The most common blunders to avoid during the interview
In most cases the interview will be the last in the line following the written tests, group discussions etc. Proving in all the other qualifying rounds does not guarantee the job. The enthusiasm in the beginning slightly fades away due to over confidence and we fail to give the significant importance to the interview and this could have adverse effects at the end.
The importance of dress code is forgotten
When the significance of the interview is forbidden, the appearance is not as expected. It is clearly obvious both verbally and non-verbally. The formal etiquette in which we present ourselves creates the first impression in the mind of the employer at one look. The interview is a formal meeting in which the employer gets a feel of the candidate. This could be used to our advantage very smartly. The formal etiquette signifies the attitude of the candidates which will gear up the perception of the candidature.
Not highlighting the relevant characteristics & skills
Attending an interview without proper knowledge on the job profile is like beating around the bush. This portrays uncertainty and the very first impression is blurred. Prior to the interview, it is necessary to understand the job profile we have applied for. This proactive knowledge aids in understanding the challenges and the skill sets necessary to handle them. The skills gained through education along with the acquired skills in efficiently handling previous assignments can be highlighted. This adds value to the candidature making the employer feel that you are the right choice for this job title.
Blaming the ex- employer
Tossing a question as to why you have opted for a job change is a feeler to understand the employee. Not understanding this, if you come up with stories of dissatisfaction or hatred towards the ex- boss/ company, negative signals are passed on. Interview is not the forum to discuss issues and very simply this question can be turned into an Interest Creating Remark- with answers such as “I am looking for a better opportunity” or “I prefer being associated with a reputed company like yours”.
Succumbing to the employers questions
During an interview, many questions are thrown at you from various perspectives to analyze you quickly. But remember that you are also judged by your ability to take the lead by being interrogative. The preparation for the interview also includes intelligent and logical questions that will make you the most eligible candidate. It is also important to note that the interrogations should not exhibit ignorance or your obliviousness.