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    Are group discussions very difficult for freshers?

    I have just completed my graduation and now looking for a job. Now after clearing the written test , I have the group discussion stage tomorrow. My friend says that the group discussion stage is very difficult and it is very difficult to clear the same. Now I am getting very nervous. Please tell me whether my friend is right or wrong. Also give me some suggestions to clear the group discussion stage.

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    Re: Are group discussions very difficult for freshers?

    First of all,I would like to say that do not take tension and worry much on others talk.Nothing is difficult in modern world if you have the determination to achieve your goal and strive for it with your hard work in the right path for it.Believe in yourself and work to achieve your goal.It is not at all difficult to clear the Group Discussion round if you have a good preparation and keep certain things in mind during a GD.GD is conducted mainly to find out the intelligent and smart candidates who have a sound knowledge and personal skills to handle any situation.

    You should prepare well for GD.For this read various magazines related to current issues,business issues and national as well as international issues.You should have good communication skills so that you are able to put across your ideas in a short time during the limited time.You should be polite in your conversation and let the other person finish speaking before you take up.Also let others to speak.Try to speak on the given topic rather than diverting away from it.It is always appreciable to bring forth the innovative ideas while expressing your views on the topic given.You should also present yourself as an active listener.

    Knowledge base,Alertness and presence of mind,Communication,Confidence,Leadership,Listening Skills,Team Skills,Goal Orientation are the skills which are tested during a group discussion.So you must show your these skills.Practice GDs among friends to improve yourself.

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    Re: Are group discussions very difficult for freshers?

    Re: Are group discussions very difficult for fresher?
    Hi friends,

    I think this problem many candidates phase.

    My opinion follow the tips you can easily get in G.D

    1. Make Sure you Read Widely.
    2. Improve the your Communication Skills.
    3. Select to the Topic Easily and GD Carefully.
    4. Improve the Balance in your Tone.
    5. Body Gestures are very Important.
    6. Improve the Eye Contact.
    7. Be positive Attitude in a GD.
    8. Improve the Self Confidence.
    9. Be the first and also the last to speak you.

    So these things are follow you can easily complete GD.

    Thanks!!

    GOOD LUCK..............

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    Re: Are group discussions very difficult for freshers?

    Hello
    As you are going to attend the interviews then you should be fully prepared for it.
    GD is a vital round in the Recruitment process as it is not a selection process it is a disqualification round where a disqualification is done in bulk and this may matter.
    So do not ignore the GD.

    Join some good institution and practice mock GD it is very important and helpful as well.
    Work on your debating and communication skills.
    Be confident with what you speak.
    Donot get arguementative.
    Be organised.

    Thank you

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    Re: Are group discussions very difficult for freshers?

    Hello
    As you are going to attend the interviews then you should be fully prepared for it.
    GD is a vital round in the Recruitment process as it is not a selection process it is a disqualification round where a disqualification is done in bulk and this may matter.
    So do not ignore the GD.

    Join some good institution and practice mock GD it is very important and helpful as well.
    Work on your debating and communication skills.
    Be confident with what you speak.
    Donot get arguementative.
    Be organised.

    Thank you

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    Re: Are group discussions very difficult for freshers?

    Firstly,I have to express that this isn't worry as well as worry on other folks talk.Nothing is very with current globe have got the conviction to attain your goal as well as endeavor because of it with the effort with on your path regarding it.Believe with on your own as well as function to attain a person's goal.It may not be tough to remove the Set Debate round in case you have a very good prep and some things planned after a GD.
    GD is conducted generally to uncover the brilliant as well as sensible job hopefuls who may have a sound knowledge and personal skills to address every situation.

    You need to create perfectly regarding GD.For this kind of understand numerous magazines connected with recent troubles,enterprise troubles as well as national along with foreign issues.You really should have great communication skills making sure that you may place around your notions quickly through the reduced time.You should be courteous inside your conversation as well as permit each other accomplish chatting prior to taking up.Also permit other folks to speak.Try to talk about the supplied subject rather then redirecting from the it.It is always substantial to take forward the impressive suggestions while expressing a person's views on trading given.You should also present yourself because an energetic listener.

    Expertise platform,Alertness as well as presence of mind,Communicating,Assurance,Authority,Hearing Skills,Staff Skills,Intention Alignment are usually the skills which are subjected to testing after a class discussion.So you will need to show a person's most of these skills.Practice GDs involving good friends to improve yourself.
    When you will definitely show up at the job interviews then you ought to be absolutely prepared for it.
    GD is a vital round while in the Hiring approach because it is not much of a shopping process it is just a disqualification round where the disqualification is definitely completed in majority as well as this will matter.
    Systems work efficiently not neglect the GD.

    Become a member of some terrific association and use concept GD it is very important as well as beneficial because well.
    Operate in your deliberating as well as communication skills.
    Rest assured as to what anyone speak.
    Donot have arguementative.
    Possibly be organised.

