Being an entrepreneur and business owner, I interview many people during the week. There are a lot of things that I consider before giving a job to a particular person and most of those factors are noticed during the first interview. They say that the first impression is the last impression. Well, they are right because if a person fails to make the first good impression during the interview, he loses his chances to get that job. That is the main reason why I’m creating this post today so I can give you some tips about those mistakes that are made by people during the interview. After reading this post, you will be able to understand what mistakes you should avoid while giving an interview.
The time when you walk-in for an interview, the first thing noticed by interviewer is your dressing. If you are not wearing an appropriate dress for the position you are applying, there is no way that you are going to get that job. So, my advice to you is that, do some research about the company you are applying to and go to the interview wearing an appropriate dress.
Phone Interviews Not Taken Seriously
We all are spending very busy lives in today’s hectic world. It simply means that every one of us is trying to save as much time as possible. Most of the business owners or HR managers prefer to take a phone interview before calling a person for face to face interview in their office. One thing that I have noticed is that, most of the people don’t take phone interview seriously. You can tell from their tone that they are not really interested in giving you an interview over the phone. Well, if you will not convince the employer during phone interview, you will never get the second call to come for face to face interview.
Leaving Your Cell Phone On During Interview
Now, this is one of the most horrible mistakes that you can ever make during a job interview. The interviewer is looking for your full attention and dedication but as soon as your cell phone will start beeping or vibrating in your pocket, the employer will take it as an insult and change his mind at the same moment about giving you a chance.
Chewing Gum or Bringing A Cup Of Coffee With You
If you want to prove nothing but that you are immature and wrong person for the job then you will enter the interviewer’s room chewing a gum or holding a cup of coffee in hand. You need to keep in your mind that you are going for an interview and this is your only chance to make an impression. If you will enter the room in one of the conditions described above then you will surely lose any chance of you getting the job.
Do you have any advice for those people who are planning to go for an interview? What mistakes should a person avoid to increase his chances of getting the job?