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JOB INTERVIEW TIPS

When you get an excellent job opportunity, you have to prepare yourself for grabbing that to achieve your target. Cracking the interview is not an easy task as the recruiters want you to not only stand on their criteria but also be able to prove your expertise. If you have already faced different interview, you know that it is not an easy process to meet all criteria of different recruiters.

As an HR manager, I feel that grabbing the opportunity of a wonderful job interview, needs some tactics which would represent you smarter and efficient than others in front of employers. It’s not necessary that you have to gain vast knowledge about every possible aspect; instead, you have to be smart, straightforward and efficient in communication.

Here I represent some useful tips which would be beneficial to crack the interview.

  • Conduct thorough research on recruiting company and recruiters

The first thing you can do after getting any job interview call is to make a thorough research on the recruiters and recruiting organisation. The more you make research on them, the more you would gain better knowledge regarding the criteria and requirement of the recruiters. By searching through official websites, online articles and magazines, you can obtain lots of information on the background of the company, pattern of interview questions asked by the recruiters and current economic condition of the company.
It is better to gain clear knowledge about the company before you would go for the interview. It not only enhances your confidence before meeting new people but also increases your knowledge about the company. By gaining proper knowledge on the recruiting company, you can realise the pattern of interview questions and can feel the exact requirement of recruiters.

  • Make effective review of possible interview questions

Effective analysis of possible interview question is important to enhance your strength to deal with different criteria of recruiters. It is not necessary that the questions at the interview hall that you face would be similar to that you have reviewed. However, the review of possible questions would make you able to answers different types of questions by applying the concept you get from the review.
For making further improvement, you can ask the higher management of recruiting company about the type of interviews such as whether it is a group interview or one-on-one process. You can also ask that, whether the panel would consist of only one interviewer or more than one interviewer. These concepts would assist you to get prepared for the interview. You need not memorise the answers that you have gained through review. You need to realise the concept and would enhance your communication skill to provide a fluent and smart answer to the recruiter.

  • Represent proper time management

For any organisation, time management is important and vital to meet the organisational goals. You must reach the interview venue 15 minutes before the scheduled time. The recruiter would not excuse you due to late arrival. There may be some additional work such as filling of some documents or talking to the receptionist to know that, in which room the interview is going on.
As HR manager, I feel that time management is important in cracking the interview. Your arrival before the scheduled time can offer you the opportunity to observe the dynamics of the company and the workplace environment. Therefore being punctual and good time managing person is important to grab the job opportunity.

  • Be relaxed and calm

When you go for an interview, you must be aware that recruiter would expect you to be highly smart and cool minded who can handle any complicated job tactfully. After reaching interview venue, you must be relaxed and ready to face the interview. You always remember that recruiter may reject you from their selection list if you get nervous at the time of the interview, in spite of giving a good answer to maximum questions. Therefore be smart and relax when reaching the interview venue and represent an impressive approach in front of an interviewer. Your self-confidence is important to make interviewer convinced that you are eligible to do any task.

  • Form good impression

We always remember that your first impression is the last impression to the interviewer. After reaching the interview venue, you can meet different people such as receptionist, attendants and higher managers. You should enter into interview hall with a warm greeting to all and polite attitude. Employers can be curious to know your behaviour with staffs as well as with other people. Your rude and harsh approach can derail your job opportunities easily. For making a strong impression on the interviewer, you should be well dressed, polite and must reach the interview venue in time.

It is important to make proper eye contact with your interviewer which makes them able to observe your expression and confidence level. You must welcome the interviewer with making soft handshaking and wish them properly. In the first few minutes, you can impress your interviewer by keeping a slight smile on your face through the entire interview process. Smiling face would make the interviewer feel that you are firmly confident in your ability and you can be able to meet company’s goals.

  • Be upbeat, confident, authentic and concise
  1. After the interview starts, you must maintain the quality of delivery of answers to different questions. It may occur that you are not able to answer all the questions. However, you must ensure that the answer you have given accurate and authentic. You should handle each interview question truthfully which establish your truthfulness and loyalty in front of your recruiters.
  2. It is evident that only loyalty is not sufficient to impress the employers. They seek a high level of intelligence, expertise and skill among the job seekers. You must focus on your experience, skill and can fit yourself with any interview questions which would show your adaptability.
  3. Lengthy and irrelevant answer make the employers bore and unable to hold their patience to listen to the job seeker. Your answer must be to the point and brief with a high level of specification which could make the employers understand the prime aspect of your answer easily. With representing rambling responses, you must show punctual accomplishment and solutions to each question.
  4. It does not matter, that how much an interviewer would bait you, you always maintain your polite approach and soft attitudes towards your peers and staffs of the organisation. Sometimes it occurs that, interviewer try to provoke you to experiment with your patience. At that moment you must hold your patient and answer each question with a good smile and polite approach.
  • Maintain proper body language

