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Common Mistakes Observed During Interviews
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Chrm Message From: Raman Bharadwaj Total Posts: 39 Join Date: 06/06/2006
Rank: Executive Post Date: 12/08/2006 23:30:46 Points: 240 Location: India

This is by no means a very exhaustive list. I'm, sure there could be many more that can be added too. Will be pleased to swell this list.

1. Poor personal appearance.

2. Lack of interest and enthusiasm: Passive and indifferent.

3. Over emphasis on money interested only in best offer.

4. Condemnation of past employers.

5. Failure to look at the interviewer when conversing.

6. Limp, fishy handshake.

7. Unwillingness to go where sent.

8. Late to interview.

9. Failure to express appreciation for interviewer's time.

10. Asks no questions about job.

11. Indefinite response to questions.

12. Overbearing, over aggressive, conceited with superiority or "know it all complex."

13. Inability to express self clearly: Poor voice diction, grammar.

14. Lack of planning for career: no purpose and goals.

15. Lack of confidence and poise: nervous ill at ease.

16. Failure to participate in activities.

17. Unwilling to start at the bottom-expects too much too soon.

18. Makes excuses, evasive, hedges on unfavorable factors in record.

19. Lack of tact.

20. Lack of courtesy: ill mannered.

21. Lack of Maturity.

22. Lack of vitality.

23. Indecision.

24. Sloppy application blank.

25. Merely shopping around.

26. Wants job for short time.

27. No interest in company or industry.

28. Low moral standards.

29. Cynical.

30. Lazy.

31. Intolerant: strong prejudices.

32. Narrow interests.

33. Inability to take criticism.

34. High pressure type.

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