Job interviews are always stressful - even for job seekers who have gone on countless interviews. The best way to reduce the stress is to be prepared. Here are the top 10 interview mistakes you should avoid:
1. Dressing Inappropriately:
The interviewer first notes your dress and style. Clean shave and neat nails will be a good start in the interview.
2. Body Language:
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Job applicant must start with a firm handshake with a warm smile in face. Right body posture and confident look will impress the interviewer.
3. Not Making Eye Contact With The Interviewer:
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Not making eye contact with the interviewer will make him think of you as shy or disinterested candidate.
4. Not Paying Attention:
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Not paying attention for the questions asked by the interviewer may low your chance of getting the job. Interviewer will manipulate you the candidates presence of mind.
5. Not Knowing Details about the Company:
Before going to the interview collect all the informations about the company which you are going to be interviewed. Like when did the company started, yearly turnover of that particular company, etc.
6. Work History:
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Some job applicants don't remember their previous work history in the previous company. This would make interviewer to lose interest in recruiting him for his/ her company.
7. Negative Comments About Previous Company:
Criticizing previous company or boss before the interviewer might get you in trouble. Not an good idea to impress the interviewer.
8. Answering the phone:
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Not turning off your phone inside the interview hall might low your chance of being selected. Do not answer the phone while attending interview.
9. Telling The Interviewer That You Really Need This Job:
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Providing too much personal information and telling that you need this job or money will not impress the interviewer.
10. Thank You Note:
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Say thank you note to the interviewer with a confident handshake after the interview gets over.