Important Tips to Prepare for Bank Interviews

Interviews
can be quite scary and intimidating because you want to be in control of all
situations you might find yourself to be in, and interviews put you into a
dilemma forcing you to think about, Do I have what they need? What are they
looking for? Or what questions might they ask? Etc.
There
have been horror incidents of job hunters taking texts or phone calls during an
interview, or brush their hair or bring out a sandwich or even worse things.
You might not want to do any of those things. But there are many other things
you have to avoid during a job interview that you might not have thought of
before. The hunt for a job is a long and arduous process. These tips are not
just useful Bank interviews but also for other competitive exams like UPSC.
Arriving Late

Nothing
makes a worse impression than turning up late for your interview. There is
always  a reason behind setting a
specific time for any interview. Sometimes coming too early can be bad as it
can cause anxiety and nervousness. Just make it on time for the interview.
Research
Make
sure you go through the Bank’s official website, read through their
achievements, management and services. Also, read about the bank’s history in
the ‘About us’ section.
  • This will
    give the interviewer an idea about your efforts and interest in the job.
  • Go through
    books and blogs relating to RTGS, credit rate, inflation and reverse repo.
    There could be a major questions relating to these topics in the interview.

Language

Most
interviews are conducted in the English language and are a way to test your
communication and language skills. Unlike your days studying in CBSE schools It is necessary for you to be
fluent in English in order to increase your chances of landing the job.
  • Do not try to
    speak in accents. Speak in your regular tone that use.
  • Use simple
    sentences and try not to over exaggerate.

Overselling

Be
honest and clear about what you have to offer to the organisation. Do not claim
to know everything anything about your field of work. It is not going convince
the interviewers in any way.
Dressing
A
lot can be said about a person from the way he dresses and it has a lot to do
with how you’re seen by the interviewers. They validate their decision to
within the first few minutes of the interviews based on the way you’re dressed.
Dressing too casually can ruin your chance to progress through the next round.
A business suit or a formals shirt of colors gray, navy or black should be
preferred to wear in an interview.
Showing up Unprepared

Being
prepared can bring a sense of confidence, an organized structure, and primed to
talk about you Try to be open to interpersonal dynamics that transpire in real
time and speak up in the interview. Be ready and prepared to think on your feet
all the time. The interviewer might throw you curve ball, so look to give an
out of the box answer than what’s running in your head.
Not Admitting a Flaw

Before
researching about the company make sure you do a little research on yourself
too. You must be well aware of your weakness and be prepared to answer any sort
of questions without hesitation in order to satisfy the interviewer. Try making
a list of work related things that you are good at and bring them up during the
interview, subtly.
Don’t lose your cool

Sometimes
being in an interview can almost be like being in a war zone; you never know
what kind of questions the interviewer might throw at you. Try to remain calm
in such situations, put aside your ego and give your honest perspective and
hope for the best.
Do not lie

This
should go without saying but it vital that you do not lie in your interviews.
Sometimes people get carried away and lie unintentionally and this could lead
to troubles in the future when you are confronted with a helpless situation.
Bio: Kevin
Ronith Kumar
Journalism
and Psychology graduate and an aspiring writer. Occasional football player and
a hardcore foodie.
kevin.ronith@gmail.com
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