8 Worst Job Interview Screw – Ups to Avoid
- October 8, 2017
- Posted by: marlenedubois
- Category: Home Health Aide Training
A senior level operations manager was interviewing for a job where he might have responsibility for over fifty retail outlets. During the course of the second interview, the candidate becomes relaxed, as he discusses the day-to-day duties, which includes personally doing deposits for some of the units, if he should he be hired. To Illustrate his responsibility over protecting cash profits, the job candidate pulls out a hunting knife by a sheath of which was hidden under his shirt, as well as quickly slashes the knife through the air, for effect. He explains he carries of which knife only in case of emergencies. As you might imagine, the fellow didn’t get the job.
I have personally seen job candidates pull knives in job interviews, however also, I’ve seen them drop their pants – oh yes, of which happened – to show a scar on the upper thigh; one lady daringly exposed a breast during a job interview, to prove she was not lactating, as there was a question about how she might handle daycare for her newborn child; as well as in one amazing instance, a cross-dressing pharmacist arrives at his second job interview attired in female clothing, as well as using the feminine edition of his name.
In my opinion, these are examples of job interview screw-ups. Too often, job candidates regard their personal behavior at home or at leisure activity as appropriate for the workplace. Too often, they are wrong. as well as when those misunderstandings of appropriateness collide with the often strict, conservative environments of which most employers seek as standards in their hiring process, guess who of which is actually of which gets left out? Of course, of which’s the job candidates.
Below is actually a list of the sort of unappreciated behaviors of which job interviewers prefer not to see in a job interview. Check the list to see if you may be one of the job seekers perpetrating such activities of which may slow or even derail your employment.
SMOKING CIGARETTES – many people still feel the need to ‘light up’ to help settle their nerves prior to a job interview. The smell lingers on clothes, on breath, as well as hair, as well as as a consequence carries right into the job interview.
POOR EYE CONTACT – failing to offer confident, inquisitive eye contact with the job interviewer suggests you may not be truthful, or of which you are hiding something. Don’t look down at the floor when a question is actually asked.
POOR POSTURE – half-sitting in a chair, slouching, leaning to far up or back or to the side of a chair suggests to some interviewers of which you don’t genuinely want to be there. Sit up straight as well as pay attention to the person taking.
CELL PHONES – have ended too many job interviews, in my opinion. Some job candidates actually take calls during a job interview. Sure, they apologize to the interviewer, however so what! Of course they say the call is actually important – however, more important than the job you seek? Same for text messaging, which many college grad job candidates assume is actually a regular part of the business day, so take or check text messages during a job interview; best to just stay home as well as take those calls as well as messages.
FATIGUE – job search is actually a full time job for most, so many job candidates arrive to a interview weary by a busy schedule. Don’t do of which. I’ve had applicants escorted out of job interviews when they began resting their head upon their hands, or leaning tired-like in their chairs, or yawning consistently during an exchange of questions.
POOR PREPARATION – has derailed more job interviews than I care to ponder. Anticipate what topics will be discussed, as well as prepare answers in advance. Or just stay home.
FAKE FRIENDLINESS – is actually not the same as not bad manners as well as politeness. Don’t ‘play up’ to the interviewer trying to befriend them within the short time you have during a job interview. They read through those strategies very quickly. Remain professional.
GUM CHEWING – or sucking on candy, soda pops, or any sort of food or mouth occupied activity distracts the job interviewer by your skills as well as experience.
There are many some other distractions of which can interfere with the smooth success of which your next job interview may achieve. Don’t make things harder on yourself by introducing negative elements. Organize your interview strategies in advance. Practice how you describe your skills as well as experience to a job interviewer. Consider these observations, as well as you may find the job you seek with less effort as well as heartache than you might expect.