Sunday, January 30, 2011

‘TRACE Mock interview was not only a practice, but a great way to calm our nerves’-appreciated by Mock interview candidates.

Trichy, Jan, 29: ‘TRACE Mock interview was not only a practice, but a great way to calm our nerves’-said Practice interview candidates after the mock interview conducted by TRACE on Saturday,29th, for group II TNPCE interview. Trichy Academy for Competitive Examination, TRACE in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi institute of youth development organised a Mock / Practice interview for candidates preparing for the interview for Tamilnadu Public Service Commission GROUP II candidates. A total of 56 candidates who had cleared their examinations and were awaiting for service commission interview partook in this mock/practice interview. Earlier Panelists enlightened the participants that such mock or practice interview provides an opportunity to practice and receive feedback regarding their interview skills and Preparation was to help them practice and prepare for an upcoming job interview. Since the focus was on the interview, the participants were divided into two groups and interviewed by two panels. The panelists include Mr.Bala murugan – Passport officer, Trichy, Prof.Bala Krishnan- Former Vice Principal of St.Joseph college-Trichy, B.Srinivasan –Local fund auditor-Pudukottai, M.Saravana kumar – Probationer officer-Social empowerment-Trichy, D.Swarna Lakshmi – DRCS-Trichy, R.Kesavan – DRCS-Perambalur and P.Suresh kumar. The panelists were highly experienced in interviewing that they were highly versed in interviewing and know the expected questions the job panelists would be asking them.

TRACE conducted this practice interview in a professional setting. After the mock interview was over, TRACE team evaluated the result of mock interview to overcome the deficiencies. While evaluating the result of mock interview, the team treated it as real interview. The interviewers had a joint session with the interviewers to evaluate feedback. During this process, the interviewers pointed out the positive and the areas to be improved tips they found during the mock interview process and advised them on how to improve their performance highlighting the areas that they feel were relevant, including additional tips on how the candidate could improve their performance and increase their chances of landing the job. The participants took such suggestions positively and with open mind.

Expressing the satisfaction of the mock/practice interview conducted, the participant candidates appreciated TRACE for organizing such a practice interview as this interview process was useful for the preparation including answering common interview questions in a timely manner, giving a proper greeting, as well as departing properly from a job interview and also said ‘This Mock interview was not only a practice and a great way to calm our nerves, but it could also gives us guidance, clarifications which could help sail through their forthcoming interview’.Shantha Priya, the coordinator of TRACE and her assistant Kumar made elaborate arrangements for this practice interview and they thanked the panelists especially Mr. Suresh Kumar, for arranging the panel team. Dr.K.Govindaraju, the Executive Board Functionary of TRACE thanked the media persons for giving elaborate publicity regarding this interview which was an integral part of the coaching centre, TRACE. -Govin

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