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Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by 24hoursreporter: 8:32am On May 19, 2018
I am sure you don’t need a soothsayer to know that the Labour market is very competitive. This is due the number of unemployed graduates out there. However, sometimes you get relief when you receive an interview invitation. But it is really disappointing when the whole process is not successful. Sometimes, job seekers unconsciously ruined their own interview because of certain mistakes. Therefore, this article will educate our readers on the 7 common job interview mistakes to avoid.

Ordinarily, when a candidate is invited for an interview, he/she is one step ahead of getting the job. But one innocent mistake can change everything. I remember how I failed my first interview woefully. It was a terrible experience and I wouldn’t want any job seeker to have similar experience. This is why we have come up with this write up on 7 common job interview mistakes to avoid.

List of 7 Common job Interview Mistakes To Avoid


Below are the 7 common job interview mistakes to avoid. Your next interview will land you your dream job, if you avoid these mistakes.

Dressing Shabbily
Your dressing code is an important factor recruiters consider while interviewing candidates. Though you have to dress in accordance with the position you are applying for, but try to be formal and professional. Your worst mistake is to wear an informal dressing to an interview. It will make you look unkempt and lost your confident.

Late Arrival
The easiest way to ruin your interview is to arrive late. Lateness is definitely a good way to piss your interviewers. Try as much as possible to be punctual in any interview as it is the you are creating about yourself. As a matter of fact, when you are late for an interview, it is an indication that you are not serious. This is definitely the first step in failing your interview.

Showing Off

Showing off is among the common job interview mistakes to avoid. No matter how qualified and smart you are, try to keep cool and remain humble. Priding yourself too high is an indication that you won’t take instruction. Actually, you don’t need to show yourself before an interview knows that you are good. So, the more prideful you are, the more the interview tries to get you out of the link. And no organization certainly want to work with pride people. You see! always keep it cool.

Presenting False Resume Facts
This is another area where most job interview candidates are thrown out of the race. What job seekers fail to understand is that recruiters will always outsmart their moves. This is why they will present to you a form to fill all the details in your resume. Guess what? if there is a slight variation from what you presented on your CV, Boom! you are out the game.

Using Phone During an Interview
I mean no disrespect, but some interview candidates are really funny. Some of them actually use their phones while the interview is going on. This is a pure indication of indiscipline, lack of devotion to work and above all lack of diligent. Therefore, if you really need that job, don’t answer any call. In fact, activate your phone on silent mode until you leave the interview venue.

Talking Too Much
Try as much as possible to talk less. In fact, go straight to the point and stop bugging your interviewer with unnecessary details. The downside of talking too much in an interview is that you end up spoiling the nice things you said earlier with controversial statements. Just give a straight answer without details except you are required to do otherwise.

Lack of Passion
Recruiters need people who are very passionate about the job. So, try to be very passionate and eager during the interview. You may be considered based on this. No employer will want to engage a staff that is clearly not passionate about the job.

These are the common job interview mistakes to avoid in your next interview. These mistakes have caused many people their chances of getting juicy offers after getting so close. Don’t fall victim to these mistakes, watch out for them in your next interview.

Check 24hoursreporter for related posts

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Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by Jeezuzpick(m): 8:37am On May 19, 2018
8. Not knowing somebody who is "somebody" in the Company.

This is by far the worst offence of all, as far as Naija is concerned.

Having ensured that you have avoided no 1-7 above, not knowing somebody means you are most likely wasting the interview panel's time, and, more importantly, your own time.

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Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by Alejoc(m): 8:39am On May 19, 2018
grin cheesy... Don't go in on empty stomach!

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Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by otopxy: 8:39am On May 19, 2018
24hoursreporter:
I am sure you don’t need a soothsayer to know that the Labour market is very competitive. This is due the number of unemployed graduates out there. However, sometimes you get relief when you receive an interview invitation. But it is really disappointing when the whole process is not successful. Sometimes, job seekers unconsciously ruined their own interview because of certain mistakes. Therefore, this article will educate our readers on the 7 common job interview mistakes to avoid.

