5 Common Mistakes every interviewee must avoid | CourageousWP
Skip to content

When it comes to exploring different kinds of job opportunities then there are so many other things which should be kept in consideration by the people. Being a job searcher you are supposed to make sure that you have applied to the required job in the desired manner. Therefore, after applying for a particular job the process of hiring is started. In these kinds of situations, you receive the call for an interview and during these scenarios you should be aware of this aspect that the interviews can be conducted in different ways such as in person, or it could also be performed with the help of video as well.

In addition, during the process of the interview, the candidate needs to avoid these 5 below-mentioned mistakes in order to attain the job offer letter in the best possible way. These 5 mistakes are described as follows:

1.    What are you wearing?

This is an important aspect to consider because people being an interviewee should realize the importance of formal dressing in the right manner. There is no point of denying this attribute that employer or interviewer develops an impression regarding the interviewee within 7 seconds after meeting. Therefore, people should follow the norm and in this concern they should wear proper and formal dressing before going for an interview.  Moreover, people should be aware of this fact that they are not going to participate in any kind of fashion show, therefore, they must follow and apply formal attire in the desired way.  

2.    Why are you late?

This is another huge mistake because the employer makes an impression about the interviewee that he or she does not have a professional attitude. At the same time, he or she does not know about the time management and as a result, the interview is not started on the high note and there is the likelihood that required deliverables might not be achieved in the end. Therefore, the interviewee is always recommended that he or she should reach before or on time for an interviewee because in this way they can prepare themselves in a better way.   

3.    You do not know about the organization

This is not an excuse if you do not know anything about the organization because being an interviewee it is your responsibility to know much about the organization in which you have applied for a job. This is a serious kind of mistake which must be avoided by the applicant as it could become one of the reasons that can really hamper your job search a great deal.  

4.    Your Phone is ringing

During the process of an interview, the attitude of an interviewee needs to be much more professional because employers want to evaluate the behavior of the interviewee. Therefore, you must keep your mobile or cell phone on silent mode so that you can concentrate on the process of interview completely.  This is crucial to understand this aspect that the sound of a mobile phone in the interview room could disturb or hinder the flow of interview process in a negative way. Therefore, the interviewee should keep their phones silent before entering the interview room.

5.    What you said about a former employer?

No matter how much your previous job was difficult but you should make sure that you always provide pleasant and adequate information about your former workplace or employer. In this way, you actually develop a good reputation of your previous workplace to a great extent. At the same time, interviewer perceives that you have worked in a professional organization where norms or rules are given so much importance. If you try to provide false or harsh information about your previous employer it means that you were not sincere or committed to the former workplace.

Therefore, it is quite necessary to provide relevant and adequate information about your previous job so that you can attain required results in the end.

Final Thoughts

All these above-described mistakes actually hinder the process of recruitment a great deal. Therefore, all interviewees should consider these mistakes in a detailed manner in order to make their interview processes more significant and result-oriented.

About the Author:

Jessica Martin is an experienced freelance recruiter and HR professional who has been working in the field of human resources for so many years. These days she is managing her own blog in the name of Dissertation Proposal on various social media platforms.