Here the list of things to avoid during job interview
An interview call is a good sign. It is the first step that takes you on your career path however, this can be overwhelming for many. If you are particularly too keen on getting placed with a certain company and are highly hopeful that nothing goes wrong at the interview, you may be too stressed with your interview preparation. All said and done, it is your performance on the day of the interview that will decide your fate. While that does not mean your preparation, your CV, your experience and your qualifications aren’t important – truly speaking, it is these aspects about you that got you shortlisted.
Now, you are all prepared, dressed well and are confident of yourself when attending the interview. You may have made up your mind to perform at your best and ensure that you get the job. But wait, there can be certain very demotivating statements or discussions during your interview that you definitely wouldn’t want to hear. Below is the list of few such discussions and in most cases, it is you who can make or break your destiny (as far as this job is concerned).
What Sounds Discomforting At An Interview?
The below mentioned are a list of things that you definitely would not want to hear from your interviewer. Avoiding these is in your hands and is based on your preparation. You can refer to our post on the job interview tips to ensure that you perform better at the interview and do not have to hear at least a few of the things mentioned below –
- “I contacted your reference and he has no clue about you”
This is one of the worst things to hear from your interviewer. This indicates only one thing – you have lied about your past experience. Do not assume that your interviewer will not contact your prior company or the professional reference you had mentioned in your CV. If you have seriously messed up with this, you surely don’t deserve the job but if you had been honest, it indicates you weren’t important enough for your reference or your prior company to remember you. In either case, this job is out of your kitty!
- “You’ve got something on your shirt” or worse, “There seems to be something sticking out of your teeth.”
Your first impression is there to stay for a long, very long time. And, if it is your interview, it can actually play a decisive role in getting you the job. A hiring manager can easily make up his mind about you based on your first impression so make sure that there is nothing obviously wrong with your appearance. A good idea here is to make a quick visit to the restroom before meeting the interviewer, this should help you get a quick check of yourself.
- “I have some advice for you”
This is a statement that would rarely have something positive coming your way. It is perhaps something in your CV or in your overall personality that has drawn negative attention. It is best advised here to accept the advice from your interviewer with a smile, though it might be difficult.