19 Mistakes in a Job Interview that You might be Doing

Are you facing problem in cracking the Interview? Even after good at technical and conceptual still could not crack your personal round? Have you ever thought what mistake I am are doing? or where I am going wrong? If any of the above question is applicable to you then do read the below. It may be a turning point for you. Below discussed are 19 mistakes you might be doing in an job interview.

You might be committing any of the below said mistakes in a Job Interview. These 19 mistakes in a job interview can be listed as Don’ts or something which you should never do in Interview. These points may be the reason for your rejection. Reading this article completely will surely help you to avoid these 19 mistakes in an job interview. 

Don’t talk Ill about Previous organisation:

Never Talk ill about your previous organisation as it may create a bad impact on you. The interviewer may feel that if you are been selected you may talk bad about your current employer also. So, completely avoid talking bad about old employer.

Describing bad about previous boss and colleagues:

Nowadays each organisation is looking for employees who can be a team player rather than a lone performer. When you talk bad about your boss or you colleagues you may be perceived as a person who can not be a good team player

Use of more fillers or unprofessional words:

Filler words like Hmm… ahhhh…. Is used when we are not sure what to say or when we wish to take a pause to think. And it is not to good to use unprofessional words like “buddy” “Ji” etc..

Discussion about Vacations, WFH etc:

During the interview you should never ask questions regarding vacations (how many days/when will I get vacations) etc. and not about Work from Home options. Even though the interviewer initiates a discussion on it you should not show much interest in it.

I don’t have anything to ask:

Whenever the you are been asked “Do you have Questions?” you should never say “No Questions”, “Nothing” etc. This may be wrongly interpreted that you have less or no interest towards the Job.

Irrelevant Personal Information:

Never discuss any of such personal information which is irrelevant to your job and company. Like, “I am the niece of the commissioner”, “I am relative to one of the powerful politician in this area”.

Discussing weakness in wrong way:

Some of us answer like My weakness is “I always gets confused when its comes to decision making”.  The organisation will never consider the employee who is having such weakness. So you must avoid discussing such type of weaknesses

Quoting “It’s there in my Resume”:

Incase the interviewer asks you any detail which you have clearly mentioned in your resume you must answer the question again and should never reply like “I have clearly mentioned in the resume” “It is there in my resume” “Please refer my resume for your question”

Talking about personal weakness:

While talking about yourself or about your weakness you should not discuss about your personal weakness like “I am very emotional”,” I get angry very soon” and so on

Asking about pay directly:

Avoid questions like “What is your payment date”, “When will I get hike” etc.

Overrating self:

One must avoid taking or appraising self during the interview like “I am the only performer in my team”, “

Discussing about your personal commitments:

The interviewer always seeks for committed employees. So if you discuss your personal commitments like, “I have a trip next week can I join after that” may create a high negative impact.

Questioning about benefits and perks:

Don’t discuss or show interest on benefits and perks that you are eligible for during the Interview itself.

Giving excuses:

Don’t try to give any excuses for any questions which are asked during the interview. Like, “Yesterday I was busy so I couldn’t prepare well for the Interview”. “As I belong to rural background I could not do any advanced courses” etc..

About your business plans:

If you have any plan of doing any business in future it is not advisable to discuss it during the interview.  

Making Comparative Statements:

Don’t make any comparative statements like “My previous employer allows for such benefits”, “My friend has got these benefits” will I also get like that etc.

Over promising statements:

It is not good to give over promising statements like “I will be the star performer every month” which may create over expectation.

Not maintaining confidentiality:

In case you discuss or utter any information which contains confidential practices or policies of your previous organisation again this may create a negative impact on you.

All the best avoid mistakes and give your best in the interview. check for interesting case studies here

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