At times, we place higher value on what to do neglecting what not to do. And this could cost a fortune. As job seekers, we need to be acquainted with factors that could pose danger on our desired job. Job seeking in Nigeria could be stressful and tasking. Job seeking demands a lot from a job seeker. But even more challenging is the interview itself. Take note; before the interview, you are in charge of your documents and information, but you come in contact with professionals in the interview room. More reason every job seeker should read as much information as possible. Visit the company's website and prepare some questions about the organization as you can before the interview.
There are certain principles that should be valued in the aspect of a job interview. Though they are easier heard than done, they have to be followed.
Don't do the following:
• Don't dress casually - employers make their decision on what the interviewees wore. An interviewee's dressing speaks volume to the employer.
• Don't wear a stern look on your face - your facial expression is part of your dressing. Maintain a peaceful look before the interviewers. A stern look would tighten up the atmosphere.
• Don't violate the interviewer's personal space - personal space is highly regarded by an employer. Try as much as possible not to be too close. Maintain your space and don't encroach.
• Don't mistreat the support staff - they are members of the organization no matter their level. Mistreating the support staff will get back to the hiring manager.
Watch out for our part 2: The Dos of a job interview.