Things to avoid in an interview

  • Poor personal appearance
  • Lack of interest and enthusiasm; passive and indifferent
  • Over-emphasis on money
  • Criticism of past employer
  • Poor eye contact with interviewer
  • Late to interview
  • Failure to express appreciation for interviewer’s time
  • Asks no questions about the job
  • Unwillingness to relocate
  • Indefinite answer to question
  • Overbearing, aggressive, conceited with ‘know-it-all’ complex
  • Inability to express self clearly; poor voice, poor diction, poor grammar
  • Lack of planning for career, no purpose or goals
  • Lack of confidence and poise, nervous, ill at ease
  • Failure to participate in activities
  • Expects too much too soon
  • Makes excuses, evasive, hedges on unfavourable factors on record
  • Lack of tact
  • Lack of courtesy, ill-mannered
  • Lack of vitality
  • Lack of maturity
  • Sloppy application form
  • No interest in company or interviwer
  • Intolerant, strong prejudices
  • don’t use foul langaiges
  • Avoid biting nails

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