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Important things to consider during job interviews

by: Melissa Reyes | 24 Oct, 2009 05:49:46

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In addition to a better preparation, practice has been in mind to candidates for job interviews. They have been anticipating questions being thrown at them and the possible answers are well prepared for speaking them up. They've been trying to convince and impress the interviewer to finally be hired. Individuals, who are already experienced in many interviews, are exposed to variety of scenarios and the art of interviewing. In fact according to them, there are things to be considered to win the job they have been aspiring for. There are many things need not to say during the interview for some reasons.

1.Never ask how much they can pay you?

During an interview, never open up about wages and salaries because as a rule, these have not been discussed on interview unless the interviewer asks you first. Don't show them your interest about it but rather your interest about the job itself. However, if this is being discussed and he asks you how much you wish, first, estimate how much they pay in your place. Don't demand much more than what you think.

2. Never ask how can the company do for you?

Before sitting down for an interview, the you are likely to be asked what can you do for the company. Prior to the interview, you should have had much idea about the company before applying for that job, You should learn the background by looking up on the internet the company's website. You must be aware of what you can do for the company not what the company can do for you.

3. Never use SLANG words or phrases

Basically, an interview is a formal conversation where you must always use the good command of English. Always speak up formal language and use correctly structured sentences to answer questions. You shouldn't make the interviewer imagine what you are trying to express. More importantly, it would be very disrespectful to use slang in speaking with the interviewer. Using slang words shows that you would work playfully.

4. Never ask about benefits like vacations, promotions and bonuses the company can giveyou?

Unless the interviewer opens up about benefits, never ask them what the company can give you. Instead, you must emphasize to them your talents, skills and contributions and other reasons why the company should hire you. Benefits would come up as you go on working with them along with bonuses and increase.

5. Never Speak against your former boss

During most interviews, the interviewer usually asks why you left your former jobs. Don't ever criticize your previous employer. Never tell the negative feedbacks or flout your boss, instead, tell that you left the company for personal reasons. You shouldn't make the interviewer think you may also do the same thing to them.

6. Never say NO if the interviewer asks you if you have any question.

Part of the preparation for an interview is forming at least three questions about their company. In doing so, it obviously shows that you are really interested in the company business. Don't say "NO further question or none so far" in the interview. You can confidently ask them what other plans of the business are in the future. But this is not the right time to ask about your salary.

7. Never say "I don't have weaknesses"

Definitely, the interviewer asks you about your strengths and weaknesses. You should be outspoken about your strengths as well as your weaknesses. Telling them that you never have any weaknesses only shows you are lying . You could tell them your weakness is that you don't want to spend time having small talk or you are not likely to be friendly to other employee in the workplace. This is a positive weakness.

8. Never talk much about your personal life.

When the interviewer asks you to tell about yourself, this only suggests that heis interested in your previous jobs, educational attainment, hobbies, interest, talents, and skills. Don't talk much about your personal information such as your nationality, race, socio-economic status, what kind of family do you belong and many others.

In case the interviewer asks you how you are related to one of the celebrities, you could humbly answer him, it just happens that your family name is the same as his/hers,

Lastly, personal or family problems should not be brought out during an interview; this may trigger the interviewer to think about your effectiveness and efficiency in the workplace

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knowing this information is a great help for a beginnner who is stepping forward for the future.

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