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11 Common Reasons Why People Fail In Job Interviews

Successful job interviews require a combination of thorough preparation, effective communication, and the ability to showcase relevant skills and experiences. Addressing these common pitfalls can significantly improve your chances of success!!

1️⃣ Lack of Preparation: Insufficient research about the company, role, and industry. Being late and hurried.

2️⃣ Inadequate Knowledge of the Position: Failing to match skills and experiences to the specific requirements of the job.


3️⃣ Poor Communication Skills: Difficulty explaining thoughts, experiences, or answering questions clearly.

4️⃣ Neglecting Non-Verbal Cues: Ignoring the importance of body language, eye contact, and overall presentation.

5️⃣ Overemphasising Money: Focusing too much on salary and benefits rather than demonstrating genuine interest in the role (Unless it’s a money / sales driven environment with a need to show greed).

6️⃣ Lack of Enthusiasm: Displaying low energy, disinterest, or a lack of passion for the position.

7️⃣ Failure to Ask Questions: Not preparing thoughtful questions for the interviewer, signaling disinterest.

8️⃣ Unable to Handle Behavioral Questions: Struggling with providing specific examples or experiences related to behavioral questions.

9️⃣ Talking Too Much or Too Little:  Failing to strike a balance between providing enough information and avoiding unnecessary details.

1️⃣0️⃣ Not Addressing Weaknesses Effectively: Mishandling questions about weaknesses or areas for improvement (What are your weaknesses, is still a common and perceived nonsense question).

1️⃣1️⃣ BONUS REASON: Lack of Follow-up: Neglecting to send a thank-you email after the interview. Following up is crucial for expressing continued interest and gratitude.

Thanks for reading. All the best 



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