Many job seekers fail to clinch the job because they ignored the following things.
Due to my vast HR background, I have had the privilege of partaking in over a dozen recruitment exercises. Honestly, it’s pretty fun when you’re on the other side of the table. For a moment, you feel the euphoria wash over you. The hot seat, on the other hand, isn’t a fun experience. Sometimes, you might need to come with an extra handkerchief to combat the sweats.
As a candidate, there is a lot of pressure, a lot to remember. I have been in that hot seat, and I know what it takes to come out in one piece. In this article, I want to share some reg flags candidates often gave off during the process. These are things that, when said, cut down on your chancing of getting the job. Are you ready?
1. I Don’t Have Any Questions
In the court of law, silence is synonymous to pleading guilty. When you remain mute or refuse to ask a question, you become too close and reserved for the employer to read. At the end of the interview, we often ask candidates if they have any questions. We are merely trying to assess the candidate’s intellect and capacity further. Most of the time, candidates flop with the usual, “I don’t have any question.” Please, ask as many questions as possible. Try to learn more about the company, the role, and the team. But don’t get too overboard!
2. I Don’t See Myself Working Here In The Next Five Years
Naïve and inexperienced candidates often detonate this bomb in the interview room without knowing. As pathetic as it might sound, they often spew it with so much alacrity and pride. Why would I employ you when you’re uncommitted? You might have big career aspirations. Even if you’re staying for six months, you don’t need to tell your employer. Also, you can never know the magnitude of growth this very opportunity might offer. Among the things you should never tell your potential employer, this should be at your top list. Once you say it, forget the job!
3. What Does The Company Do?
Now, that is a huge red flag. The hiring manager expects you to know the ins and outs of the company. When you’re giving the floor to ask questions, never ask what the company does. You’re supposed to know. Your potential employers would see you as unprepared and incompetent. You might have soared excellent in every stage of the interview; this question alone is enough to disqualify you.