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Preparing the extra set of possible questions helps a lot while interviewing

  1. Were you nervous before your interview? If so, tell us how you overcome your fear. If not, tell us the source of your confidence.

Well after a long gap i was talking to her (interviewee) that too was for her interview through phone. I felt little odd and little nervous too. But as i knew she is very friendly person, it gave me the great confidence. So to overcome the fear, i first told about World Pulse and its work and then my job here and i did relate the world pulse with her work as she is working on women issues, then she became very interested and asked some questions about world pulse.Then the our conversation started becoming smooth and it brought the confidence in me to ask her the set of questions i had prepared.

  1. What did you do really well during your interview?

As i was doing the telephonic interview, it was little hard to get the clear conversation, some times my voice overlapped her words because of the long distance call. it was little clumsy at first, listening to her on phone and writing it on paper. But later i requested her to speak little slow so that i can note her points, then she started talking in slow speed and it helped me to note down all the points. And for some words, i repeated after her to make sure not to write it wrong.

  1. What do you want to work on improving for next time?

Through this interview, i learned that one should always make the questionnaire with the extra possible questions that may arise during interview, it helps a lot. Even some times a general questions like- hobbies, likings etc can also become the subject to be included in the piece.

Recording and taking notes are both equally important in interview. If possible i will try to record the conversation while interviewing.

South and Central Asia
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