Say No to these Mistakes to Nail your First Interview

The recruiter or the interviewer keeps their eyes on each detail given by the candidate.2 min


Hunting for a job requires more and more efforts definitely. 


But, what holds more weightage than it?


The fact is that the real hard work starts when the recruiter calls you for an interview. Every recruiter has many responsibilities, which the company has given him and one of them is to recruit only the right applicants, even the best candidates.


Companies roll over each and every little element about the employee, which can be benefitted to them in every way. That is why, every company demands the recruiter to extract every important piece of information about the applicant.


The recruiter or the interviewer keeps their eyes on each detail given by the candidate. Job portals ask for the details of the applicants, like- experiences, skills, and achievements.


This is one the most important parts, where you should be creative. And, be sure about your personality attributes that make you unique among the crowd of applicants. But, knowingly or unknowingly, half of the aspirants commit some mistakes, which can impact negatively on the recruiters like:


  • Writing an Essay about Yourself: This is one of the most common mistakes done by job seekers. A resume is a document, through which the interviewer makes an image about you. So, this piece of a document must be prepared carefully. Never write long paragraphs to display your abilities, always try to create points and short sentences, which can be read easily and quickly.


  • Ignoring the Requirements of the Company: Earlier, when people used to search for jobs in newspaper classified ads, then the ads consisted of only small information about the job and location. But, this is the internet era and people don’t want to compromise with just a small piece of detail.


There are job-searching websites that allow the registered companies to post free jobs along with their roles and requirements. So, you can explore these portals and extract required and relevant information about concerned organization also. 


  • Insufficient Preparation: “Practice makes us perfect”- This phrase is repeated, whenever the word practice comes because this is the truth that people try to ignore in their lives. No dancer can make those smooth moves without practice, no painter can craft its painting without experimenting a hundred times and so on… This principle applies to everyone.


Thus, attending an interview without any practice and preparation is just like appearing for a country level exam without having any knowledge about it. Moreover, among which, an introduction is the most crucial part of an interview. If it goes right, half of the way is clear to you. But, without practicing, this part, which looks pretty easy, can be converted into broken words and shaking voice. 


  • Indiscipline during the Interview: Excited for the interview? But, if you are serious about the job and want to crack the interview, there is no way you can do it, without being showing discipline. Appearing in an interview in your lucky superman t-shirt will only give a negative impression on the interviewer. Take out your formals and dress properly. This will surely add points to your interview test. Plus, always remember to put your phone on silent and reach the location before the time given.


These are some little factors to have in mind, before going to the interview. 


Avoid these mistakes… Take out your hidden abilities… Present them in front of the recruiter… And, make the perfect path for your bright future.


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