6 Things You Shouldn’t Do In An Interview by Loadite



Interviews are meant to be attended with discipline and
some sense of decorum. That you are skilled at your field
doesn’t guarantee you that million Naira job. Certain things
are meant to be in place when planning for an interview.
You will get the job given that, you avoid doing any of these
listed below.

1) Don’t forget any of your Documents
In every interview, there is, you may not be requested to
present any of your certificates or documents in the first
meeting. Prospective employers may first want you to sell
yourself and explain your understanding of the opening you
are applying for, but at that, never ever go to an interview
without any of your documents. It is your hand tool which
will help you in winning the deal. Even if there is the
tendency of you forgetting, it is good to scan it and send to
yourself and mostly have it on your mobile phone. By so
doing, you’ve kept a personal copy with you, that which can
be shown to your employer on request.

2) Clock watching
You wouldn’t want to do this. Watching your watch or clock
during an interview is as good as telling your interviewer to
rush the interview and let go of you. You should not be
counted among applicants in this category. As a matter of
fact, clock watching is also distracting and will never help
you to get focused. If you’ve been with someone watching
his or her watch while you speak, then you will understand
better what is been said here.

3) Dressing shabbily
Your first impression is not your good command of English
language or your clever conjugation of sentence neither is it
your outstanding performance in the university. Your first
impression lies more in your physical outlook. Your
personal grooming and your dressing go a long way. If
properly done, it helps in securing a place for you in the
heart of your interview. For men, have your shirt and
trouser well ironed and let the gators speak even as you
approach the interviewing room. For ladies, your shoes
should be a comfortable one, walk like a lady and not a
man. In short, put all you can into your physical appearance
and if need be, spray some good perfume on yourself to
drive home your ‘point’.

4) Lateness
It will be quite unfortunate for you to get to your place of
interview on late when you were already given the interview
time. Come on, you can’t afford to get there late. Instead,
you can actually plan your interview a day before so as to
beat traffic or any other unforeseen contingencies. Wake up
as early as you can and board the next bus heading for your
destination.

5) Expressing irrelevant opinions:
An interviewer could be as funny as basketmouth™ or be the
type that throws banters at you, waiting to hear you
respond, but never you take such opportunity to express
irrelevant opinions. Go straight to the point, hit the nail on
the head and express your opinion just as you understand
it. Never beat about the bush. At times you could get excited
about what you are being asked, but don’t just voice out
words out of sheer excitement, do some calculations before
you let go those words from your innermost.
6). Not listening or responding to the questions
Don’t get too distracted such that you won’t be listening to
the questions asked you in an interview. The point is, if you
are not listening to the questions asked you, you won’t
respond appropriately. Interviewers want someone who is
retentive and a good listener for that matter. Remember,
questions are vital during interviews but it makes the most
of your interview. Really, if you don’t listen to the questions,
you won’t respond to them properly. If you don’t listen to
your interviewer well then you might probably not get the
job.
Being prepared for an interview can be compared to you
adding salt to your meal. When you turn up at an interview
not knowing what service(s) the company offers, what the
position you are applying for entails or not even having an
idea about who their competitors are can translate to not
being prepared. Do all you can to acquire knowledge and
then, you are on the path to becoming employed.

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