Lack of interest and enthusiasm – passive, indifferent
Inability to express self clearly – poor voice, diction, grammar
Lack of confidence and poise – nervous, ill at ease
Poor scholastic record – just got by
Unwilling to start at the bottom – expects too much too soon
Makes excuses – evasiveness, hedges on unfavorable factors in record
Speaks negatively of past employers
Lacks courtesy – ill mannered
Lack of energy and vitality
Poor eye contact
Limp hank shake
Unhappy married life
Friction with parents
Merely shopping around
Wants a job only for a short time
Little sense of humor
No interest in the company
Lack of knowledge in field or specialization
Parents make all major decisions
Emphasis on whom he/she knows
Intolerant – Strong prejudices.
Inability to take criticism.
Late to interview without good reason.
Knows nothing about the company
AVOIDING UNSUCCESSFUL INTERVIEWS
The job interview is a time shine, an opportunity to be positive and reflect a demeanor
of confidence. The interviewer will be looking for someone that will be pleasant
to have around, looks sharp, and acts professional. Often times the interview is
more of a “what you did wrong” to exclude you than it is what you did right. Most
people will shoot themselves in the foot in one or more ways during an interview.
For the interviewer, it’s a process of elimination... What you did wrong, rather
than what you did right! The goal of EVERY interview should be to progress to the
stage of getting a job offer... Whether you feel the opportunity is right for you
or not (You don’t have to take the job)! Each interview is a practice opportunity
as well! The name of the game is to win! Win job offers!
Here is a list of things you want to avoid during an interview! Job applicants are
frequently rejected because of the following behaviors or characteristics: