Six Things to Avoid While Facing an Interview
The HR Coffee Room Blog by 1BC Consulting, Inc.
Sometimes an interview can be all to change your fate and career for the best. Therefore, it is important that you attend every interview with enthusiasm, the right attitude and do your homework. To optimize your chances to be successful, remember to avoid the following things while facing an interview.
The first thing to avoid is being un-prepared for an interview. If you have decided to attend an interview then remember to always prepare for it, plan it out, and practice to get your best. Today’s job market is extremely tough and to get through you need to have a competitive advantage, a good preparation is key to it.
Second thing to avoid, that may cost your job, is the inability to communicate effectively and clearly. It is an important aspect that is checked in an individual during a job interview. If you are nervous on the spot, then you can give out weak and wrong signals that may cost you the job. It is always better to practice in advance, what you plan to say.
The third thing to avoid is being too arrogant or aggressive during an interview. Don’t act in an “I know it all” attitude. This will not help at all, and may even cost you the job. Always be humble and act in a very careful manner. Being confident is good but see that you don’t get too over confident while talking to your prospective employer.
Fourth thing to stay away from is making lame excuses for your failure. If your career graph or anything of the past shows a failure, accept it. Don’t make lame excuses in front of the employers. Let them know that you have understood your mistake and learnt from it, and that you will be doubly careful in your future.
Fifth thing to avoid is bad mouthing your previous employer. Even if they were not good or you didn’t have good terms with them, never say anything bad about them during your interview.
Sixth thing to avoid is a poor or limp handshake. A bad handshake can turn people off and give a wrong impression about you. So, remember to shake hand confidently and firmly.
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