Session on Introducing Yourself Effectively – (by Ms. Lalita Paranjape)
Maratha Mandir’s Babasaheb Gawde Institute of Management Studies organized a virtual Session on Tuesday 26th October 2021, on “Introducing Yourself Effectively”.
The Session began with a welcome address and introduction of Ms. Lalita Paranjape, Ex-HOD English Department from Ruia College with more than three decades of teaching experience, where she has taught Communication Skills for 25 years.
Ms. Paranjape began by briefing the participants about the importance of good communication skills in all walks of life and especially during interviews; since the interviewee’s confidence levels, body language and overall communication are closely watched by the panel interviewing them. She emphasized on the 3 Ps viz. Plan, Prepare and Practice. The candidates must research the company well, and be up to date with knowledge on the latest financials, Management, news reports and current affairs prior to attending the interview. This preparation will help the candidate to gain a competitive edge over the others.
The other important area of preparedness is on the question “say a few things about yourself”. The candidate must briefly touch upon their strengths viz. achievements, character traits, and experience which will possibly qualify them for the job. They should be able to back up their statements with some past examples of their achievements. Honesty is the best policy and one should avoid dressing up their talks with high figures of speech. Best way of approaching an interview successfully is to be yourself!
Ms. Paranjape also advised that candidates should carry with them a folder containing extra copies of their resume, supporting qualification / achievement certificates, etc. They should keep in mind the 3 Cs of communication viz. clarity, conciseness and courtesy.
All the above tips would surely go a long way in helping smooth sailing of students through their interview rounds!