5 Common Interview Mistakes In An Interview!

Job interview tips in Hindi: Interview can be a breeze or a high pressure one. It will all depend on how well you have prepared and if you can keep your self calm enough to use your preparation to the fullest. However sometimes even after preparing well a candidate makes some mistakes that could be avoided and hence it results in losing that opportunity. In this article we have summarized 5 such common interview mistakes.

Aditya Sharma Co-Founder HiCounselor, Ex-Deloitte, PwC Tech Consultant

To land your dream job after job hunting and job application, next and final hurdle is that of job interview. This is the stage when you are thoroughly evaluated on your technical and interpersonal skills. They will also check if you are match with their company values or not. So since all of this can be quite overwhelming, we tend to make mistakes which can result in losing that opportunity. In this is video 5 common interview mistakes and job interview tips in Hindi have been discussed.

  1. Nervousness: Since it is your hard earned interview call for your dream job, being nervous for it is understandable. However it can lower your confidence and you tend to make more mistakes. Once you are nervous you will start showing non verbal gestures of nervousness, which does not leave a very good impression on the interviewer. Do you know an interviewer only takes 90 secs to decide whether he wants to take or not? Following are some Signs of Nervousness :
    1. Loose Handshake
    2. Moist Hands
    3. Poor Eye Contact
    4. Lack of Smile
    5. Cross Hands Over Chest
    6. Cracking Voice
    7. Racing Heartbeat

    When you are nervous can lead to sweating of your hands and if you shake hands with the interviewer with that hand you can imagine the effect. Also at times subconsciously we cross our hands over chest, which is a psychological marker that you are trying to protect yourself and are nervous in that surrounding.

    So now how do we overcome nervousness, which is of course is a natural reaction but can impact negatively on your interviewer. Here are a few tips that will surely help you overcome nervousness and bring out the best in you:

    1. Take a Deep Breath Before Interview: Regulate your breathing. This will help ease your nerves and will help you to keep a clear mind and think about your next steps calmly.
    2. Think About Good Time: Go to your happy place, as in ofcourse in your mind not literally. Think about all the happy times that have brought a smile to your face. It will induce good hormones in your body and you will feel rejuvenated. 
    3. It’s Not The End of The World: Even if you are not able to crack this interview, there is always a second time, there is some other company. If you are hell bound on working for a particular company then you can always come back after some time. While in the meantime you can work on building your resume. You can try out learning new relevant skills or again experience by working for some smaller company on your desired post. There is nothing like a good working experience on your resume which you can back with some stats.
  1. Don’t be a Job-Beggar, Be a Resource: Interview is a bi-directional process. So you should not think that you are the only one taking this seriously or desperate for it. Even the companies when they post job openings that means that they want to hire you services because they are in need for that. So this puts both the interviewer and the interviewee on almost the same level.what the Employers wants to see is if:
    1. You are a good fit
    2. You have required skills
    3. You are fit to the company culture
    4. You are a trustworthy

    So while you are preparing for the job keep these things in mind to mould your answers is such a way where it shows that you will be an asset for their team and have a lot to offer. When in interview keep it conversational, do not beg.

  1. Failure to Give Examples of the Skills:When in the interview or even before that when you have mentioned a skill or achievement on your resume, you should have relevant data and knowledge to support your claim. If you are not able to give examples to support you claim you will lose your credibility and hence the interview. 
  1. 50-50 Rule: What is it? In an interview it should be half the interviewee talking nad half the interviewer but it has been seen that majority of the time is taken by the interviewee. They tend to keep on speaking as they want to mention everything that they have done in their life. But this is a wrong approach. You should also let the interviewer talk to you. You need to keep it conversational like when you are in a coffee date with you friend.

    If you feel that you do not know how to keep it conversational, you can ask about the company culture or to give you feedback on your performance. Also an interesting point is that you need not keep it strictly to what has been mentioned on your resume. You can also talk about personal things. Ask about how long the interviewer has been in industry? His good/bad experiences. So this way the conversation will flow.

  2. Lack of Preparation: Not preparing enough is the worst thing that you can do to yourself before appearing for an interview. Thinking that you will be able to come up with answers on the spot can lead to you thinking a lot during in interview and you will not be able to give crisp answers. You might ramble on and on which will lead to the interviewer losing interest in you. We do not want that at all. So how exactly do you prepare for the interview:
    1. Rehearse General HR Questions: Do not think that this is the easy part. You should thoroughly rehearse some some generic HR questions. Think about your answers and then practice them 
    2. Research and Prepare Technical Questions: Do some research on what type of technical questions gets asked for your desired post and then practise them. Because there is a probability for you to get similar types of questions.
    3. Thoroughly Research Company: This is a very important point which can set you apart for other candidates. You should be throughly aware of the history of the comany, their current status, any challenges, future goals and what they expect from their employees. If you are able to give some solution to their problems if asked then that for sure fixes your spot.