Failed your final interview? Here are some tips!

Chewing gum, turning up late, and even swearing – these are the things recruiters know all too well will most likely land an applicant’s CV in the trash can, not on the client’s table. 

While recruiters are great at reminding applicants what they should do before, during, and after the final interview, they still seem to be making these mistakes, costing them the job.

So, in this article, we will provide you with some tips on how to pass your final interview. Don’t worry if you failed your previous interviews; take time to read this because it might help you!

1. They skip breakfast.

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so if you skip it, your blood sugar level might go low, it is much harder to focus, and you are more likely to feel tired, irritable, and impatient, all of which contribute to performance.

2. They smell smoke.

Keep in mind that your interviewer will smell it on you. If he or she is a smoker, they will not mind. But most interviewers gave up the nicotine habit. Also, drinking alcohol is never a good idea. While it can help calm nerves, it dulls the senses, which runs the risk of not sounding intelligent.

3. They turn up late.

Candidates should arrive at least 15 minutes early and spend that time preparing in a nearby coffee shop. Turning up too early, they warn, can be frustrating for the hiring manager.

4. They bring too much stuff.

Of course, applicants need to bring their portfolio and copies of their resume, but anything else is useless. Leaving any drinks or cell phones in the car so they can shake hands. 

5. They’re too informal.

When you introduce yourself to the person who will decide whether or not you get the job, you might want to step it up a bit.

6. They swear.

Swearing indicates an applicant’s inability to handle a matter logically and calmly. Speaking in derogatory terms or questionable language is not only a bad habit, but in most places of business, especially in a BPO company, it’s still considered unprofessional and may even get you a chat with HR.

7. They appear too shy.

Because timid candidates could desire to leave the interview as quickly as possible, their responses might be rushed, quiet, or short.

Applicants should take their time to answer a question, which shows that you’re taking the other person seriously and conveys a sense of power.

When someone asks you a question, trust that they really want you to answer it honestly. So, don’t be afraid to pause before you answer it. Reflect; don’t jump right in.

8. They tell white lies.

According to a study, 69% of employers said that catching a candidate lying about something is an instant deal breaker. Your chances of being hired can be completely destroyed if you lie or make things up throughout the hiring process. And because of the extensive background checks and references that come into play before an offer is made, it’s easier to be caught than you might think.