Top Tips and Tricks to get through a GD in an impressive way:
Be as natural as per behaviors as possible. Do not try to be someone you are not. Be yourself. In an attempt to be someone else, your opinions will not be portrayed;
Sit with a straight and confident posture and talk with face to face and with eye contacts.
Grab the opportunity to speak first, i.e. to start the group discussion with your opinion. It generally leaves a good impression on the evaluator, but take the move only if you have complete knowledge of the subject so before going or face to GD kindly prepare a best topic good and popular for everyone.
Don’t repeat a point, or be lengthy or irrelevant. Also intervene, if someone else is going on an irrelevant track;
Facilitate contribution from others. Do not just go on and on and on with only your opinionated view. Remember, it is a group discussion. Allow others to speak too;
Make an eye contact with all the participants. It creates more room for conversation. Also keep nodding, when others speak, it shows receptivity;
Be an active and dynamic participant. The examiner wants to hear you speak. So do put forth your views;
- Be positive and prepare your thoughts well but do not be over-confident;
- Think well before you speak. You are being heard and judged upon;
- When raising an objection to a point kept by another speaker, back it up with a solid reason to get the point across;
- Use quotes, facts and figures, statements, everyday life examples to express a clear chain of thoughts. Also it might leave a good impression on the examiner and help you score well.
Tips and Tricks for a personal interview session:
- Be confident: the key of a successful interview is confidence. If you believe that you are the right person for the job/ course and are confident then it's likely that your interviewer will believe that too;
- To improve your confidence talk more, you can practice by facing the mirror and talking. Talk about yourself, your dreams and your strengths. Focus on speaking fluently without stumbling or fidgeting;
- It's essential that whichever language you speak in, you should have a good command over the language. Brush up some basic grammar rules;
- Listen to news in the language you will be using during the exam. This will help you remember correct pronunciations and improve your flow of language;
- Remember that while it's good to talk eloquently you should not ramble on. Speak clearly and concisely, so you express your thoughts in the best way possible;
- Know your resume inside out: you should know everything about your resume as anything may be asked, your previous education, extra-curricular activities, awards, projects etc. You should be able to confidently speak about each point on your resume;
- Remember to maintain eye contact with the interviewer;
- Research the organization before your interview and prepare at least 2-3 questions that you will ask the interviewer about the job/course/organization. This shows your genuine interest in the role;
- Practice positive body language. Even if the interviewer hasn't actively studied body language he/she will still pick up general signs. Remember not to fidget, stand still and relaxed and while sitting sit casually;
- Try planning your answers to a few questions that you know will definitely come, such as: Why are you interested in this course/job/field? What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? Why do you think you should be selected for this role/course? Do not write out any answers but jot down a few important points that you need to remember for the answers and based on the points speak impromptu;
These are some basic tips and tricks that will increase your level of confidence and help you stand out in the crowd. Remember this is not a written test where you will have the time to revise the answers or go through the paper again. Therefore, ensure that you leave a lasting impression, whether or not you get selected.