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Interview Question & Answer / How do you handle competition?
« Last post by Swagatham_admin on May 25, 2017, 05:12:21 PM »
Tell me about a time when you had a competition with someone. How did you handle it?
There is always a reason why an interviewer would ask a particular question. It could be that the interviewer would want to know about an experience, skill, personality, attitude, knowledge, or ability that you have. Since interviewers do not know you personally, a good way to gauge your qualifications is to ask questions.

One of the things that recruiting officers would want to know is how well you can handle conflicts. This is because conflicts may arise at any given time in the workplace and if an individual does not know how to manage and resolve a conflict then it can be a cause for concern.

What They Want to Know
Interviewers want to find out how you usually react to a conflict. How did you manage it? What did you do to resolve it? They want to know if you are able to use your interpersonal skills to address the issue. Did you listen to the other person’s side? Were you fair, reasonable, and open-minded? Additionally, they also want to know if you remained calm when the conflict occurred and if you were able to focus on the issue instead of getting carried away by your emotions.

Other things they want to find out are the techniques you used to manage and/or resolve the conflict, such as asking questions to find out the root cause of the problem as well as analyzing the situation from both sides and coming up with an acceptable solution.

What You Should Not Say
Sometimes, people can get carried away when giving an answer that concerns conflict management. This is especially true when they get to the part where they have to give an example. But there are things that are better left unsaid, and in this case, it would be wise not to put the blame on anyone (example: “my boss would not listen to me” or “my colleague started it because she was being nosy”). When you begin to point fingers, it would give a negative impression of you.

Another thing you need to avoid is highlighting examples that would show you were the cause of the conflict. Obviously, you do not want to give the impression of being a troublemaker—nobody wants to hire such person. Instead, give an example that would demonstrate your ability to deal with conflicts.

How to Answer
When answering this question, it is necessary to answer in a clear and logical manner. First, you need to talk about the circumstance, so describe the situation as clearly as you can. Then, talk about the conflict; explain what caused it. Then go on and explain what you did in order to solve the problem. During this time, talk about the techniques or methods you used in order to come up with a viable solution. And lastly, point out the outcome of your efforts. Again, it is advised that you highlight on the positive outcomes of your conflict resolution.
-Swagatham Resource Management
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What is the biggest problem you ever had to face? How did you approach the problem?
Questions such as the one given above are something that job applicants should anticipate during their interview. Companies want to hire people who know how to solve problems because problems are inherent in every organization. There are always problems that employees would have to deal with but the reality is that not everyone is equipped with the right mindset, skill, and attitude to handle these challenges properly.

The Essence of Good Problem Solving Skills
People who stay strong and committed to their goals in spite of adversities are considered assets in any company. They are the ones who are able to get the job even if they are faced with problems that try to get in their way. If something goes wrong, they find a way to make it right just so they could do their job.

On the other hand, there are also people who cower when they are faced with big problems. Setbacks may paralyze them and keep them from performing their tasks. These kinds of people can be a liability to the company that they work for, and something that recruitment officers would want to avoid hiring, as much as possible.

Mistakes You Do Not Want to Make When Answering the Question
Mistakes can be made when you give your answer to the question above. But if you are prepared, you can also easily avoid possible blunders. Some of the common mistakes when answering an interview question on problem solving skills are:
When giving your answer, it is important that you arrange events in a logical sequence. Do not jump from one point to another and then go back to the first point. In line with this, do not also give too many points since this will only make your answer confusing.

Not clearly explaining your answer. Do not be in a hurry to finish your answer. Additionally, make sure to avoid using jargons unless it is one that the interviewer can understand. Use simple words and sentences, and keep to the point.

Provide an example that does not illustrate or show a high level of problem solving skills. If you could use a problem that is relevant to the job you are applying for, the better.

An Example
Here is a good answer that will effectively show a person’s excellent problem solving skills. “I was once assigned to organize a company-wide project that would help boost employee morale and consequently increase their effectiveness. I planned to hold seminars and team building programs to achieve the project objective.

However, I was given a very limited budget and the truth was that the amount simply would not suffice. Because our management team is always particular abut costs, it was clear to me that making a simple request for a bigger budget will not work. So what I did was I made a presentation that showed the benefits of each activity I planned and explained why it is a worthy investment for the company. In the end, I got approved for a much bigger budget than I had anticipated and the project was indeed very successful.”