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    Re: Are group discussions very difficult for freshers?

    Hi,
    GD is the most vital part of the recruitment process in most of the companies. It is taken to check the team spirit of the candidate, his/her abilities , good communication skills, listening skills , posture , attitude , confidence level and many more. Some students feel it a very difficult part , but seriously if you have good communication skills , a good command over language , good listening skills and more importantly aware of the current affairs, what is happening around the world. you can automatically speak about it and easily crack the GD.
    Have confidence and faith in yourself then nothing will be ever difficult for you.
    Thank you...

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    Re: Are group discussions very difficult for freshers?

    Hello friend

    First of all i would like to congratulate you that for your completion of graduation.

    Yes it is write that you would have to clear the group discussion round after your written test.also it is true that gd stage is quite difficult and many of them couldn't make out it,but you shouldn't get nervous at this stage.you should be very determined now and have belief on yourself.

    At this situation you should be confident and prepare yourself instead of being nervous and afraid.you should be calm and practice for the gd.

    If you have good knowledge of current affair and general knowledge then you need not be afraid but be calm.

    You should work on your communication skill and body presentation as well.

    All the best
    Thank you.

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    Re: Are group discussions very difficult for freshers?

    Firstly make yourself brave and be positive its important that you avoid listening negative words which your friend is advising you that GD is tough to handle how is that others are making it? Can your friend answer that?? When you cannot talk about how to perform then you have no right to think negative about anything that you havenít tried in your career.. its good you have cleared that is written aptitude very well you have been advanced to GD round here comes the actual potential of an person .. its all about communication skills and how you explain your views and knowledge of a candidate is tested.. so you are being checked in many aspects so you need to be prepared while going to an GD session donít take it lightly so start your preparation..

    Importance of GD session:
    Companies generally conduct GD sessions as their first criteria to enable students attend face to face interviews.. GD session has huge importance for mass elimination the actual criteria selection and elimination is based on companies requirement.. Making a good impression while speaking GD is the basic skill every aspirant should have in him.so its important you behave in very professional way and politely..

    In group interviews your tested in the areas of:
    1. How good you are at communication with others and also how to respond to critics..

    2. How you behave and respond to the group take criticism and drawbacks which others point out.. generally this doesn't happen but when it comes necessary you should have the fire power to support your statement.. what ever statements you make you should know them with good knowledge base in your subject..

    3. Your mindset and your aggressive levels is tested your knowledge is under threat if you donít support your statements..

    4. Who your listening skills your co-operation levels with others.

    5. Leadership skills and in depth analysis of your decision making.
    6. Your critical thinking.

    7. Your attitude

    8. Self confidence and self belief

    9. Body language

    How to perform in GD the doís and donítíís
    1. keep eye contact while speaking with all the group show some actions with your hand and keep a stiff body posture donít shake your body be bold and speak out clearly and be audible to all the members..

    2. be the first to initiate the GD topics by starting a GD topic is something you cheer about so much.. as you would be making strong points about the topic and with unused words like key points may be spoken by you initiation of GD will give you a 5 points extra for the courage you put in starting phase of GD session..

    3. beware of the fact that its not about the initiation that you concentrate but also the fact that you have proper and genuine subject knowledge clearly then its becomes a good impression on panel heading GD session..without any knowledge donít initiate rather you can wait for the appropriate time and gather some knowledge by listening skills remember LS also has some points mind it.

    4. Allow others speak and try to concentrate on statements made by other candidates if you find any mistake then your quite welcome to go against any statement with confidence this is what is called driving the right path of GD topic.. and taking taking lead role in elaborating the topic in larger perspective..

    5. Whenever you find a debate in group discussion then be smart and intelligent in finding the opportunity of calming things down and take the leadership qualities and bring the discussion right on track by mentioning the goals and actual matter and subject of topic its you that you convert the opportunity into chance.. so have some good discussions with excellent knowledge base which you have to read newspapers economic times magazines watch news every day..its important that you increase your knowledge every day..

    6. Be positive and have patience.

    7. Speak sensibly and donít get over excited and donít dominate others with excess talk what ever you have to speak be frank and clear without any confusion..

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    Re: Are group discussions very difficult for freshers?

    Hi friend,

    group discussion is one of the important round in the placement.it is mostly to eliminate.so we have to be careful in these round.it is all to our listening,observing,team playing,communication skills.be confident while speaking.

    Some of the topics for group discussion :

    1.english should be made the official language

    2.joint family is a blessing in disguise

    3.women are better managers

    4.rules are made to be broken

    5.how to deal with terrorism

    6.inflation

    7.bpo's in india

    8.private companies in building infrastructure

    9.technology creates income disparities

    10.impact of globalization

    11.fate of apple after steve jobs

    12.freedom of press should exist

    13.right to reject

    14.mid term polls

    regards honey

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