February 18, 2011 Category : Careers & Training
For a job seeker the most important moment is when he/she gets an interview call for a job.Getting an interview call does not mean that you’ve been selected for the job.If you have made it till the job interview, this is where things begin to get really intense.
A face to face interaction with your prospective employers gives you a perfect opportunity to present your case and convince the employers that you are the ideal candidate for the vacant position in their organization. However, most job seekers falter at this crucial stage, a mistake that can prove to be detrimental to their success and getting that much awaited job offer.
Here are some common mistakes to avoid during a Job Interview -
1.Appearing late for the interview : Be on time,rather try to reach a little earlier for the interview.Being late shows your casual attitude.So value time.
2.Dressing up too casually : Your dressing sense is important while appearing for an interview.Have a simple yet professional look.
3.Manipulating facts : Do not try to pretend or makeover things in front of interviewers.It’s better to say the truth rather than manipulating facts.
4.Looking Nervous : Everyone who appears for an interview is a bit nervous,but this nervousness should not appear on your face.Be confident about yourself and your capabilities.Say to yourself that you can do it and you’ll give it the best.Boost yourself up before appearing for the interview.Prepare in advance.Confidence will reflect in your personality.
5.Speaking out of turn and talking too much : This definitely will not be in your favour.Speak only as and when required.
6.Lacking focus during the interview : Do not get distracted while being interviewed.Be physically as well as mentally present in the interview.
7.Asking too many questions : Do not ask too many queries without waiting for that stage of the interview where the interviewers actually ask you to do so.
8.Not maintaining eye contact : It is imperative to maintain eye contact while conversing with the panel of interviewers.This shows your level of confidence.
9.Your mobile phone ringing during the interview : Keep your mobile on silent mode while in an interview.Attending calls on your mobile during an interview distracts you from the topic and shows your casual behavior towards the interviewers.So,try to avoid this mistake.
10.No ‘thank you’ : Do not forget to say a “Thank You’ note after the interview is over.