This answer shows that the applicant had good very initiative and analytical skills, which are important requirements to be able to solve any problem effectively.
-Swagatham Resource Mnagement
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Mechanical / Openings for BE / BTech / Diploma - Freshers
« Last post by Swagatham_admin on May 10, 2017, 05:13:29 PM »
Graduate Engineering Trainee
The graduate engineer trainee roles and responsibilities would depend on the specific company. However, overall, a trainee is put through training first equips him/her with the basic skills and then they're usually accepted in ongoing projects. The typical training period is about 3-6 months. Once the training period is successfully completed, the engineers are then offered a regular designation (Junior Engineer, Technical Staff etc.).

From there, the engineers are evaluated annually or biannually on the basis of their performance and awarded promotions & better compensations. The career growth would typically depend on your performance in the company. However, it's too early to discuss about career growth. I'd recommend focusing on acquiring variety of skills and concentrating on becoming a better engineer.

Designation : Graduate Engineer Trainee ( Company Direct Staff )
Nature of job : Production , quality inspection , Assembly
Work location : Chennai
Salary : Rs. 9,000 PM / 8 hrs + OT + Food + Cab

Salary: INR 1,00,000 - 1,50,000 P.A.(Salary hike after 6 month)
Industry: Automobile / Auto Anciliary / Auto Components
Functional Area: Production, Manufacturing, Maintenance
Role Category: Other
Role: Fresher

Desired Candidate Profile
Education:UG -B.Tech/B.E. - Automobile, Aviation, Mechanical, Production/Industrial, Aeronautical
PG - Post Graduation Not Required

Keyskills
Mechanical engineer, mechanical, automobile

Company Profile
Swagatham Resource management is a Consulting company specialized in IT and Non IT, Screening candidates and supplying the right talent to companies.

Interested candidates visit our office
Swagatham Resource Management,
Pl # 15, 2 A Kakkan Nagar, Main Raod
Ganesh nagar, NGO colony , Adambakkam
Chennai - 600 088

Landmark : Bharath petrol bunk / Airtel show room

Interview Time : 9 am ( All working days )
Feel free to call us for any clarification 8939853555 / 9962771306

Contact Details
Recruiter Name: Ramakrishnan
Contact Company: Swagatham Resource Management
Telephone:8939853555
Email: hr@swagatham.info
Website: http://swagatham.info/
Swagatham Resource Management
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Automobile / Openings for BE / BTech / Diploma - Freshers
« Last post by Swagatham_admin on May 10, 2017, 05:12:54 PM »
Graduate Engineering Trainee
The graduate engineer trainee roles and responsibilities would depend on the specific company. However, overall, a trainee is put through training first equips him/her with the basic skills and then they're usually accepted in ongoing projects. The typical training period is about 3-6 months. Once the training period is successfully completed, the engineers are then offered a regular designation (Junior Engineer, Technical Staff etc.).

From there, the engineers are evaluated annually or biannually on the basis of their performance and awarded promotions & better compensations. The career growth would typically depend on your performance in the company. However, it's too early to discuss about career growth. I'd recommend focusing on acquiring variety of skills and concentrating on becoming a better engineer.

Designation : Graduate Engineer Trainee ( Company Direct Staff )
Nature of job : Production , quality inspection , Assembly
Work location : Chennai
Salary : Rs. 9,000 PM / 8 hrs + OT + Food + Cab

Salary: INR 1,00,000 - 1,50,000 P.A.(Salary hike after 6 month)
Industry: Automobile / Auto Anciliary / Auto Components
Functional Area: Production, Manufacturing, Maintenance
Role Category: Other
Role: Fresher

Desired Candidate Profile
Education:UG -B.Tech/B.E. - Automobile, Aviation, Mechanical, Production/Industrial, Aeronautical
PG - Post Graduation Not Required

Keyskills
Mechanical engineer, mechanical, automobile

Company Profile
Swagatham Resource management is a Consulting company specialized in IT and Non IT, Screening candidates and supplying the right talent to companies.

