With the world moving at a faster pace than before, students in campus are now on their toes in search of job opportunities before graduation. Most are after the money, others in search of the required experience factor by the employer and the rest just want the prestige in the name of a working- class student. Therefore, interviews are being held day and night with the interviewees going in unprepared. Here are some things that must be avoided during a job interview.
- NEVER LOOK GRUMPY OR TIRED.
Being a student must definitely make you as tired as a race horse but once you decide that you want to step into the working world then no sleepless night, bulky assignment or house party should make your employer feel like you cannot handle the long hours and energy requiring tasks that he or she is yet to give you.
- NEVER OUT-SMART THE INTERVIEWER/EMPLOYER
In a world of Pesa Pap, instant coffee, snap chat, skype and many more many of those in campus tend to believe that they know more than their potential employer. This might be true but in an interview, humility stands out as an important virtue. Give your employer ample time, to guide and direct you then once you are in, you can strategize on making the necessary changes that you had seen.
- NEVER BRING IN YOUR SOCIAL LIFE BAGGAGE
Many assume that by mentioning to the employer the friendship or family struggles that you are having will make them have pity on you. The case is always different. The employer understands that when in the office, everything is strictly business and he or she requires you to also understand that as you seek for that job. Students should go into the job market knowing that the world needs a tough soul and a strong hand for survival.
- NEVER GO THROUGH YOUR PHONE FOR ANYTHING.
Most of those in campus have the privilege of owning phones with very high quality technology. Therefore all your social media platforms are accessible and your email too. When going for an interview, try and have most of these documents that you might require for referencing on hard copy. Going through your phone shifts your attention to other things like messages and other emails from other people who are not your potential employer.
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