Some things can spoil the opinion of you as a good employee. And having a dialogue with the employer, everyone has many chances to spoil everything with one wrong answer. Therefore, when answering the questions you’ll receive, you must avoid some references. Knowing these simple things will make it easier for you to find a job.
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Telling bad stuff about people with whom you’ve worked before.
After you tell at the interview that your last team was stupid, the employees are lazy and not smart, they’ll definitely tell you that they’ll call you back and your career in this place, in general, will most likely end. No boss will ever want to have an employee who, after being fired, will throw mud at everyone and everything related to the previous job. If you really had a terrible time at your previous job, I advise you to say as little as possible about it. And through this point we can come to the following:
“Everyone’s at fault but me”
Taking responsibility for the misfortunes that have happened to you is a sign of adulthood. Well, at least not to blame others so violently. Usually, if the conversation turns to work, we talk about exactly what we didn’t like in people. But don’t say that someone specifically is to blame for this. On the contrary, you can even give an example of some mistake for which you were responsible. And don’t forget to tell how you fixed it. Admitting mistakes is only half the battle, but correcting everything correctly is equally important.
Inaccurate, blurry answers
When you ask someone something, obviously you want to get some specific answer. The same goes for HR. Their goal in your conversation is to specifically understand whether you’re suitable for a vacancy or not, and with his vague and inaccurate answers, the interlocutor will only complicate the work of the recruiter and reduce his chances of getting a job.
Say anything that’s not true.
This can get you a job. But imagine how you will feel at the final interview in front of the directors when they give you a test task, and you cannot complete it because you lied to the recruiter that you can do this or that job. Or if you even started working, but literally do not know how to do your job because you lied at the interview. It’ll be very unpleasant, and the recruiter will also suffer because he chose the wrong candidate.
The goal of an HR officer is to find an employee. It’s in your interest to be this one employee. But it should also be in your interests not to complicate people’s lives, and to go forward, to be honest and open. The recruiter wants to find a good employee, and if you aren’t one, you most likely won’t be able to become one.