Interested candidates visit our office
Swagatham Resource Management,
Pl # 15, 2 A Kakkan Nagar, Main Raod
Ganesh nagar, NGO colony , Adambakkam
Chennai - 600 088

Landmark : Bharath petrol bunk / Airtel show room

Interview Time : 9 am ( All working days )
Feel free to call us for any clarification 8939853555 / 9962771306

Contact Details
Recruiter Name: Ramakrishnan
Contact Company: Swagatham Resource Management
Telephone:8939853555
Email: hr@swagatham.info
Website: http://swagatham.info/
Swagatham Resource Management
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Quality Inspection / Walk-in for BE / BTech / Diploma - Freshers
« Last post by Swagatham_admin on May 10, 2017, 05:05:15 PM »
Graduate Engineering Trainee
The graduate engineer trainee roles and responsibilities would depend on the specific company. However, overall, a trainee is put through training first equips him/her with the basic skills and then they're usually accepted in ongoing projects. The typical training period is about 3-6 months. Once the training period is successfully completed, the engineers are then offered a regular designation (Junior Engineer, Technical Staff etc.).

From there, the engineers are evaluated annually or biannually on the basis of their performance and awarded promotions & better compensations. The career growth would typically depend on your performance in the company. However, it's too early to discuss about career growth. I'd recommend focusing on acquiring variety of skills and concentrating on becoming a better engineer.

Designation : Graduate Engineer Trainee ( Company Direct Staff )
Nature of job : Production , quality inspection , Assembly
Work location : Chennai
Salary : Rs. 9,000 PM / 8 hrs + OT + Food + Cab

Salary: INR 1,00,000 - 1,50,000 P.A.(Salary hike after 6 month)
Industry: Automobile / Auto Anciliary / Auto Components
Functional Area: Production, Manufacturing, Maintenance
Role Category: Other
Role: Fresher

Desired Candidate Profile
Education:UG -B.Tech/B.E. - Automobile, Aviation, Mechanical, Production/Industrial, Aeronautical
PG - Post Graduation Not Required

Keyskills
Mechanical engineer, mechanical, automobile

Company Profile
Swagatham Resource management is a Consulting company specialized in IT and Non IT, Screening candidates and supplying the right talent to companies.

Interested candidates visit our office
Swagatham Resource Management,
Pl # 15, 2 A Kakkan Nagar, Main Raod
Ganesh nagar, NGO colony , Adambakkam
Chennai - 600 088

Landmark : Bharath petrol bunk / Airtel show room

Interview Time : 9 am ( All working days )
Feel free to call us for any clarification 8939853555 / 9962771306

Contact Details
Recruiter Name: Ramakrishnan
Contact Company: Swagatham Resource Management
Telephone:8939853555
Email: hr@swagatham.info
Website: http://swagatham.info/
Swagatham Resource Management
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Production / Walk-in for BE / BTech / Diploma - Freshers
« Last post by Swagatham_admin on May 10, 2017, 05:04:32 PM »
Graduate Engineering Trainee
The graduate engineer trainee roles and responsibilities would depend on the specific company. However, overall, a trainee is put through training first equips him/her with the basic skills and then they're usually accepted in ongoing projects. The typical training period is about 3-6 months. Once the training period is successfully completed, the engineers are then offered a regular designation (Junior Engineer, Technical Staff etc.).

From there, the engineers are evaluated annually or biannually on the basis of their performance and awarded promotions & better compensations. The career growth would typically depend on your performance in the company. However, it's too early to discuss about career growth. I'd recommend focusing on acquiring variety of skills and concentrating on becoming a better engineer.

Designation : Graduate Engineer Trainee ( Company Direct Staff )
Nature of job : Production , quality inspection , Assembly
Work location : Chennai
Salary : Rs. 9,000 PM / 8 hrs + OT + Food + Cab

Salary: INR 1,00,000 - 1,50,000 P.A.(Salary hike after 6 month)
Industry: Automobile / Auto Anciliary / Auto Components
Functional Area: Production, Manufacturing, Maintenance
Role Category: Other
Role: Fresher

Desired Candidate Profile
Education:UG -B.Tech/B.E. - Automobile, Aviation, Mechanical, Production/Industrial, Aeronautical
PG - Post Graduation Not Required

Keyskills
Mechanical engineer, mechanical, automobile

Company Profile
Swagatham Resource management is a Consulting company specialized in IT and Non IT, Screening candidates and supplying the right talent to companies.