The content of the interview responses is paramount and poor body language can be a good reason for not hiring you. Strong body languages that can impress your employers are eye contact with your employers, active listening, solid posture, smiling face and nodding. Detrimental body language such as fidgeting in a chair, touching your hair or face, rolling your hair with fingers, mumbling or chewing gum and talking in a loud voice, can make a negative impression on the interviewers and they may reject your name from a selection list. Rude behaviour or argument with peers can also represent you as a person who is unable to hold patience in a critical time.

  • Sell yourself as far as you can

It is not necessary that only highly qualified candidate would grab the job opportunity. Employers seek the intelligence, common sense, patience and smartness among jobseekers which make them able to deal with any situation in an organisation. You must become approachable towards the interview question and would try to implement your knowledge and understanding to make significant answer.
You must establish all your possible knowledge and skills that may be helpful to deal with the interview questions to impress the interviewer. You should not be overconfident in your ability; however, you must represent your skill and perceptions to deal with the interview questions which would establish your knowledge, smartness and self-confidence in front of your interviewer.

  • Don’t become desperate

Many job seekers become desperate in interview halls and make a strong appeal to the interviewer to hire them. These types of approaches can make you lose the chance of getting the job. If you show the desperateness of getting the job, it can show your low confidence level and your lack of knowledge. You must be cool, confident and calm during an interview and always maintain your personality which would impress the interviewer.

  • Don’t become cocky

You must maintain the proper balance between professionalism modesty and confidence. You must put your best performance to represent your ability and maintain politeness as well as modesty in the way you would answer.

  • Follow up

You must follow up with a warm regard by saying thank you, which would represent your interest in the designation of the recruiting company. You have to maintain the common courtesy as well as the politeness by sending thanks via email to your recruiters which would represent your regards for the designation and the recruiters.

Above tips can be helpful to provide your overall knowledge on your appearance during interview hall, nature of questions and the way you deal with the interviewers. However, the prime key to success in interview hall is your self-confidence and problem-solving capability. Always be positive and believe in your ability which provides you strength to deal with the different interview in your life.

10000 hours of classes per month and still counting

Private tutoring has helped a lot to increase the parental choice and also it has improved the students’ achievements across the United Kingdom. Online tutoring and private tutoring have so grown up in the UK that people have started considering the tutoring process as a very important need. In most of the developing and developed countries, private tutoring has now become a major component of education which is highly acknowledged.

It has been estimated that the worth price of the global education technology sector has reached up to £45 billion, which will surely reach to £129 by the end of the year 2021.

It has also been estimated that the number of private tutors in the UK has so increased that around 10 thousand hours per month are spent by the tutors with their students to teach them. Every third person in the UK wants to become a private tutor just to earn extra bucks during the free time. Thus, the number of private tutors is increasing every day in the United Kingdom.

            Private tutoring has now become the most popular and the most appropriate part-time job for most of the people across the UK. A person is not required to be a professional tutor, or he/she does not require to have a university degree to become a tutor. This is the reason that most of the people find private tutoring best for them as a part-time job for earning extra money. This fact can be explained with a very simple example. Consider there are ten levels in which the people have been classified according to the level of their knowledge. If a person is at level 6, there are a number of people on the level 7 to 10 who can be taught by the people on the level 6. Thus, it is very easy to become a tutor and assist the students who have problems. This has resulted in an increase in the numbers of private tutors across the UK. There are already so many private tutors across the UK that more than 10000 hours of classes are arranged per month for private tuitions. Still the number of private tutors keeps on increasing which has lead to increasing the hours of classes per month.

