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4 Major Interview Mistakes (and How to Recover)

Discussion in 'Nafasi za Kazi na Tenda' started by mirindimo, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. mirindimo

    mirindimo JF-Expert Member

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    1. Submitting the Wrong Resume

    It's actually a good idea to have a different version of your resume for each position you apply for (or at least, a couple versions for different types of jobs), especially if you're applying for jobs that tap into diverse types of skills and experiences. Of course-this results in having 35 documents titled some version of "Resume" saved to your desktop, and it puts you at risk for sending the wrong one. And happens what if you do?If the resume you submitted was only subtly different than the one you wanted to, let it go. But, if there's a glaring problem (say, you're applying for a marketing position and your entire resume focuses on corporate communications), that's another story. Try to recover by sending an email (as soon as possible) stating that the resume you submitted was not the best, most relevant one to the position, and attaching the correct document.If you do score an interview (even with the wrong resume), send the correct document to the hiring manager prior to your face-to-face meeting, and distribute hard copies to the interviewers when you meet them in person. No need to point out your blunder then-just smile and say, "I brought you a hard copy of my most up-to-date resume."

    2. Appointment Mix-Up
    If you're on a really determined job hunt, you hopefully have a calendar full of interviews lined up. And that's great-until you mix two dates up on your calendar, or misunderstand the meaning of "next Tuesday."There's no way around it-an accidental mix-up that leaves the interviewing company thinking they've been stood up is a major faux pas. If you find yourself in this situation, for whatever reason, you absolutely must call as soon as you realize your mistake. You don't need to give a lengthy explanation (or worse, grovel), just state your sincere regrets about your calendar mix up. Then, offer to reschedule or otherwise accommodate the hiring manager's schedule.Chi Malker, a writer and editor in the Midwest, found herself in such a situation. "I accidentally transposed location information and showed up at the wrong office at the right time," she admits. "A quick phone call and apology helped me sort out the situation, but I made sure to follow up with a short, handwritten note expressing my sincere interest in the position."Owning up to your mistake and making a proactive effort to connect with hiring managers on a personal level is exactly what employers are looking for-so, it might just get you a second chance.

    3. Being Late for an Interview

    Being late to an interview isn't always your fault-but more often than not, it makes a bad impression.So, if you're stuck in traffic, your subway car has broken down, or you know there's a slight chance you won't make it to the interview on time, try to alleviate the situation preemptively by making a quick call to the interviewer. Explaining your situation, giving them a heads up, and apologizing before you're actually late will make a far better impression than leaving them sitting in the lobby, wondering where you are.The most important thing to remember is to not offer lame excuses. Acknowledge your tardiness, apologize for the error, and then, once you've made the call, take a deep breath. Remember: you only get one chance to make a first impression, and the appearance of a flustered, bedraggled interviewee can be a lasting one.

    4. Flubbing a Question in the Interview

    In your mind,you have a perfect answer for every question, and you execute each one flawlessly in a way that highlights your strengths and experiences.
    In reality?When you're being fed difficult questions about your career rapid-fire, you can stumble from time to time. In fact, everyone does it. And interviewers get it.So, if you make a major flub in answering a question, relax: Take a deep breath, backtrack, and rephrase your answer. You can even say, "actually, can I repeat that, a different way?" The most important aspect to coming back from a blunder is to keep your cool-the interviewer will most likely remember your smooth recovery better than your slip-up.

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  2. tindikalikali

    tindikalikali JF-Expert Member

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    kibongo bongo hamna cha mistake wala nini...unafanya interview watu washafanya kazi huu si wendawazimu?
     
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    Na utampigiaje inteviewer, wakati interview panel ina watu nane na humjui hata mmoja? Lol, labda uzunguni na si bongo tehe
     
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    woga wako ndo utakufanya usifanikiwe.... wewe unaitwa kwenye intavw unaangalia unamfaham nani... so what...? Stand in your own, be confident amini unaweza.
     
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    FUNGA KAZI Member

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    Asante kwa lecture
     
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    bombu JF-Expert Member

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    Tatizo sio kushikwa mkono, reference iliyotolewa na mtoa mada haiko applicable in Tanzania. Kwa mfano kazi imetangazwa na utumishi, utumishi ndi wanafanya intavyuu, laakini hauji panel itakuwa na watu wangapi, na wala huwezi kuwa na contact za either of them. Kwa hiyo ukichelewa umechelewa, huwezi piga popote pale kusema una udhuru. Ndo maana nkasema kibongo bongo its not applicable in any case.

    Umenielewa vibaya, usidhani ni wote tunategemea kushikwa mikono, ila kwa mazingira yalioelezwa kwenye mada, hata ukipata udhuru, huwezi toa taarifa popote, kwani wanaokuinterview huajui, na wala mwajiri hahusiki kwenye intavyuu.

    I repeat kibongo bongo, haiwezekaniiii
     
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    tindikalikali JF-Expert Member

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    tatizo haliondoki kwa kukataa kwamba halipo...hata ukijiamini vipi kama kuna watu wameshanunua hizo kazi, katu hutoipata.
     
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    pebo da great Member

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    yani wewe ndo umenishangaza kwani ukipigiwa simu ya interview hausave number?au hiyo kapuni haina number ya simu call them nbona ishamkuta mme wangu akapiga reception then ujumbe ukapelekwa kwenye panel and now ana hiyo kazi its just the matter of confidence.
     
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    Hujajasoma mada kuu, unarukia comments. Nenda kwanza kasome main Topic (Thread) then ndo uje ucomment, usikomae na comment zangu, ambazo pia inaonekana hujazielewa kuwa zinajibu the main topic
     
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    bombu JF-Expert Member

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    Na je kama hukupigiwa simu? Kuna wengine tunaona tuu kwenye magazeti,
     
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    MBOMBO Member

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    Kwamba kuna tabia ya kuuza nafasi kabla ya intavw, inawezekana ipo, na hiyo kama ipo ni tabia ya mtu au watu na huenda ni vigum kuithibitisha. Mi nlisemea upande wa kuitwa kwenye intavw af kama humjui mtu ndo unapanik coz amna mshirika na pengine ukitoka tu chumba cha mahojiano unaamini kabisa HAPA KAZI SINA....
     
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    Wanawake wakiwezeshwa wanaweza. Loh! Kumbe mpaka wawezeshwe?
     
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    Ila tusibishane saana.... tujiajiri tu maana hatutakua na haja ya kuandika CV, intavw, wrong CV nk. Ukijiajiri utakuwa bosi wako mwenyewe na utaepuka ghasia za kutafuta kazi. Utabaki na kazi moja kubwa ya NAMNA GANI NIONGEZE MTAJI, MAUZO, FAIDA nk. Au vipi wandugu...?
     
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    Nyauuu Member

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    Nafikiri kweli, wakati mwingine haukuzaliwa kuja kuajiliwa labda kuajili try both kujiajili na kuajiliwa lazima moja itathibitka, kama unaweza kufanya hivyo lakin!
     
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    You will always have one contact person to call. This is the one who invited you to attend the interview and he/she is always there among the interview panelists!
     
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    Na wewe kanunue space kwenye gazeti u-appologize...................................... hope that is wat a main thread suggests
     
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