Nov 30, 2010

Things to Avoid in Interview

Things to Avoid in Interview

The interviewer usually does not want to listen to the extra things which cause to waste their time. Here you can find some valuable tips about the things which you should avoid during a job interview:

  1. Be always on time. It shows your care and punctuality. This is the first good impression you can put on the interviewer.
  2. Keep a smile on your face. Angry or aggressive mood leave your inflexible impression on the interviewer.
  3. Dress up appropriately and don’t use strong perfumes. It is the thing which explains you before you talk to someone.
  4. Don’t chew gum, drink or smoke before or during interview.
  5. Don’t tell incorrect information. If you try to change your statements frequently, it may reveal your interviewer that you are trying to hide something from your employer.
  6. Some people try to be creating a frank environment to justify their nervousness against the interviewer. Sometimes the interviewer provides a comfortable setting to provide ease in the interview. In such situation you need to keep your nerves calm and under your control. Don’t be frank with the interviewer and keep your attitude professional.
  7. You need to be ready for all usual and unusual questions. Don’t say the things showing your forgetful habit.
  8. Don’t bad-mouth to anyone before the interviewer. If you start saying bad comments about your previous employer, the interviewer may think you will say such things about him if you move on. So, don’t count the negative aspects of the previous employer.
  9. You must realize what they may expect from you. It is possible only when you have beforehand information about the company’s history, goals and running activities. It will also make you comfortable during the discussion.
  10. Switch your cell phone off. The ring or vibration of your cell phone can take your concentration out of the discussion.
  11. Don’t ask for permission to go out for cause of a phone call or toilet flush. It wastes the time of interviewer.
  12. Listen carefully to the words asked to you, don’t ask to repeat the words again and again. Be attentive to the questions and don’t keep silent when you are asked to reply.
  13. If your are asked the open ended questions, like “tell me about you?”, “why you want to do this job?”, “how you feel you are appropriate for this position?”, this is the best chance to speak your words to reveal your capabilities relevant to the job.
  14. Don’t show the feelings of disappointment, attitude of negligence or nervousness.
  15. Don’t cut the words of interviewer and don’t offer extra details. Simple state the to the point information to the questions and don’t talk too much.
  16. Keep your portfolio with you and don’t hesitate for any field test or even personality test which is going to be a common trend in interview strategies.
  17. Don’t put the blames on the previous company, boss or the society for your past failures if any. Take out the positive points and show that you have learned from your past career mistakes.


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