Ordinarily, when a candidate is invited for an interview, he/she is one step ahead of getting the job. But one innocent mistake can change everything. I remember how I failed my first interview woefully. It was a terrible experience and I wouldn’t want any job seeker to have similar experience. This is why we have come up with this write up on 7 common job interview mistakes to avoid.

List of 7 Common job Interview Mistakes To Avoid


Below are the 7 common job interview mistakes to avoid. Your next interview will land you your dream job, if you avoid these mistakes.

Dressing Shabbily
Your dressing code is an important factor recruiters consider while interviewing candidates. Though you have to dress in accordance with the position you are applying for, but try to be formal and professional. Your worst mistake is to wear an informal dressing to an interview. It will make you look unkempt and lost your confident.

Late Arrival
The easiest way to ruin your interview is to arrive late. Lateness is definitely a good way to piss your interviewers. Try as much as possible to be punctual in any interview as it is the you are creating about yourself. As a matter of fact, when you are late for an interview, it is an indication that you are not serious. This is definitely the first step in failing your interview.

Showing Off

Showing off is among the common job interview mistakes to avoid. No matter how qualified and smart you are, try to keep cool and remain humble. Priding yourself too high is an indication that you won’t take instruction. Actually, you don’t need to show yourself before an interview knows that you are good. So, the more prideful you are, the more the interview tries to get you out of the link. And no organization certainly want to work with pride people. You see! always keep it cool.

Presenting False Resume Facts
This is another area where most job interview candidates are thrown out of the race. What job seekers fail to understand is that recruiters will always outsmart their moves. This is why they will present to you a form to fill all the details in your resume. Guess what? if there is a slight variation from what you presented on your CV, Boom! you are out the game.

Using Phone During an Interview
I mean no disrespect, but some interview candidates are really funny. Some of them actually use their phones while the interview is going on. This is a pure indication of indiscipline, lack of devotion to work and above all lack of diligent. Therefore, if you really need that job, don’t answer any call. In fact, activate your phone on silent mode until you leave the interview venue.

Talking Too Much
Try as much as possible to talk less. In fact, go straight to the point and stop bugging your interviewer with unnecessary details. The downside of talking too much in an interview is that you end up spoiling the nice things you said earlier with controversial statements. Just give a straight answer without details except you are required to do otherwise.

Lack of Passion
Recruiters need people who are very passionate about the job. So, try to be very passionate and eager during the interview. You may be considered based on this. No employer will want to engage a staff that is clearly not passionate about the job.

These are the common job interview mistakes to avoid in your next interview. These mistakes have caused many people their chances of getting juicy offers after getting so close. Don’t fall victim to these mistakes, watch out for them in your next interview.

Check 24hoursreporter for related posts

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Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by Greyworld: 8:39am On May 19, 2018
Jeezuzpick:
8. Not knowing somebody who is "somebody" in the Company.
You are a Nigerian sire

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Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by kenny5811(m): 8:39am On May 19, 2018
ok
Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by abokibuhari: 8:40am On May 19, 2018
grin Get connection and forget all those rubbish write-ups

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Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by p2t2r(m): 8:40am On May 19, 2018
Jeezuzpick:
8. Not knowing somebody who is "somebody" in the Company.
This should be number one.

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Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by Alejoc(m): 8:41am On May 19, 2018
grin cheesy


Don't go in hungry too.... Interview may be delayed and you may enter mood swing mode when it is your turn cos of hunger or missed your turn cos you need to go and buy puffpuff nearby


cheesy grin cheesy

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Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by Akeos(m): 8:41am On May 19, 2018
nice one..... also avoid complicated statement.....
morning fellas

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Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by Feranchek(m): 8:42am On May 19, 2018
Honku you can lie oooooooo! Who uses phone during an interview Ah ah.....

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Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by patyowr: 8:43am On May 19, 2018
And you think you don hammer with this your write up shey?
Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by 24hoursreporter: 8:43am On May 19, 2018
Greyworld:

You are a Nigerian sire

Hey bro, this is not true. I know of several persons that have gotten jobs in top notch companies without knowing anybody.