            Basically, there are so many ways in which tutoring is carried out such as online tutoring, private tutoring and on-demand tutoring. People in the UK have implemented on different ways of tutoring according to their need and according to their comfort zone. These different ways of tutoring have become so famous that they have made a huge contribution to increasing the hours of tutoring per month in the United Kingdom. Finally, this has reached to more than 10000 hours of tutoring. In simple words, it can be said that a huge number of tutors are teaching and providing their tutoring services across the UK through different ways of tutoring. There are more than 6000 private tutors across the UK, who have been teaching the students at least one hour a day and hence they are teaching for more than 10000 hours a month. Further, the numbers of private tutors are increasing every day as the numbers of problems of the students are increasing.
2nd image copy           The most common reason behind the rapid increase in the number of private tutors in the UK is that tutoring encourages the higher levels of thinking. Also, the tutoring motivates the tutors to learn more and more so that they can maintain the new role which helps to create a smarter nation. Another advantage of tutoring is that it increases the personal knowledge of a tutor regarding the related subject. There are many of the students across the UK who want to learn a lot regarding their field. Especially there are some college students who want to achieve more by gaining their knowledge about specific topics. This leads those college students to become private tutors and teach the school kids so that they can also learn more and they can gain experience in a particular field. The number of private tutors has increased because of this reason, in the UK and hence, the hours of tutoring per month have also reached to 10 thousand hours a month.

            There are a lot of people in the United Kingdom who have lots of knowledge about a specific subject or a field, but they could not get into a related firm because of some reasons. The most common reason that they could not get into the firms is that they did not have enough capital to invest on. Such people have started to provide tutoring services across the UK regarding the same subject so that they could gain some experience as well as some capital to invest. There are a number of parents in the UK who are ready to pay hundreds of dollars to the private tutors to teach their children. The tutors searched for such parents who could pay them well and then finally they started to provide tutoring services. This has benefits for all the three (the students, the tutors, the parents). The tutors got enough money, and the students got enough knowledge. Also, the parents got satisfied that they have a good tutor for their children. This fact has promoted the tutoring in the UK so far that has resulted in more than 10000 private tutors in the UK. There are no chances for decreasing the number of private tutors in the UK in the future as there are a lot of people who need capital for different purposes. Tutoring is the best available option for such people as they have lots of knowledge about a particular subject or a specific field.

There has been explained a first-hand experience of a tutor who has achieved a tag of a private tutor and also the way has been explained how he achieved this tag:-

            Mr Paul Wertheim is a CSE (Computer Science Engineering) tutor who is actually interested in assisting the computer science students so that they can easily maximize and network their knowledge in computer science and engineering department. He has so many study backgrounds along with computer science, such as cognitive science, mathematics, electrical engineering and physics. His duties include answering the questions of the students which concern with the topics explained in the class, assist the students with debugging and solving the problems, make a clear vision of programming assignments as well as assist the students in the computer labs. According to Mr Wertheim, “Tutoring was something he gave much thought to. However, he approached the professor; he understood tutoring as a golden opportunity for him to strengthen his skills.” Mr Wertheim had tutored some of the other subjects before, and he always found that all which matters is his own understanding and acceptance towards the subject. Mr Wertheim found teaching other very interesting experience and also he felt good when people understand their concept.

            Mr Wertheim used to be a small level tutor who used to teach the people if needed. He also got frustrated some of the time when the students faced trouble in grasping the concept. His thoughts of making them understand in another better way, but still sometimes the students would not understand the concepts. Finally, after a lot of hard work, Mr Wertheim came to a conclusion that the students do not understand the concept sometimes because of the reason that the students were not accepting him as a private tutor. Mr Wertheim then finally decided to open his own classes where he could teach the students in a better way. The most important thing about this was that even the students would not think that Mr Wertheim is not professionally a tutor if he would have his own tuition classes. Mr Wertheim had done a lot of hard work for opening his own tuition classes. First of all, it took a bit longer for him to convince the students and the parents to come to his private tuition classes. Then he thought of advertising his private tuition classes in the newspapers, social media sites and many other places which helped him to get recognized by the people as a private tutor. Finally, when he got success to advertising his classes, the students started to seek admissions in his private tuition classes, and he started earning a lot more than before. Also, he changed the perception of the students about him. Now the students did not think that Mr Wertheim is not a private tutor, and he could not teach. The most important thing in opening the private tuition classes is that Mr Wertheim had the same level of knowledge, but still the students were learning the concepts more easily as the perception of the students had changed. Mr Wertheim has said that tutoring has taught him that perseverance and patience are the keys to tackling tough situations. So he tries to pass that along to others.

