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Mistakes za interview..........

Discussion in 'Nafasi za Kazi na Tenda' started by The Boss, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. The Boss

    The Boss JF-Expert Member

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    [h=2]Six Interview Mistakes[/h]By Michael Neece, Monster Contributing Writer
    It's tough to avoid typical interview traps if you're unsure what they are. Here are six to watch out for.

    1. Confusing an Interview with an Interrogation
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    Most candidates expect to be interrogated. An interrogation occurs when one person asks all the questions and the other gives the answers. An interview is a business conversation in which both people ask and respond to questions. Candidates who expect to be interrogated avoid asking questions, leaving the interviewer in the role of reluctant interrogator.
    2. Making a So-Called Weakness Seem Positive
    Interviewers frequently ask candidates, "What are your weaknesses?" Conventional interview wisdom dictates that you highlight a weakness like "I'm a perfectionist," and turn it into a positive. Interviewers are not impressed, because they've probably heard the same answer a hundred times. If you are asked this question, highlight a skill that you wish to improve upon and describe what you are doing to enhance your skill in this area. Interviewers don't care what your weaknesses are. They want to see how you handle the question and what your answer indicates about you.
    3. Failing to Ask Questions
    Every interview concludes with the interviewer asking if you have any questions. The worst thing to say is that you have no questions. Having no questions prepared indicates you are not interested and not prepared. Interviewers are more impressed by the questions you ask than the selling points you try to make. Before each interview, make a list of five questions you will ask. "I think a good question is, ‘Can you tell me about your career?'" says Kent Kirch, director of global recruiting at Deloitte. "Everybody likes to talk about themselves, so you're probably pretty safe asking that question."
    4. Researching the Company But Not Yourself
    Candidates intellectually prepare by researching the company. Most job seekers do not research themselves by taking inventory of their experience, knowledge and skills. Formulating a list of accomplishments prepares you to immediately respond to any question about your experience. You must be prepared to discuss any part of your background. Creating your talent inventory refreshes your memory and helps you immediately remember experiences you would otherwise have forgotten during the interview.
    5. Leaving Your Cellphone On
    We may live in a wired, always-available society, but a ringing cellphone is not appropriate for an interview. Turn it off before you enter the company.
    6. Waiting for a Call
    Time is your enemy after the interview. After you send a thank-you letter to every interviewer, follow up a couple of days later with either a question or additional information. Try to contact the person who can hire you, and assume that everyone you met with has some say in the process. Additional information can be details about your talents, a recent competitor's press release or industry trends. Your intention is to keep everyone's memory of you fresh.
     
  2. AshaDii

    AshaDii Platinum Member

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    One has to be really careful with #3.... For asking a question gives an insight of you
    more than even your answers.. drawing exactly your level of thinking... which may
    be really low... as per the interviewers conclusion from the brief observation...

    However ukiitumia vizuri and ask the right question.... Points katika interview zina increase at par...
     
  3. Rogie

    Rogie JF-Expert Member

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    You need to be a critical thinker to ask a qn...one shouldn,t just ask. A clear insight of the market and the company is very crucial.
     
  4. IGWE

    IGWE JF-Expert Member

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    hapo sasa,ashadii ntaku-pm ili unipe angalau mawili_matatu ya kuuliza ili tu point tuongezeke maake kuna kainterview ntakafanya muda kidogo
     
  5. AshaDii

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    Igwe waweza kua comfy hapa... ukute ukieleza tatizo
    lako, hata wengine waweza changia zaidi... you never know...
     
  6. Mabagala

    Mabagala JF-Expert Member

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    Kwakweli katika kuuliza swali hapo na mimi huwa nachemka. Niliwahi kuuliza kama wanatoa muda na chance kidogo kwa mfanyakazi kujiendeleza kielimu, but some of my friends wakaniambia sio swali zuri coz employer ataona kumbe lengo lako ni kujiendeleza wewe binafsi na hutokuwa na enough time kwa ajili ya kampuni
     
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    IGWE JF-Expert Member

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    sure my good sister,.....unajua linapokuja suala la kuuliza swali kwenye interview tunajikoroga,...anyway asante sana
     
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