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  • What is an absolute NO NO when going for a job interview?

     Kanib Ahmed updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago 6 Members · 12 Posts
  • Nirmal Ghosh

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    March 8, 2021 at 5:30 am
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    Share your knowledge about the DONTs when going for a job interview.

  • Nilam Magar

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    March 8, 2021 at 5:31 am
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    Ask what job you’re interviewing for ?

  • Narmata Kalla

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    March 8, 2021 at 5:35 am
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    Happened to me once. After a bunch of interviews and as sleep-deprived and stressed out as I was, I got all confused, scratched my head and asked the interviewer, “Wait, which one is this again?” Needless to say, I didn’t get the job.

  • Manjula Chada

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    March 8, 2021 at 5:37 am
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    While hunting for a job a few years back, I had a phone call from a woman who never mentioned which company she was from, only that she would love me to come to their shop in the city’s largest shopping center for an interview. I agreed and told her I can’t wait, all the usual. It was about 5 minutes after her hanging up the phone that I realized I had no idea who the hell she was representing. I decided against phoning her back and asking.

    • Nilam Magar

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      March 8, 2021 at 5:40 am
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      hahahahaha this happened to me once too. I felt too stupid to not to ask anything when I was on call.

  • Nilam Magar

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    March 8, 2021 at 5:39 am
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    Another one, never say anything negative about yourself unless you can say how you are going to fix it.

  • Nirmal Ghosh

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    March 8, 2021 at 5:41 am
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    I think when someone ask me what my greatest weakness is and I don’t know what they’re asking for other than a BS answer.

    • Manjula Chada

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      March 8, 2021 at 5:44 am
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      You can tackle this ques by saying:

      1. I’m not good at public speaking but I’m trying to fix that by taking courses/volunteering / running for positions
      2. I am not the best formal writer. I have trouble with some of the more difficult grammar rules. But I’m working with a writing center to help fix that.
      3. I realize that I try to become the leader for many of the projects I’m on, even if there are more experienced and better-suited people than me. I know it’s not always appropriate, especially at my level, to lead, and I know that following my superiors can sometimes be very helpful.

      Give them a solution at the end for them to buy it.

      • Manjula Chada

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        March 8, 2021 at 6:29 am
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        The point of the question is not to give a weakness, it’s to see what the candidate is going to do about that weakness. My company’s recruiter told me even a shitty weakness like “laziness” wouldn’t be a dealbreaker if you know how to explain it afterward.

        Second, interviewers are not trying to ask you what your greatest weakness is. Even though that’s what the question asks, they aren’t expecting you to say that you have an unhealthy obsession with an internet website. They’re expecting you to give a noticeable and potentially detrimental struggle, and for you to explain how to mitigate the risks of that struggle.

        • Nirmal Ghosh

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          March 8, 2021 at 9:48 am
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          Thanks Manjula for sharing your knowledge.

  • Ansh Godarey

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    July 13, 2021 at 10:18 am
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    Don’t ever start bad mouthing about your previous employer or company. Never Ever!

    • Kanib Ahmed

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      October 11, 2021 at 9:45 pm
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      Happened to me once. After a bunch of interviews and as sleep-deprived and stressed out as I was, I got all confused, scratched my head and asked the interviewer, “Wait, which one is this again?”

      Needless to say, I didn’t get the job.

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