2016: A new dawn in Tutoring Industry

The continuous failure of the state, as well as the private schools to address the individual and unique problems of the students and ever increasing demand of the parents to see their children are getting respectable grades in A level and GCSE, has led to a boom in the private tutoring industry in the recent years in UK. Irrespective of the fact that the tutoring industry is continuously being criticised by the group of teachers and irrespective of the fact that the effort of the State is being continued to make the student self-reliant to learn the subjects with the help of their school teachers only, the tutoring industry seemed to be gaining its momentum day by day because of its efficient and effective contribution to the educational drive of the students.

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The human civilisation is rolling forward each and every day crossing the barrier of new challenges in every field of knowledge and to keep its pace, the educational system of every society is gradually uplifting its standards. The syllabus is changing continuously to pose new challenges before the students as well as new barriers to break to achieve their intended results. The schools are trying their best to educate and support their students to cope up with the new challenges and the new heights of the syllabus but is failing miserably simply because of the reason of supply-demand gaps. Developing a clear concept of the subject as well as getting an undivided individual attention of the tutors is simply becoming more and more impossible for the students from the school teachers. The problem becomes intensive when the student is really lacking in concept and failed to keep pace with the rapid coverage of the syllabus by the school teachers. Almost all the students in the UK are facing the same problem in one or more than one subjects and the picture is more or less same in all over the world, especially in the economically advanced countries like UK, USA.

Getting a good grade in A level, GCSE or getting a good score in SAT, has now become simply impossible without the help of a tutor and the reflections of the students of various grades in the UK reveals the same. There is a surge for private tutors and the curve is going to be upwards in the coming days as the specialised skills of the private tutoring industry in addressing unique problems of the students, the capacity of preparing an effective plan for them to achieve their goal, the ability to encourage them to bring out the best of their performance are all contributing to the unprecedented demand of the UK tutoring industry and truly marking a new dawn for the same.

According to the guardian, the private tutoring industry in the UK has already touched a whopping £6 billion mark by the end of 2014 and the graph is trending upward, irrespective of the status of the economic condition of UK. The percentage of students opting for private tuition for the betterment of their grades or for having access to better universities or educational institution has been increased from 18% in 2005 to 25% in 2014 and London, in particular, has registered the percentage at 44% by the end of 2014.

More than hundreds of thousands of students in the UK, starting from the primary level to the university level, are relying on the private tutoring either to improve their subject knowledge or to improve their grades. These are even true for the higher class assignments as well as research papers. The price, according to The Guardian, varies from £7 per hour to a staggering £60 per hour for enjoying these private tutoring services. The parents are anxious to get their child through the continuously updated syllabus and to see that their children get an opportunity to study in a good university or school to have a secured career. So they are paying and in front of the fierce competition amongst a large number of students in the UK, the parents are more willing to get the additional support of the private tutors to fulfil the dream of their children. In fact, for most of the parents, the private tuition has become one of the essential parts of the education system and there is no way that any level of State effort can stop this feeling. The reason is clear. The parents and the students are getting results, the private tutoring industry, with its vast pool of resources, are delivering and hence the parents are even more eager to pay for securing the additional help for their children over and above what they get from the regular school teaching.

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The significant fact that already a large number of state primary and secondary schools are paying thousands of pounds to the private tutoring industry itself is a remarkable evidence how the private tutoring industry is playing increasingly significant and vital role in helping the entire student community of UK to achieve their educational objective. As reported by The Guardian, Exam Confidence, a private tutoring agency charges up to £1400 per day from some of the schools which want to provide the additional facilities of private tutoring for its students who are lacking in concept and are failing to keep up with the pace of the school teaching. This is not the one. Almost all the private tutoring agencies, especially the online ones, are getting such contracts from various State as well as private schools to provide extra tuition in order to help their underprivileged students. The report that the number of such registrations and contract with the private tutoring agencies are on the rise is quite encouraging for this multi-million-pound tutoring industry.

The educationalists and the state are continuously striving to put a hold on this tremendous growth rate, but the industry is flying with colours and scaling new peaks with each day because of the unprecedented demand of the private tutors, both online and offline and because of the dismal performance of the State run schools to win the confidence of the students as well as their parents to provide the teaching standard required by the students to achieve their goals.

Online Tutoring Jobs: Becoming an Online Tutor

Now days finding a job are not an easy task or it could be said that there are vast opportunities available for people to get work. In the era of internet there are lots of work opportunities. People just need to grab them and get paid for their skills and competencies. Out of all the jobs online tutoring is something which is very popular and highly respectable job.

There are various websites who hire tutors to provide their services online. The tutors are required to contact with those websites and need to fulfill their criteria.