Interested candidates visit our office
Swagatham Resource Management,
Pl # 15, 2 A Kakkan Nagar, Main Raod
Ganesh nagar, NGO colony , Adambakkam
Chennai - 600 088

Landmark : Bharath petrol bunk / Airtel show room

Interview Time : 9 am ( All working days )
Feel free to call us for any clarification 8939853555 / 9962771306

Contact Details
Recruiter Name: Ramakrishnan
Contact Company: Swagatham Resource Management
Telephone:8939853555
Email: hr@swagatham.info
Website: http://swagatham.info/
Swagatham Resource Management
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Fresher / Walk-in for BE / BTech / Diploma - Freshers
« Last post by Swagatham_admin on May 10, 2017, 05:02:31 PM »
Graduate Engineering Trainee
The graduate engineer trainee roles and responsibilities would depend on the specific company. However, overall, a trainee is put through training first equips him/her with the basic skills and then they're usually accepted in ongoing projects. The typical training period is about 3-6 months. Once the training period is successfully completed, the engineers are then offered a regular designation (Junior Engineer, Technical Staff etc.).

From there, the engineers are evaluated annually or biannually on the basis of their performance and awarded promotions & better compensations. The career growth would typically depend on your performance in the company. However, it's too early to discuss about career growth. I'd recommend focusing on acquiring variety of skills and concentrating on becoming a better engineer.

Designation : Graduate Engineer Trainee ( Company Direct Staff )
Nature of job : Production , quality inspection , Assembly
Work location : Chennai
Salary : Rs. 9,000 PM / 8 hrs + OT + Food + Cab

Salary: INR 1,00,000 - 1,50,000 P.A.(Salary hike after 6 month)
Industry: Automobile / Auto Anciliary / Auto Components
Functional Area: Production, Manufacturing, Maintenance
Role Category: Other
Role: Fresher

Desired Candidate Profile
Education:UG -B.Tech/B.E. - Automobile, Aviation, Mechanical, Production/Industrial, Aeronautical
PG - Post Graduation Not Required

Keyskills
Mechanical engineer, mechanical, automobile

Company Profile
Swagatham Resource management is a Consulting company specialized in IT and Non IT, Screening candidates and supplying the right talent to companies.

Interested candidates visit our office
Swagatham Resource Management,
Pl # 15, 2 A Kakkan Nagar, Main Raod
Ganesh nagar, NGO colony , Adambakkam
Chennai - 600 088

Landmark : Bharath petrol bunk / Airtel show room

Interview Time : 9 am ( All working days )
Feel free to call us for any clarification 8939853555 / 9962771306

Contact Details
Recruiter Name: Ramakrishnan
Contact Company: Swagatham Resource Management
Telephone:8939853555
Email: hr@swagatham.info
Website: http://swagatham.info/
Swagatham Resource Management
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What did you do to meet your deadlines?
When you are in a job interview, one of the questions that you are going to be asked will have something to do with time management. Although there are job positions that have higher priorities for time and schedules, time management is still considered a must-have quality for just about any profession.

Answering a Question on Time Management
Time management is one of the most important ingredients for productivity. If you know how to manage your time well, you could get a lot of things done within the day. Everyone has only 24 hours per day, and yet some people are more productive than others.
Companies would always want to hire a productive person because this individual will be an asset to them, as compared to someone who hardly gets anything done in a day. For this reason, make sure that when a question about time management is asked, you should not just answer anything that comes to your mind, but instead, you must structure your answer in such a way that will clearly suggest you are excellent when it comes to managing your own time.

Why Time Management is Important
Ever wonder why there are seminars being conducted on the topic of time management? Did it ever occur to you why companies would spend a fortune just to train their employees how to manage their time? Well, these things only prove even further that time management is an essential quality that companies look for in people.

Apparently, there is a good reason why the interviewer wants to know just how well you manage your tasks. If Person A could finish 10 tasks in a day while Person B can complete only 5, then of course, the company they work for would be happier with Person A’s performance and would wish that they had more people like him. A high level of productivity can help lower business costs, and conversely, low productivity will only mean a waste of resources.

How to Answer the Question
The key is to simply knowing how to organize and prioritize your tasks. This is something that the interviewer wants to hear from you. Of course, the interviewer would also want to know your method of managing your tasks and what you basis are for allotting a certain amount of time to each one. They want to know if your method of managing your time will fit their system.

Although many candidates would simply answer in a general way, it pays to be precise and clear with your answer. Explaining the “how” is crucial because it will give your interviewer the idea that you really are good at time management.

Moreover, giving concrete examples that would better illustrate your time management abilities would also be helpful since this could help prove how efficient you are in managing your tasks. It would be good if you use a relevant example, such as a job-related one. You can also talk about a situation involving school, such as when you handled a class project or an organization activity, if you have no work experience yet.

