Handle your Job Interview Victoriously: Pointers to Make a Lasting Impression

An interview is like any other exam that we have had to prepare for, in school or college. It takes a lot more than the perfect resume, dressing up right, or looking good to crack an interview. Self assessment is the key element before preparing for an interview. Employers are looking for the complete package and not individualistic skills and talent.

Know yourself

The first crucial pointer is self-assessment, knowing oneself in terms of strengths and weaknesses are one of the most important tips that we need to consider before an interview. You need to understand your capabilities and how strong can they be to get you through. Being confident is a good virtue, being overconfident isn’t, and being calm before an interview is good, but being sluggish isn’t. There are very thin lines between the good and the bad when it comes to an interview.

Get your research right- Know your Employer Well

HR professionals and employers can get to you within 30 to 90 seconds of your presence in front of them. You got that right! They are looking the first impact from you, and a disastrous one can surely land you walking towards the door. Enterprises want their employees to know them well before the interview. It gives them a feeling, that the candidate is quite responsible in character and wishes to know more about the company in terms of the work that is done, employee strength, principles, kind of work & work ethics, career growth, prospects, etc.  Rather than just talking about oneself. This also gives a clear idea to the employee, if they are suitable for the job or not. It makes it much easier to filter our jobs this way.

Groom yourself and Be Punctual

Maintaining personal hygiene is another important aspect to create the first impact. Comb your hair neatly, wear crisp formals with a mild fragrance, shave and use a mouth wash, these are some of the chores an individual needs to get right before an interview. Being punctual is the ice-breaker for any interview, be there on time, people do not like to wait, they are busy with other work as well!

 Create a Smart Resume

A resume is a visualistic medium that communicates who you are and what you have achieved in your school, college, prior work, your skills, hobbies, basic information about you and the works! Present it well; don’t cramp it up with things that are not needed. Employers want smart individuals, and it reflects in their resume as well, create a smart resume.

Be Calm & Composed, Do not argue

HR professionals are looking at individuals, who are calm and composed in their mind. Get your posture and gestures right. Candidates who boast about being right all the time, and who are weak listeners are shown the door earlier than they can even imagine, listen more and respond well!

Be True, Lies won’t get you far

Get your facts right, never lie to the interview panel about yourself, your accomplishments and your prior work. Being honest about the wrong things creates a positive impression in the hearts and minds of the panel. Do not manipulate at All!

Ask the right questions & thank the employer

An employer wants to know what the employee expects from them, be it the role, salary, career growth, etc. Do not hesitate to ask the right questions, this makes it easier for the employee and the employer to understand what is expected out f each other and makes the interview process more transparent. Thank the people for their time, as it makes them feel good and also shows respect towards them and their precious time.


Proceed with confidence and read well between the lines, take these pointers as tools to make the interview process all the more easier and result oriented.

Smart-work sweeps Hard-work- Learn & Understand better with smart study


People always believed in the concept of hard work, it paid, this was a saying in the olden days. But, the modern concept of learning needs smart-work. This article focuses on ways by which this can be achieved.

Our current mind-set towards studying

Most of the students study for long hours, they feel that, the longer they study, the more they would be able to grasp. They are constantly under pressure to perform well in their test and achieve the highest scores. Well, everybody is made in a different way and they also follow various study patterns, some can sit for hours together and study, while others cannot. Students and parents need to understand that longer hours do not necessarily mean high test scores. When we start studying, we have all the energy to concentrate and memorize facts and concepts, but in reality it tends to fade away after a period of about 25 minutes. So if we were to study for 5 hours, it would actually mean that we only had half an hour of complete focus and the rest 4.5 hours were a complete waste as the student was just flipping pages without any focus.

What needs to change?

Session breaking is more efficient

When we study at a stretch for long hours, we tend to lose focus and concentration. Experts suggest that when the studying pattern is broken into sessions, it makes it more effective and delivers greater output. A break of five minutes after a half an hour session can relieve the strain on the mind. You can do whatever you want, listen to music, talk with your parents, listen to music, friends or just give yourself five minutes of break time. Always think of positive things when you study, be confident of who you are and what you can achieve with smart-work.

Create your study-space

If students want to study, they need complete concentration to grasp concepts and facts. This can only be done if they have a certain study space for themselves, studying in the living room, recreational room, balcony or any other place in the house does not render the student absolute convergence. A library or a quiet place in your home is good place for students to study. Most of the kids make the biggest mistake  by studying in their bed-room, the mind after a while will always tell the body to rest, the bed will call for you after a while. Thus, you need to find the right study place that can make you focus as well as keep you relaxed and undisturbed for a specific amount of time.

lead_960 Get the difference right- Concepts and Facts

When reading from a textbook, students don’t tend to understand the difference between facts and concept, or the logic behind the subject. Smart-work demands the need of understanding concepts in ways that can be grasped easily as well as recollected at the earliest. When we read a certain topic, it is imperative that we use mnemonics as a way to identify objects as well as connect them for easy recollection.

