Common mistakes to avoid in an Interview

Common job Interview mistakes to avoid

Have you ever felt like you were a great fit for a job opening and you have nailed that interview but still got rejected.

 

This is the case with 5 out of 10 candidates and surprisingly most of the times reasons for rejection were too obvious and totally avoidable.

 

If you want to increase your chances of success in next interview then try to avoid these mistakes;

 

Improper clothing :

 

It is important to follow the dress code or at least dress up professionally at the time of Interview.Many job seekers reach interview venue dressing too casually and this immediately reduces their selection chances.As it gives the impression that you are not taking job opportunity seriously.Next time do not underestimate the importance of power dressing

 

Asking irrelevant and inappropriate questions:

 

Candidates who seem to be more focused towards other things than job role are most annoying candidates as per many recruiters. For instance, some candidates seem very eager about CTC part, even in the technical discussion they ask questions about compensation part. Of course, money is important but learn to contain your excitement, solve all your queries at the time of CTC discussion.

 

When you are asked by interviewer to ask questions   then use this opportunity to ask thoughtful question to make a good impression

 

Research about the company: 

 

Don’t be one of those candidates who perform really well in an interview but when asked  ”What do you know about our company”  they choose to stay silent or give some random made up answer which clearly signals that forgot to research about the company.

Always make sure to go through company website before the interview, browse LinkedIn profiles of those working with the company and use that information smartly in your answers.Knowing about the company helps you in projecting yourself as someone who can be a good fit in company culture

 

Lying on the resume:

 

Mentioning incorrect information about your experience, skills, projects and academics on CV is the worst thing one can do. Doing this might open a door for an interview but failure to justify whatever you mentioned in your CV at the time of interview leads to straight away rejection or some companies might even consider you a fake candidate and blacklist.So avoid putting incorrect information on your CV at any cost.

So avoid putting incorrect information on your CV at any cost.

 

Coming across either as too desperate or uninterested:

 

Excessive follow-ups for feedback, showing over enthusiasm makes you look desperate for the role and employer find this kind of behavior fishy and this might lead them to give other candidate preference over you.

And the opposite behavior where you take an endless amount of time to reply to employer’s email, never show any eagerness towards job role and responsibilities and avoid recruiter’s call makes you look like an uninterested candidate.Employers tend to avoid such candidate because such candidates are generally the first one to back out after getting an offer letter.

 

Failure to produce required documents on time, negative body language, rude behavior are some other reasons which can pissed recruiters or HR manager off and diminish your selection chances.

 

You might be good at your core skills and performed well in an interview but failure in maintaining your professional decorum throughout the recruitment process can take that job opportunity away from you.

 

So pay attention to your behavior and avoid these imbecile mistakes to crack that next interview.

 

 

 

-TheCareerSailor

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