Interview Blunders

If you get any interview call then you should be prepared for it. Nowadays youngsters hunt job as soon as they can do. But it has been seen that while hunting job youngsters for several common mistakes especially those who have little or no experience and fresh graduates.

Interview Blunders

If you are fresher at your interview then you will be 100% right. You will surely do few mistakes which you should avoid. There are few common blunders mentioned. Have a look:

Whenever you go for an interview then don’t forget to carry of your CV. If you give such excuse then it is obviously a worst excuse. Jaspal Shakya, CEO, said, “Any candidate who thinks it’s not important to carry the vital document naturally comes under the scanner.” He also suggests candidates to carry at least 2 copy of their resume and said, “A recruiter goes through numerous profiles every day. It is impossible for him/her to recollect your achievements during personal interviews.” Your CV helps recruiter to analyze you better.

Not on Time

Punctuality is the key of professionalism. It is said that “Time is Money.” ARKS Srinivas, CEO of Vista Mind Education believe that “It is not unusual to get late, but when you know you have an appointment at 10 am and you are nowhere close to the venue, you are expected to at least send a text informing the prospective employer. I have had youngsters turning up over an hour late and not even apologising for it. Turning up late is a sign of how irresponsible and unprofessional the candidate is.”

Lack of Focus

Whenever you prepare for an interview then make target of your career. Interview by HR can be tricky and difficult for fresher to clear. Consultant Meenal Punjabi shares her experience, “When we asked this one engineer why he pursued an MBA after engineering, he said he wasn’t sure about his career and thought that having an MBA would provide him better opportunities. He’d obviously scored over 60 percent in his engineering and had good grades through school. But he was also uncertain about how he intended to make his management degree count.”

Not working on communication skill

Personal interview is held especially to check communication skill of the candidate. Mumbai-based HR consultant Smita Tikekar believes about those candidates who don’t speak in there interview that ”The biggest crime is to keep him/her guessing whether you are dumb or not.” She said to candidates that, “You need not be politically or grammatically correct, but unless you speak up, how will we know what’s going on inside your head?”

These are few common mistakes done by candidates in hurry or nervousness. Try to avoid these.

By Michael Gilmore

Gilmore's research interests include social studies, law, technology and IT. He worked a lot in the field of jurisprudence. Gilmore also actively participates in the creation of technology and design for mobile phones and laptops, starting in 2012.