How to prepare for a job interview in India? You should know the general recruitment process
by e-Hireo 2019-12-11
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What is a general recruitment process in the Indian market like? The recruitment process in India is a very comprehensive one and caters to the diverse job market of the country.

The objective of the recruitment process is to place the suitable candidate in the right job profile. The other important aspects, which the recruitment process includes, are identifying the vacancies, advertising the post or the candidate, short-listing, managing the response, preparing the job description and person specification, arranging interviews, conducting interviews, decision making, convey the decision and appointment action. 

The recruitment process in India usually boils down to three important steps, which are Application Short Listing, Preliminary Assessment and Final Interview & Selection. In some cases, the recruitment process may also comprise of a written test, to judge the candidates on specific skills. 


A deep dive to the whole recruitment process is here as follows which helps to find out what exact should we look for in the candidates: 

Stage 1: Career Opportunity and Application Identify the role that best suits your qualifications and career aspirations and submit your CV and covering letter online. 

Stage 2: Initial Telephone Interview 

If your profile matches what we are looking for, a member of our recruitment team will contact you. If necessary, an initial telephone interview will be arranged to enable us to find out more about you. 

Stage 3: First-round Interviews 

If we consider that you are a potential candidate for the position, you will be invited to attend face-to-face interviews. Conducted by a panel, including the hiring manager, this interview helps us to understand your career interests, educational background, skills, competencies and experience, as well as what motivates you to succeed at work. 

Stage 4: Assessments 

We may invite you to participate in a psychometric assessment which allows us to better understand your motivation and how you behave at work. 

Stage 5: Second-round Interviews 

If you successfully complete the first round, you will be invited to participate in a second interview. These interviews will enable both you and SGS to assess the potential for future collaboration and for you to get an additional insight into what working with us is like. 

Stage 6: Reference Check 

We will ask your referees to answer questions about your previous work performance, your skills and behavior at work. 

Stage 7: Selection Decision and Offer 

Our selection panel will identify the most qualified candidate for the post. Once you have been selected for the role, your HR representative will send you an employment offer and answer any questions you may have. If you are unsuccessful, do not be discouraged, your qualifications may well match other job openings in future, and we invite all previous applicants to check this site frequently for new career opportunities. 

At last, company usually make selection based on a combination of candidate's skills, competencies, experience and motivation. 


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