List of Must DOs for GDPI
(in no order of priority)1) Profile
Know everything about your profile. By profile, I mean current issues/history/famous personalities, etc hailing from your hometown or cities where you've resided in,done your schooling/graduation from.
By profile I also mean knowing everything that you will be talking about or mentioning about. This includes your extracurriculars and positions of responsibility
2) Work Ex/Freshers
People with less than 1 year of work ex traditionally have been scrutinised on their graduation acads while those with 1-2 + years on relevant work ex. This is not a written rule per se. People with work ex, research on competitors and the industry(macro view would do).
These are interview clinchers. I strongly believe that panelists are in a spot of bother as much as the candidates themselves. If you engage them by talking about your hobbies, statement recalls at the end of the interview(prior to evaluation) are very high. Dancing,painting,singing,photography, sketching,sports, trekking,blogging among many others are topics that panelists love to discuss. Try shifting the interview focus to one of the afore mentioned topics
4) Current Issues
Current Issues cannot be discounted. If I as an residing Indian do not know about the telecom scam, I do not believe knowledge is paramount to learning. Several negative implications to not answering questions relevant to current issues.So make sure you do your background research on relevant issues.5) Morals/Ethics
These ones can be tricky. The idea is to not go outrightly in support of a certain point of view. Weigh the pros and cons and be subtly supportive of a single point of view.At the end of the day,managers are expected to make decisions. How you make it is important!6) Anything else under the sun
So you get a panelist who is a finance expert and wants to know the current scene in the indian microfinance sector and all you know about finance is that its got something to do with banks!
What do you do? Well, if you dont know the answer, the easiest approach is to say "I dont know,sir!
" If it is relevant to your work ex, read up but if it is not 8/10 times the panelist will move on to something that is relevant to you!
There are other things that can come up since interviews are more often than not,subjective. But these are a list of Must Dos. Good luck all!