Important tips for GD(Group Discussion)
Important round in any selection process is Group Discussion session is conducted to assess the candidate's skills, usually they are use to find the quality mention below :
- Ability to work in a team
- Communication skills
- Leadership skills
- Reasoning ability
- Taking Initiative
- Ability to think and act independently
Normally they use to make a groups of 8-10 candidates and are given a specific situation to analyze and discuss within a given time limit.
The group may be given a topic and asked to discuss on the same. A panel will observe the proceedings and evaluate the members of the group.
Few points to be remembered when taking part in a GD
1) The first thing is that the panel should notice you. Merely making a meaningful contribution.
You must ensure that the group hears you.
You need to be assertive. It depends on you how you steer the group in the right direction, once it gets stuck to something. This gives you the chance to showcase your leadership skills.
Most importantly, you have to make your chances. There is nothing more unacceptable in a GD than keeping one's mouth shut or just murmuring things which are inaudible.
2) The second most essential thing is that your contribution to the group should be meaningful.
The quality of what you said is more valuable than the quantity.
It doesn't help if you shout at the top of your voice and speak at great length, what matters most is what you speak and how it creates an impact on the group as well as the evaluators.
3) The last most important thing is that you must be clearly seen to be attempting to build a consensus.
This shows your ability to work in a team, your ability to adjust yourself in new surroundings.
To be able to meet the above requirements during a Group Discussion, one should keep in mind the following basic:
a) Be Yourself.
b) Take time to organize your thoughts.
c) Don't make the mistake of looking at the panel while you are speaking. You always look at your group members while you are speaking.
d) Your body language says a lot about you - your gestures is more likely to reflect your attitude than what you say.
e) Never try to show your dominance. Be assertive, speak yourself and let others speak as well.
f) Show your leadership skills. Motivate the other members of the team to speak. Be receptive to others' opinions and do not be abrasive or aggressive.
g) Remember, opening the discussion is not the only way of gaining attention and recognition.
If you do not give valuable insights during the discussion, all your efforts of initiating the discussion will be in vain.
I hope if you follow these instruction then you will defiantly gets more points in GD than others. BEST OF LUCK