What are the top 10 ten things you should never do at a job interview?
Do go to a job interview unprepared. Research facts /data about the company.
What you should never do at a job interview:
1. Wear inappropriate attire for the job interview
2. Pick your nose and whatever disgusting habit
4. Lose your composure
5. Disrespectful or argumentative
I'm not particular with the cons of job interviews, this is just my personal knowledge.
Do not exaggerate your answer to questions, make a solid answer instead.
Inappropriate body language should be avoided.
Do not be too formal, be jolly and be yourself. Talk with confidence, being too formal sometimes create a wall between you and the interviewer.
Do not hide anything, remember that your selling yourself and you should build trust between you and the interviewer.
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These are all great tips and answers...I agree and appreciate you sharing your knowledge and feedback.
Keep the answers coming...and if anyone has a "good" or "bad" interview, please share your experience.
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I'm not sure what I can add that hasn't been coveed already - but here's one for the young gents who may be reading. I once held interviews with a coworker of mine, and we interviewed one poor young candidate who couldn't seem to tear his eyes away from her bosom! Needless to say, he was not invited back for a second round...
1. never come unprepared. make sure you research your prospective employer.
2. never bring anyone with you to the interview. It proves to be distracting & can hinder you getting hired
3. never use profanity
4. never dress provocatively
5. never fart, belch, or pick your nose
6. never go to an interview wearing dirty clothes.
7. never lie to get the job
8. never freeze or clam up
9. never lose your train of thought.
10. never go to a job interview with booze on your breath.
1,Never fake yourself and if you plan to do it,rehease a 1000 times and do,else dont do it at all.
2.Never cut the eye to eye contact with the interviewer.Not only your words but your eyes are also speaking volumes.
3.Never come unprepared,incase you couldnt make it,rehearse and always deviate the attention of the interviewer to a topic that you know well.
4.Never come in bright ,revealing outfits because the old men present in most of the interviews wont like it.
5.Never lose you C and C (Confidence and Composure).Even if you lost one,half is lost.
6.Never make a "Kind of" or "something like that" or "i think" kind of answers.If you dont know it,just admit it and dont beat around the bush.Most of them will screw you big time .
7.Never ever overboast about yourself,cos they dont care a damn and again they will get freaked out if you do that.
8.Never try to answer the questions of more than one interviewer at a time.Just tell the next guy a few seconds.
9.Dont place unwanted and artificial mannerisms when you talk.
10.Last but not the least ,never ever change you accent or your way of speech which can ruin everything that you acheived 5 minutes back.
There are many useful tips over the internet, but I just say what I have experienced:
1. Don't be over-serious (smile)
2. Don't sit with your back curved (that implies lack of confidence)
3. Don't answer only with "Yes" or "No". (say why)
4. Don't badmouth about your ex job/boss (I never did this)
5. Try not to mumble.
6. Don't wear an extra short dress and Hollywood make-up (I did this)
7. Don't forget to split your gum
8. Don't laugh too much
9. When they ask the traditional 'why do you want to work here", don't say something stupid, think about if beforehand.
10. Don't be sad if they say 'We will call you"...
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For my Planning Division, I created a "typical life in the day of a planner" interview process. It started with the usual Q&A, and then moved into an actual project that the candidate had to briefly review (they were given the appropriate regs). We then brought them down to the hearing room, where they had to give a presentation of the project and a recommendation for approval or denial, based on what they read in the regs. BTW, we let all our candidates know about the format ahead of time, so they were mentally prepared.
Some candidates really had fun with the process: they made up negotiation scenarios that they explained in the "hearing", and they pointed out unique pros/cons for the project. Other candidates, unbelievably, complained that the format was "too challenging", or "not fair" for an interview! My response to that was, "Well, what exactly do you expect to be doing as a public planner?"
It was a great way to find really enthusiastic applicants, and I'm sure it could be replicated for almost any business, with a bit of thought.
Don't know if I can recommend 10 stuffs. But I can definitely share a few from my experience.
1. Never fidget. Fidgeting is a big NO in any formal interview.
2. Never underestimate the interviewers. But never overestimate them either. Otherwise, you will get nervous.
3. Dress up sensibly. Wearing something too different will not actually make you stand out... rather you will feel left alone.
4. Act like yourself, but try to prevent any common stupidity or bad habit that you are aware of. I know of a friend who moves her legs or squeeze a tissue paper ( How ridiculous!)
5. Always listen to the interviewer patiently and before you answer make sure that you have understood the question. However, a answer given too late might show your lack of reflection.
Can't remember anything else now. Good luck for the job hunters ( If any).
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Remember: You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
Top ten things not to do at a job interview:
1) chew gum
2) arrive late, intoxicated, or high
3) arrive uninformed about the company, it's purpose, mission, & background
4) talk/text on your cell phone
5) act like you know more than the interviewer, too cocky or arrogant
6) call interviewer by 1st name without permission
7) talk across or cut off the interviewer while he/she is talking
8) come off as shady, suspicious, sweaty, poor eye contact, overly nervous
9) dress inappropriately
10) use bad grammar, slang, jargon, or profanity
Don't forget the obvious, especially if you're being interviewed by someone new to your department. Never assume the interviewer knows everything about a job that you might know! Really, this can happen!!! It happened to me once and I lost the job. How do I know this was the reason? The interviewer called me the next day and in telling me I lost the job asked me if I knew why. Sure, I did! He told me I should have mentioned such-and-such. I just assumed this person (who had just become the head of the dept.) KNEW about some techniques that were standard in our field. He didn't! He told me I should have stated points which I would have assumed he knew that I knew. In subsequent interviews, I go from the lowest to the highest in listing a technique, etc. saying, "Of course, AS YOU KNOW, the blah-da-de-blah is the basic tool to use and in addition, I'd use the blah-da-de-blah "
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