You step in, you heart racing fast followed by a nervous breakdown that leaves you completely blank, yes this is exactly what we all feel during an interview. Just as a graduate degree teaches you a lot through theory, taking up certain courses after graduation or any computer courses will build up your confidence level, wondering how? Mock interviews! They train you and how and what you need to speak, things you need to avoid and a lot more. Those who fail at taking up after graduation courses,often land up in a huge mess.
Now let’s take a look at some of the common mistakes and questions asked by candidates who lack skills during an interview.
What is your company all about?
Asking an interviewer details about their company shows them that you haven’t gone through their website and company details before stepping in for the interview. Not having enough knowledge or details about the company indicates lack of interest for the company. It would really nice if you go through the about us section of their website to understand their business better.
Can I work from home?
Believe it or not this question when asked always creates a bad impact on the employer. This creates an impression that you aren’t willing to work under supervision and you don’t have any interpersonal skills to work with other employees of the company.
Am I eligible for any leaves?
Stop right there, are you even an employee to ask them that? Every company has a probation period ranging from 3 to 6 months during which you won’t be eligible for any leaves expect for public holidays. So refrain from asking them this.
What are the working hours?
Asking employers openly about their working hours, indirectly tells them that you aren’t versatile about putting in extra hours at work. If you’re still keen on knowing their working hours, you can certainly do so by tweaking the question a bit in order to make it sound more positive. For example, you can ask them what you daily work schedule would be like. Doing so will give you the same details but with a small twist.
These are just 4 of the never ending list of silly, irrelevant questions we ask during questions. Hence, we request every student reading this right now to be vigilant and refrain from asking questions that can cost you the job of your dreams. Good Luck!