Teach what you learn

Teaching people what you learn is the best way to understand concepts in a better way. If you can make a layman understand about what you’ve learnt or understood you’ve done your homework. This means you’ve got the concepts and the facts right. A healthy discussion on a certain topic that you’ve studied with a group of similar individuals, makes it all the more easier to grasp and remember the topic.

Make it Fun to Learn

A learning experience needs to be fun, it needs to be creative. Students easily get distracted when learning becomes more of a compulsory chore, and it becomes rather inefficient. Instead try to think of learning as an adventure and less of rote learning. This mindset makes it more efficient.


Students from schools, colleges and universities need to use the modern concept of smart-work , it’s much more easier, efficient, and helps in getting better scores.

50 Online Courses for Spring/Winter 2010 with Lecture Videos/Audios

This new list has 50 Online Courses from major universities conducted during Spring or Winter 2010. All these lectures can be downloaded directly from our website.

  1. BICD 150 – Endocrinology [Audio Only] UC San Diego
  2. BIEB 166 – Animal Behavior and Communication [Audio Only] UC San Diego
  3. Biological Hazards McGill University
  4. BIPN 100 – Mammalian Physiology I (A00) [Audio Only] UC San Diego
  5. CHEM 140B – Organic Chemistry II (C00) [Audio Only] UC San Diego
  6. CHEM-120-001 : General Chemistry 2 McGill University
  7. CHEM-120-002 : General Chemistry 2 McGill University
  8. CHEM-180-001 : World of Chemistry: Environment McGill University
  9. CHEM-181-001 : World of Chem: Food McGill University
  10. COGS 107B – Systems Neuroscience [Audio Only] UC San Diego
  11. Computer Engineering McGill University
  12. CSE 8A – Introduction to Computer Science: Java [Audio Only] UC San Diego
  13. CSE 8B – Introduction to Computer Science: Java [Audio Only] UC San Diego
  14. Design Principles and Methods McGill University
  15. Developmental Psychology UC Berkeley
  16. ECON 100C – Microeconomics C (B00) [Audio Only] UC San Diego
  17. ECON 113 – Mathematical Economics [Audio Only] UC San Diego
  18. ENVR 102 – Selected Topics in Environmental Studies [Audio Only] UC San Diego
  19. General Biology Lecture, Spring 2010 UC Berkeley
  20. General Chemistry, Spring 2010 UC Berkeley
  21. Green Chemistry McGill University
  22. HIEU 101A – Ancient Greek Civilization [Audio Only] UC San Diego
  23. HIEU 104 – Byzantine Empire [Audio Only] UC San Diego
  24. Historical Studies UC Berkeley
  25. HIUS 101 – The American Revolution [Audio Only] UC San Diego
  26. Introduction to Astrophysics, Spring 2010 [Audio Only] UC Berkeley
  27. Introduction to Microelectronic Circuits UC Berkeley
  28. Introduction to signals and systems University of Colorado
  29. Introduction to Visual Thinking UC Berkeley
  30. Journalistic Ethics: Communications Studies 187 UCLA
  31. Natural Resources and Population UC Berkeley
  32. Occupational Safety McGill University
  33. Operating Systems and System Programming, Spring 2010 UC Berkeley
  34. Organic Chemistry 1 McGill University
  35. Organic Chemistry 2 McGill University
  36. Organic Chemistry 3 McGill University
  37. Parallel Computation University of Washington
  38. Physical Chemistry, Biological Sciences 1 McGill University
  39. Physical Chemistry, Biological Sciences 2 McGill University
  40. Physics 220 – General Physics II, Spring 2010 University of Missouri Kansas City
  41. Plant Molecular Genetics UC Berkeley
  42. PSYC 1 – Psychology [Audio Only] UC San Diego
  43. PSYC 102 – Introduction to Sensation and Perception [Audio Only] UC San Diego
  44. Punishment, Culture and Society UC Berkeley
  45. Research and Data Analysis in Psychology UC Berkeley
  46. Social Cognition UC Berkeley
  47. Special Topics in Biological Anthropology [Audio Only] UC Berkeley
  48. The Nature of Mind UC Berkeley
  49. Integrated Circuit Physical Design Boise state University
  50. Memory Circuit Design Boise state University

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