Many candidates come across as arrogant. While employers can afford to be self-centered, candidates cannot.
Lack of Research
It’s understandable when candidates have not learned about the job, company or industry prior to the interview. Visit and use the Internet to research the about the company, and then talk with friends, family members and other professionals about the opportunity before each meeting.
Many candidates do not believe at their appearance as much as they should. First impressions are quickly made in the first three to five minutes. For details regarding Appearance, refer to the message and most important Interview Etiquette.
Not relating Skills
A list of sterling accomplishments means little if you can’t relate them to a company’s requirements. Reiterate your skills and convince the employer that you can do the same for this company. You will give them your best.
Not willingly to know the answers to interviewers’ questions
Anticipate and rehearse answers to tough questions about your background, such as recent termination or an employment gap. Practicing with your spouse or a friend before the interview will help you to frame intelligent responses. You may also consult with some experts too.
Lack of Career Path
Job hunters who are not clear about their career goals often can not spot or commit to appropriate opportunities. Not knowing what you want wastes everybody’s time. In the views of many experts, large number of candidates has no career path, for example if a Bank wants to hire a cashier, they receives many cvs from those candidates who has some different education background, who has marketing, finance, hr, etc, educational background will also apply for this post. This is mostly happens in Asia specially India and Pakistan…
Relying too much on Resume
Employers hire people not papers. Although a resume can list qualifications and skills, it’s the interview conversation that will represent you as a committed, responsive team player…
Not having Questions to Ask
Asking questions shows your interest in the company and the position. Prepare a list of intelligent questions in advance which a candidate may ask.
Handling Salary Issues
Many Candidates often ask about salary and benefit packages in too early. If they believe an employer is interested, they may demand inappropriate amounts and price themselves out of the jobs. Candidates who ask for too little undervalue themselves or appear desperate. You may demand a handsome salary, avoid from for too much or too less
Too much unassuming Nature
Being conditioned not to brag, candidates are sometimes reluctant to describe their accomplishments. Explaining how you reach difficult or impressive goals helps represent you as a committed, responsive team player.