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What Not To Do During A Job Interview
« on: March 14, 2008, 05:16:52 PM »
Here are the keys to successful job interviewing. Follow these simple rules and you should achieve success in this important phase of job-hunting.

1. Don't chew gum during the interview.

2. Don't rely on your application or resume to do the selling for you. No matter how qualified you are for the position, you will need to sell yourself to the interviewer.

3. Don't tell jokes during the interview.

4. Don't smoke, even if the interviewer does and offers you a cigarette. And don't smoke beforehand so that you smell like smoke. And do brush your teeth, use mouthwash, or have a breath mint before the interview.

5. Don't be soft-spoken. A forceful voice projects confidence.

6. Don't act as though you would take any job or are desperate for employment.

7. Don't say anything negative about former colleagues, supervisors, or employers.

8. Don't ever lie. Answer questions truthfully, frankly and succinctly. And don't over-answer questions.

9. Don't answer questions with a simple "yes" or "no." Explain whenever possible. Describe those things about yourself that showcase your talents, skills, and determination. Give examples.

10. Don't bring up or discuss personal issues or family problems.

11. Don't respond to an unexpected question with an extended pause or by saying something like, "boy, that's a good question." And do repeat the question outloud or ask for the question to be repeated to give you a little more time to think about an answer. Also, a short pause before responding is okay.

12. Don't answer cell phone calls during the interview, and do turn off (or set to silent ring) your cell phone and/or pager.

13. Don't inquire about salary, vacations, bonuses, retirement, or other benefits until after you've received an offer. Be prepared for a question about your salary requirements, but do try and delay salary talk until you have an offer.

14. Don't make assumptions about simple names -- was it Jon or John -- get the spelling.

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Re: What Not To Do During A Job Interview
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2008, 05:23:46 PM »



don't be soft-spoken?!

i don't think that's something;
guys or what do you think?
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Re: What Not To Do During A Job Interview
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2008, 05:25:55 PM »
don't be soft-spoken?!

i don't think that's something;
guys or what do you think?
That mean you should not behave as if you have no tongue.

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Re: What Not To Do During A Job Interview
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2008, 03:48:42 PM »


oh...now i see!
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Re: What Not To Do During A Job Interview
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2008, 04:08:58 PM »
please throw more light on # 6

thanx, for the wonderful guild,
cos one thing is to apply for a job... another is to attend the interview
'' Choose a Job You Love and you'll Never have to Work a Day in Your Life '', says Confucius, the Chinese Philosopher.

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Re: What Not To Do During A Job Interview
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2008, 04:29:47 PM »


prince...where are you?
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Re: What Not To Do During A Job Interview
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2008, 05:16:01 PM »
No 6,
Is simply that you don't look so desperate and make yourself cheap by getting paid a peanut why you worth double.

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Re: What Not To Do During A Job Interview
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2008, 06:18:25 PM »
You ideas are truely nice...
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Re: What Not To Do During A Job Interview
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2008, 11:16:37 AM »
No 6,
Is simply that you don't look so desperate and make yourself cheap by getting paid a peanut why you worth double.

OK!
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Re: What Not To Do During A Job Interview
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2008, 10:33:21 AM »


prince...

the career counselor!
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Re: What Not To Do During A Job Interview
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2008, 12:40:08 PM »
Hei Prince, great work!

I apologize for my behaviour some time ago that led to the "ban".  I was just over reacting, forgetting "It's a free world on Nigeria's best forum!".

Of course, we learn every day!

Keep the good work rolling PRINCE! --- Cheers!

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Re: What Not To Do During A Job Interview
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2008, 12:42:20 PM »
You're always welcome.

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Re: What Not To Do During A Job Interview
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2008, 01:57:32 PM »
What I really like about NBF, and what sets it apart from other boards,  is the Job and Career sections, for it is very beneficial in helping others find jobs.  It seems that NBF is trying to make a differnece in the lives of others, and what better way to do that than to give helpful hints about interview "dos and don'ts", how to dress appropriately, and where to look for a job. 

Well done NBF!   :)
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Re: What Not To Do During A Job Interview
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2008, 02:49:02 PM »
pmdaboh thanks for the compliments,
We're only trying our best to put Nigeria to where it belong.

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Re: What Not To Do During A Job Interview
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2008, 03:05:26 PM »
am in support of prince's comment ... In addition
every nigerians who are looking forth to...

i.  career opportunities
ii.  social networking and
iii. business contact

We reach every hearts...and remember..ONE FAMILY...ONE FUTURE.
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Re: What Not To Do During A Job Interview
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2008, 12:53:06 PM »
i love ur write up keep it up

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Re: What Not To Do During A Job Interview
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2008, 12:56:02 PM »
i love ur write up keep it up
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Re: What Not To Do During A Job Interview
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2008, 01:16:21 PM »


it's good to know
what and what-not
to do during a job interview

for that stage can be the
make or break of a potential opportunity.
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Re: What Not To Do During A Job Interview
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2008, 04:12:44 PM »
I appreciate this write up iwill also like to add that propspective interviewee should be well loaded with general information to avoide being ignorant when a qestion post.

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Re: What Not To Do During A Job Interview
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2008, 05:49:06 PM »


onolenbhahiluolele ...welcome to the forum!

you've made a valid point there.


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Re: What Not To Do During A Job Interview
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2008, 01:44:44 PM »
good day

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« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2008, 05:14:59 PM »


hullo adejonicholas...
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« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2008, 06:27:54 PM »
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Re: What Not To Do During A Job Interview
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2008, 05:58:21 AM »
Don't be softspoken.  Don't discuss about your personal matters. 
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Re: What Not To Do During A Job Interview
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2008, 10:47:33 AM »


all good points...
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