Epic and worst Interview Scenarios
First times for anything are always scary! The first day of school, of dance class, your kiss, of college and of course the first interview. Those 15 minutes can make or break the beginning of your career! But sometimes even with the best preparation, outfit selection and practicing in front of the mirror cannot bring good luck into your side!
Here are some real-life scenarios which can derail your interview:
You Have a Wardrobe Malfunction.
So you watched ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ and ‘Corporate’ and decided to buy the whitest skirt and the sharpest formal shirt irrespective of the cost. And somehow on the way to the office things might get worse for you get splashed on your way and end up with ugly stains or a button might pop and end up embarrassing you!
What you can do in this situation is to continue to your interview and explain the incident. Everybody has suffered a wardrobe malfunction at some point in their life. If you are lucky, the interviewer might sympathize.
You Forget the Name of the Interviewer/company you are interviewing for:
When you are nervous, your throat might dry up, your heart might palpitate and your mind might go blank! And the worst time for this is during your first interview. Forgetting the company’s name or the interviewer’s can send a very bad impression and you can bet the rest of the interview is likely to go bad too.
The best idea would be to write them down on your hand or check for a nameplate on the desk, or the certificates on the walls.
You might have to answer stupid questions
You might have the bad luck of having an untrained, inexperienced, or a lazy interviewer who can ask all sorts of questions which aren’t valid. You could be asked to show a picture of your dog, asked about your love life or why your face has moles on it! Sometimes these unnecessary questions have a good reason – perhaps to judge your impromptu judgment skills but sometimes it could just be a waste of your time. The best thing to do would be to turn stupid questions into an engaging conversation.
Talking too much
Some interviewers are unable to judge the purpose of a job interview (such as finding about the applicant and whether he/she is a good fit for the position) and gibber on and on about the company and his job, while harding giving you the chance to speak.
Unfortunately, such a situation can lead to your rejection because you wont be able to create an impression on your interviewers mind. If you find yourself interviewing with a blabbermouth, try hard to join the conversation but also avoid being rude. If nothing works then wait for the end of the interview and ask him/her if he/she has any questions regarding you.
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