-Swagatham Resource Management
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This interview question is more commonly asked to job candidates for a supervisory or managerial position as it seeks to find out the ability of the person to convince or influence others. Yet, even on a regular job item, interviewers may also ask the question to job seekers to identify leadership potentials.

Not everyone is gifted with great persuasion skills, & if you are typically not this kind of person, this question may pose a challenge to you. You can be at risk for lulls and unnecessary pauses and you would not want this to happen in your interview.
Take this simple guide to structure your response fairly well and effectively.

Think of a Simple Situation
You can never go wrong with choosing a relatively simple and non-complex situation. Think of an experience without a lot of complications. Even if you have a story to tell, it does not mean that you are a winner by sharing your most complicated story. Keeping it simple is safe enough especially when in an interview. Moreover, keep the details of your story brief and meaningful. Simply present the idea and how you managed to persuade the person to go with your idea.

What Situation to Describe
Usually, the challenge in answering the question after it is asked is in the process of thinking what experience to share. An effective tip is to think of a time when you were able to successfully convince someone about something. However, steer clear of controversial issues in order to project a positive influence and keep the interviewer from thinking of prejudices about you.

You might want to share that moment when you were able to convince a friend on what color to choose, what movie to watch, or what food to eat. Stress that you were able to convince the person because you think the idea you presented is more favorable and helpful for the situation at hand.

Sound Convincing Enough
Since the question is basically about your persuasion skill, it is only fitting to also sound convincing while sharing your story. A confident and enthusiastic tone of voice will do the trick. Well, you really have to answer in this manner the whole time during the interview anyway. If you feel you have good persuasion skills, you may have an edge over the other candidates so take this opportunity to showcase your skill. The interviewer will take note of your competence and shortlist you as a potential candidate for the job.

Since this question is quite challenging to answer during interviews, the technique is to answer using simple situations with an impact. To reiterate, do not complicate your story and do keep it simple. It is also not a good idea to fabricate a story to tell since it will obviously reflect on your delivery or voice tone especially if persuasion skill is something you are not good at.

-Swagatham Resource Management
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Interview Question & Answer / What do you think about continuous learning?
« Last post by Swagatham_admin on April 26, 2017, 06:07:50 PM »
Your interviewer would like to know if you are open for continuous learning so this question is asked during the interview. Your approach toward self-improvement is being evaluated. Employers see professionals as individuals who continually strive to develop themselves. It gives them an idea that such workers place high value on success. So, during an employee search for a particular job opening, they ask this question.

As an aspiring job candidate, you need to be responsive enough when asked your opinion about continuous learning. A single-liner answer is not sufficient enough to your interviewer. Since your viewpoints are needed, take this chance to showcase your ability to provide effective explanation to the main idea.

Positively Respond
The best and most effective response to the question is a clear affirmation to the idea of continuous learning. Provide a positive opinion to the main point. Use strong words of affirmation such as "believe", "agree", "support", and "in favor of". Make it sound like you personally believe in the aspect of constant learning. Your tone of voice should project a firm and confident manner as well to match it with your answer.

Take note, though, to refrain from the use of 'vague words' like 'I think', 'I guess', or 'Probably' as it hint as uncertainty and lack of conviction. When answering, give it a straight and direct opinion and tailor your initial sentence like this: "I support the idea of continuous learning" or "Continuous learning for me is..."

Stress on the Importance of Constant Learning
It is important to explain why you support continuous learning. Because you understand the value of it, then you must also be able to identify the benefits and advantages of such. Always stress on self-improvement and a greater chance to succeed in various aspects of life such as your career. Your potential employer will be impressed with your regard for self-improvement.

An individual with this kind of outlook in life can be an asset to the company. Employers need these kinds of people for the growth of the company. The knowledge and skills that the person acquires from constant learning can become a useful contribution to the needs of the company. Remember that every employer supports working professionals who place a high value of self development.

Provide Ways to Continual Learning
After giving your initial response of supporting continuous learning, elaborate a little further on your key point. Simply identify some ways or means to show how a person can apply continual learning. Some examples could be attending seminars or training's, taking certification exams, conducting unending research on new information, and taking continuous education.

In fact, if you are recently engaged in an activity that aims for continuous learning, go ahead and let the interviewer know about it. For example you can say that you are now back in school, taking graduate studies. Or you can tell them the certifications you had and the training's you have attended. The key here is to build your credibility in this aspect.

-Swagatham Resource Management
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