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In order to become an online tutor an individual is required to focus on a variety of factors that can help them to gain the competitive advantage and most importantly the pay scale could also be improved. The major factor which is required with a view of becoming an online tutor is that an individual must possess good knowledge in any subject. It might be helpful on the ground of gaining the tutoring job. It is to ascertain that becoming a tutor is completely based upon the knowledge level of any individual. If an individual has expertise and command on any single subject, then it becomes possible to grab the online tutoring opportunity.

At the same juncture, it is essential to mention that it is completely dependent upon the interest area and educational qualification of any individual. While searching for the online tutoring job the people need to focus on two major aspects one is that they must be clear with conceptual knowledge of the subject for which they are applying and the second is that there should not be any kind of hesitation in facing the students. Becoming an online tutor demand the practical knowledge as well. The tutor always understands the concepts and tutoring agencies always hire those people who have good communication and good handling skills. Here, handling skills deal with the facing the queries of students and providing the suggestions accordingly. The hesitation shouldn’t be the part of one’s personality traits. Thus, these aspects are required to be available along with gaining knowledge about any single or multiple subjects.online-math-tutor

Tutors always hire those people who have learning attitude or they have gone through all the concepts. It is essential to understand that possessing the knowledge and delivering the knowledge these are two different concepts and there is a huge requirement of understanding the basic difference between these two terms. Here at this juncture, it is essential to become clear that once an individual register his or her name at the website of any tutoring agency, the agency will take one or two tests as per the norms and standards. They will try to assess the intellect and command on a particular subject. Afterwards the demand of taking one or two free sessions could be put so that the tutoring qualities could be judged.

The agencies might have certain criteria or parameters with respect to the judge the competency of tutors. So the individuals are required to prepare for the scrutinizing process. Other than teaching ability and knowledge level of an individual there is need of selecting the most suitable and reliable tutoring agency. The individuals are required to focus on such kind of tutoring agencies which are highly reliable and they have a good market capture ratio.

Associating with the good tutoring agency could be beneficial on the ground of dealing with a good number of students and most importantly the earnings ratio could be improved. Ahead at the same juncture, it is essential to understand that with respect to selecting the tutoring agency the rating of that agency could be checked over the internet. It might be helpful on the ground by taking the right decision. Becoming an online tutor could be both part time or full time job alternative. The individuals can devote their time as per their desire and convenience. It can definitely help with respect to finish other important work as well.

There is a huge requirement of developing the skill set if one is dedicated to become an online tutor. Further, anyone could become tutors. Even the students can provide their services and can earn some money. There are no restrictions related to the age or any profession or qualification.

The only requirement is a good command on subject and another one is good teaching skills. The tutoring agencies have a wide network and they need more and more number of people that can help them to provide services and capturing more market share. Further, with respect to ensure sustainability and success in this job there is requirement of winning the confidence of students. Other than associating with tutoring agency, the trust factor of students is another success criterion for the online tutor. The confidence could be built easily by clearing their doubts and queries. Being a tutor it is their responsibility to devote an adequate amount of time to students.

The time management must be proper so that the students can get sufficient time for their classes. This aspect of tutoring services is very much crucial that the single student can ask a single question for various times. Thus the patience is something that might enable a tutor to improve his rating or increasing the credibility. Other than this the development of professional attitude is also required at very large scale with respect to become an online tutor.

The network of tutoring agencies is very wide and they work in a very structured and organized manner. So, committed attitude must be available in order to associate with leading and best tutoring agencies. Further familiarity with internet and other basic technological aspects is also required in online tutoring jobs. Thus, in this way these efforts can help an individual to become an online tutor.

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Online tutoring with its growth and popularity in all over the world has become an excellent place for the job seekers with mastery in almost any subject, academic or others like music and arts. Click on the website of any online tutoring company in UK and you will find that they require teacher for any subject you know. However, the demand of the tutors varies from subject to subject. When subjects like Maths, Language and Business Finance are demanded most by the students seeking online tutors, subjects related to pure arts, music etc. also finding considerable demand from the students in the recent past.

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7 Reasons Students may Consider Summer Tutoring Jobs

Having Your School Stuff Done

summer tutoring jobsNow that the boy or daughter might be home from college, you might question what your son or daughter can do all summer time, besides enjoying their “Free time.” Summer time tutoring jobs could possibly be the ideal method to stay productive and produce extra money to cover next year’s pizza and books whether your son or daughter is remaining on campus or moving home. Continue reading 7 Reasons Students may Consider Summer Tutoring Jobs