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Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by Jeezuzpick(m): 8:43am On May 19, 2018
Alejoc:
grin cheesy... Don't go in on empty stomach!

Also, don't eat hot beans 48 hours to the interview time.

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Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by feelmeTy: 8:44am On May 19, 2018
How interviews in some companies make you feel.

Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by BecomeALandLord(m): 8:45am On May 19, 2018
Nice one

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Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by Jeezuzpick(m): 8:45am On May 19, 2018
24hoursreporter:


Hey bro, this is not true. I know of several persons that have gotten jobs in top notch companies without knowing anybody.

It happens.

I'm just trolling.

Mostly.

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Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by gidzbobby: 8:45am On May 19, 2018
If you are ugly too.... You'd be told 'Don't worry, we'll get back to you''

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Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by Jeezuzpick(m): 8:46am On May 19, 2018
Akeos:
nice one.....
also avoid complicated statement.....

morning fellas

Please, right about now, avoid saying "transmission".

Tenkiu.

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Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by 24hoursreporter: 8:46am On May 19, 2018
abokibuhari:
grin Get connection and forget all those rubbish write-ups

Brother, connection actually works better in the Government sector. In the private sector, your skills, ability and smartness speaks for you. No matter who is bringing you in, there will show you the exit door out of the company if you are not competent. So, people still applies these rules and get good job. Don't give up just yet bro, there is always light at the end of the tunnel, it is an established fact.

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Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by Ermacc: 8:47am On May 19, 2018
Jeezuzpick:
8. Not knowing somebody who is "somebody" in the Company.

This is by far the worst offence of all, as far as Naija is concerned.

Having ensured that you have avoided no 1-7 above, not knowing somebody means you are most likely wasting the interview panel's time, and, more importantly, your own time.
they are very reputable firms that hire strictly on merit.

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Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by 24hoursreporter: 8:47am On May 19, 2018
[quote author=Alejoc post=67686452] grin cheesy


Don't go in hungry too.... Interview may be delayed and you may enter mood swing mode when it is your turn cos of hunger or missed your turn cos you need to go and buy puffpuff nearby


You are definitely right

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Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by StarUp(f): 8:48am On May 19, 2018
Always smile(not laugh o) in an interview... Everyone wants to work with a "friendly looking" person.
Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by 24hoursreporter: 8:49am On May 19, 2018
Feranchek:
Honku you can lie oooooooo! Who uses phone during an interview Ah ah.....

Oga, nor be lie oo. Seriously some people nor dey think well oo. I am talking based on what i saw ooo

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Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by lonelydora: 8:50am On May 19, 2018
Jeezuzpick:
8. Not knowing somebody who is "somebody" in the Company.

This is by far the worst offence of all, as far as Naija is concerned.

Having ensured that you have avoided no 1-7 above, not knowing somebody means you are most likely wasting the interview panel's time, and, more importantly, your own time.

Experienced it back in the days with NEMA and NigComSat
Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by ednut1(m): 8:52am On May 19, 2018
U should actually talk more till they tell u e don do. How can they feel u when u talk less angry

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Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by kingsaif(m): 8:56am On May 19, 2018
ok
Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by blessingsonflee(f): 9:01am On May 19, 2018
Jeezuzpick:
8. Not knowing somebody who is "somebody" in the Company.

This is by far the worst offence of all, as far as Naija is concerned.

Having ensured that you have avoided no 1-7 above, not knowing somebody means you are most likely wasting the interview panel's time, and, more importantly, your own time.
where you go fall your hand na when you tell the interviewer say you know "somebody" in the company. Be discreet about your connection in the company
Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by hannysur8(m): 9:01am On May 19, 2018
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Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by Jeezuzpick(m): 9:02am On May 19, 2018
blessingsonflee:
where you go fall your hand na when you tell the interviewer say you know "somebody" in the company. Be discreet about your connection in the company

No one does that.

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Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by Shina500(m): 9:03am On May 19, 2018
What count most during an interview is your work experience.

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Re: Common Job Interview Mistakes To Avoid by blessingsonflee(f): 9:07am On May 19, 2018
Jeezuzpick:


No one does that.
I have heard of a story or 2

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