For
example, you might be asked, ‘If you were a car what make would you be?’ Slow down.
Think. Then try to find a logical answer.
6 Who else have you applied to?
Employers want to know that you have a sensible job seeking strategy. Not a haphazard
one. It should demonstrate a motivation to adapt to their type of organisation.
7 Where do you see your career going from here?
Be ambitious but emphasise what you would contribute and how you can progress.
8 What skills do you need in this job?
Where is the evidence that you have them? Often these can be discovered if they show
you a job description. If not think hard before you attend the interview and write down
the evidence that you have these skills so that it easily comes to mind.
9 What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Think of your weaknesses as areas for development. Don’t say that you are a
perfectionist – it’s something of a cliche.
10 Why should we recruit you?
Show how you could add value to the organisation if appointed.
11 Have you any questions to ask us?
Use this to express a real interest in what they do, not to find out about the perks of the
Many employers now use other techniques in addition to interviews to help them select
the best candidates. These include:
Giving a presentation/lecture
These are often used for academic jobs. Think about pitching it right for your audience.
Never go over time. Use bullet points for notes and maintain eye contact with your
For verbal, numerical and diagrammatic reasoning or logical thinking.Practise these.
Facilitate the group. Participate. Contribute ideas. Build on the ideas of others. Don’t shut
people out, interrupt, talk over, dismiss the ideas of others out of hand or take the
discussion off topic.
Enter wholeheartedly into the spirit of the event, no matter how crazy you think it is.
Apply the same for discussion groups.
Read the case study and underline the important factors. Write these on some paper to get
them firmly into your brain. Then re arrange them into pros and cons, a logical sequence
or timeline. Then write your report. Consider whether a bullet point executive summary
is better than lengthy prose.
This is all about taking decisions and prioritising. Faced with several courses of action
you have to decide which are most important.
If asked to complete a personality questionnaire, just be yourself. Attempts to swing the
result in favour of what the recruiter may want are likely to be unsuccessful
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SAMPEL PAPER BANK OF PUNJAB
Complete the sentences by choosing the most appropriate option, from the given lettered choices (A to D) below each.
Whenever the weather is nice, I _____ to work.
Each question below consists of a related pair of words, followed by five lettered pairs of words. Select the lettered pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the original pair.
Choose the lettered word or phrase that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word in capital letters.
Questions 5-8 are based on the following passage.
Although the schooling of fish is a familiar form of animal social behavior, how the school is formed and maintained is only beginning to be understood in detail. It had been thought that each fish maintains its position chiefly by means of vision. Our work has shown that, as each fish maintains its position, the lateral line, an organ sensitive to transitory changes in water displacement, is as important as vision. In each species a fish has a “preferred” distance and angle from its nearest neighbor. The ideal separation and bearing, however, are not maintained rigidly. The result is a probabilistic arrangement that appears like a random aggregation. The tendency of the fish to remain at the preferred distance and angle, however, serves to maintain the structure. Each fish, having established its position, uses its eyes and its lateral lines simultaneously to measure the speed of all the other fish in the school. It then adjusts its own speed to match a weighted average that emphasizes the contribution of nearby fish.
According to the passage, the structure of a fish school is dependent upon which of the following?
rigidly formed random aggregations
the tendency of each fish to remain at a preferred distance from neighboring fish
measurements of a weighted average by individual fish
both B & C
The word “its” in the passage refers to the
school of fish
The author of the passage believes that the structure of fish schools is maintained through
lateral lines only
the eyes and lateral lines simultaneously
an organ not yet discovered
The passage suggests that, after establishing its position in the school formation, an individual fish will subsequently
maintain its preferred position primarily by visual and auditory means
make continuous sensory readjustments to its position within the school
make unexpected shifts in position only if threatened by external danger
surrender its ability to make quick, instinctive judgments
Each body spray made by a manufacturer is a mixture of two or more essences selected from a stock of exactly five different essences labeled F, G, H, J and K. The manufacturer has learned that a formula for a body spray is acceptable if and only if it does not violate any of the rules listed below.
If the body spray contains F, it must also contain H and there must be twice as much H as F.
If the body spray contains G, it must also contain J and the amount of J must equal the amount of G.
H cannot be used in combination with J.
J cannot be used in combination with K.
If the body spray contains K, the amount of K must be greater than the total amount of the other essence or essences used.
Which of the following is an acceptable formula for a body spray?
Four parts J, four parts G
Five parts K, five parts G
One part F, one part K
Two parts G, two parts F
Three parts H, three parts F
The addition of more H could make which of the following formulas for body sprays acceptable?
Two parts G, one part H, four parts K
Two parts H, one part J, three parts K
One part F, one part H, five parts K
Two parts F, two parts H, two parts K
One part G, one part H, one part K
Which of the following could be added to an unacceptable body spray consisting of two parts H and one part K to make it acceptable?
Two parts H
One part J
Two parts K
One part F
One part G
Each of the following is a pair of essences that can be used together in an acceptable body spray consisting of two or more essences EXCEPT:
G and J
K and H
F and G
F and H
F and K
The football coach at Government College, Faisalabad noticed that some of his players were frequently late to morning football practices and seemed somewhat lethargic after they did arrive. He directed his assistant coach to look into the matter. The assistant coach reported back that most of the late and less active players belonged to fraternities on campus which were renowned for their frequent and late-night parties. The head coach then prohibited all of his football players from being members of fraternities. He reported that this would ensure that his players would get to practice on time and that they would have more productive practice sessions.
The head coach’s reasoning is not sound because he fails to establish which one of the following?
He fails to establish a system to monitor his players’ fraternity membership and to impose penalties for those who do not follow his new rule.
He fails to establish that his players are physically big and strong enough to be successful football players.
He fails to establish that his new policy will ensure that at least some of his football players will go to bed at a more reasonable hour.
He fails to establish that his best football players did not belong to fraternities anyway.
He fails to establish that the success of them fraternity system will not suffer if the football players are precluded from becoming members.
EMBED Equation.3 ?
If the sum of two numbers is 5 and the difference of the two numbers is 5, what is the product of the two numbers?
What is the reciprocal of the sum of the reciprocals of 2 and 3?
If the outer diameter of a metal pipe is 2.84 inches and the inner radius is 0.97 inches, the thickness of the metal in inches is?
If a = b and EMBED Equation.3 = b, then c =?
The oldest Hydro-electric Project in Pakistan is:
‘Little Venice’ is the popular name of:
The major staple food crop in Pakistan is:
BANKING & FINANCE
Which asset-liability mixture would most probably result in the firm having the most risk of technical insolvency?
Increasing current assets while lowering current liabilities.
Increasing current assets while incurring more current liabilities.
Reducing current assets, increasing current liabilities, and reducing long-term debt.
Replacing short-term debt with equity
Which of the following marketable securities is/are the responsibility of a Commercial bank?
Negotiable certificate of deposit
Impulsive financing includes:
A line of credit
Q #. Right Choice 1 B 2 B 3 C 4 D 5 D 6 B 7 C 8 B 9 A 10 C 11 C 12 C 13 D 14 D 15 A 16 E 17 B 18 D 19 D 20 A 21 E 22 C 23 B 24 D