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Why Do Candidates Fail In An Interview and How to Prevent it?

Updated on March 29, 2010

Winning Job Interviews

1. Poor grooming habits.

2. Ungraceful and discourteous body language.

3. Poor manners.

4. Poor diction.

5. Un-appealing resume.

6. Vague responses.

7. Lack of punctuality.

8. Poor waiting hall behavior. Very important as mostly all employers use CCTVs in the waiting halls to check a candidate's behavior before taking an interview and prepare in the interview according to the behavior of the candidate and sometimes reject also on basis of that behavior.

9. Monetary benefits centric approach.

10. Unfavorable Behavioral Aspects.

11. Lack of confidence.

12. Lack of enthusiasm.

13. Lack of career goals.

14. Lack of personal goals.

15. Irresponsible behavior.

16. Showing aggressiveness in self justification.

17. Lack of maturity, emotional.

18. Overreacting to queries.

19. Negative attitude.

20. Not taking job seriously.

21. Lacking sense of humor.

22. Complaining about previous employers and about their management.


Have confidence in yourself

Getting late to an interview is also a reason behind failing in an interview, so try to reach 45 minutes before your interview starts.
Getting late to an interview is also a reason behind failing in an interview, so try to reach 45 minutes before your interview starts.
Check your words before writing or saying something in front of the interviewer
Check your words before writing or saying something in front of the interviewer
Body language is a prominent factor while assessing candidates for the requirement
Body language is a prominent factor while assessing candidates for the requirement
Keep your questions and answers to the point, do not shift from the main course while speaking out.
Keep your questions and answers to the point, do not shift from the main course while speaking out.

How to prevent failure in an interview?

1. Prepare yourself a day before interview.

2. Confirm venue of interview, distance of interview location from your house, and mode of transport available, confirm exact route.

3. A night before interview, relax, have a good sleep, visualize yourself succeeding it, and pray to God.

What do to on the day of interview?

1. Reach your interview location at least 45 minutes before interview time.

2. Get yourself familiar with ambiance.

3. Don't carry too much baggage.

4. Upon reaching the interview location, report to the concerned authority immediately.

Classic Job Interview Questions

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