Acing a job interview is not as difficult as we think it to be. Let us start by getting to know some of the common non-verbal mistakes made at a job interview.
Interviewees often make the mistake of playing with their hair or touching their faces. Fidgeting is a complete no-no during an interview. Having a calm persona always impresses the panel.
Having little or no knowledge about the company is one of the most common mistakes job seekers make.
Failure to make eye contact, having a bad posture, using too many hand gestures and a lack of smile always create a negative impact. A confident handshake on the other hand exhibits confidence.
Statistics show that when meeting new people the impact is 7% from what we actually say, 38% from the quality of our voice, grammar and over all confidence and a whopping 55% from the way we dress, act and walk through the door.
Wearing neon or overly bright colours while going for an interview are a turnoff. 70% of the employers claim they don’t want applicants to be fashionable or trendy but want them to have a presentable look. 65% of the employers have said that clothes could be the deciding factor between two similar candidates.
Now let us briefly touch upon THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS at interviews.
The one question that is always asked is: Tell us about yourself.