Monday, February 1, 2010

வேலை- நேர்முகத் தேர்வு- தவிர்க்க வேண்டிய பத்து தவறுகள்

The best way to avoid the most common and dangerous interview mistakes is to think ahead and decide not to make them... Read on for a whistle-stop tour of the top ten interview Mistakes.

1. Lying
Although it's tempting, it doesn't work. By all means gloss over the unflattering things. But out-right fibbing NEVER pays.

Mark Twain said: "If you tell the truth, you never have to remember anything." Think about it. They will catch you out later.

2. Slating your current company or boss
Fed up with your current job and would give anything to leave because they've treated you badly? Your job interview is NOT the time to seek revenge. Bear in mind that the interviewer will be listening to your answers and thinking about what it would be like to work with you. Ask yourself: do you like working with people who constantly criticize others? Isn't it a bit wearing? The trouble is that the interviewer draws massive conclusions from your answers. So your throwaway comment about your boss or employer may be interpreted to be your "standard" way of thinking. It makes you look bad, not your employer.

3. Being Rude
If you find you were accidentally rude, then apologies calmly and genuinely. Then leave it behind you and get on with the rest of the interview. If you dwell on it, it will affect your performance. What's "rude"? Well, that depends on your audience. As a rule of thumb, avoid cracking jokes about potentially sensitive topics and beware of being too "pally" with the interviewer: polite and friendly is enough. After all, you're not in the pub with them. So stay professional. Also bear in mind that everyone you meet could be involved in the selection process. So blanking the receptionist or talking down to the junior members of staff could cost you the job.

4. Complaining
Ok, so your train journey might have been a nightmare and maybe you thought the tube would never arrive, or the tailbacks on the motorway were endless. But your interviewer doesn't want to know that!
Complaining, even in jest, is not a recommended icebreaker. It may be completely harmless, or it might simply make the interviewer switch off. Don't let complaining set the tone for the interview!

5. Talking about people you don't get on with at work
These days, it's common to be asked how you deal with conflict. Companies realize the importance of interpersonal relationships in the working environment. So if they ask you about difficult people or situations, make sure you hold back from character assassination and blaming others for problems because it won't do you any favors! If you accidentally do "break" this rule, apologise and explain what you "really" meant.

6. Not Being Prepared
Re-read the relevant version of your CV and the job advert, just before the interview. You'd be surprised how many people can't remember what they wrote on their CV. And if you remember what type of person the job advert was looking for, it's easier to demonstrate that you have those qualities.
Make sure you've brought with you anything you were asked for. It's fine to bring a note-pad and pen, but make sure they're tidy. It's even ok to bring notes with you; particularly if you have any questions you want to ask. It shows you're taking the job application seriously. Ill-prepared candidates rarely get job offers.

7. Appearing to be too nervous, or too confident
If you appear too nervous they'll think you're not confident enough to do the job. However, appearing too confident will make them think you won't fit into the team. If interview nerves are an issue for you, it's worth getting practical help from a professional, such as an interview coach.

8. Making a weak first impression
Unfortunately, no matter how hard the interviewer tries, a lot of "don't want to hire them" decisions are made in the first few minutes of contact. If you make a strong first impression, the interviewer will be more inclined to overlook "imperfections" in your answers.

9. Not having researched the company

As a general rule, the more famous the brand, the more they will expect you to have done your homework. Researching the company shows you're serious about the job.

10. Putting your foot in it and not noticing
Yes, we know, you didn't mean to put your foot in it. But it doesn't really matter what you intended. What counts is how the other person reacts. So what can you do? Be prepared to simply say "sorry, that's not what I meant!" This requires you to actually be paying attention to the interviewer, rather than your own thoughts and feelings. Once you've apologised, leave it there, take a deep breath to help you relax and move on with the job interview.



மின்னல் said...

நன்றி நண்பரே.தெரிந்த விசயம் என்றாலும் அனைத்தும் கண்டிப்பாக நினைவில் இருக்கவேண்டியவை.

Anonymous said...


Tamilla yelutha thereyatha? Elglipesula pottu irrkka?

Anonymous said...


Yetha tamilla translate pannuna yennada kunna

நாஞ்சில் பிரதாப் said...

பகிர்வுக்கு நன்றிங்க...

Anonymous said...

போட புண்டை பெரிய கருத்து மயிறு சொல்ல வருறான் சுன்னி யா ஊம்பி

Anonymous said...

போட புண்டை பெரிய கருத்து மயிறு சொல்ல வருறான் சுன்னி யா ஊம்பி said...

புத்தம் புதிய தமிழ் திரட்டி,
உங்கள் வலைப்பூவை இதிலும் இணைத்து கொள்ளுங்கள்.
ஓட்டுபட்டை வசதியும் உள்ளது.

தமிழ் சமூகத்திற்கு தேவையான பயனுள்ள தகவல்களையும், செய்திகளையும் திரட்டி அவற்றை தமிழ் சமூகத்திற்கு சென்றடைய எங்களின் முயற்ச்சிக்கு உங்கள் ஆதரவை தருமாறு வேண்டுகிறோம்….

இவன் said...

தமிழர்கள் அனைவருக்கும் தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்

இந்த ஆண்டு உங்கள் வாழ்வில் எல்லையில்லா மகிழ்ச்சியும், நோயற்ற வாழ்வும், குறைவற்ற செல்வமும், நீண்ட ஆயுளும் மற்றும் அனைத்து நலங்களும், வளங்களும் பெற்று வாழ வாழ்த்துகிறோம்.

அன்புடன் said...

தமிழர்கள் அனைவருக்கும் தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்

இந்த ஆண்டு உங்கள் வாழ்வில் எல்லையில்லா மகிழ்ச்சியும், நோயற்ற வாழ்வும், குறைவற்ற செல்வமும், நீண்ட ஆயுளும் மற்றும் அனைத்து நலங்களும், வளங்களும் பெற்று வாழ வாழ்த்துகிறோம்.


”ஆரண்ய நிவாஸ்”ஆர்.ராமமூர்த்தி said...

ஒரு உபயோகமான ஒன்று!
பகிர்விற்கு நன்றி!!

Kannan said...

Good post.

மெலட்டூர். இரா.நடராஜன் said...

Hi Kupan Yahoo

I do not know your email id, that is why i am adding my views in your blog. This is regarding your comments about your comments about my short story 'ithu, athu alla'. You have written that it is a copy of soonya veli. I was shocked. I have not read the same so far and the way you have mentioned may be of the same style. Therefore, it is a copy. It is a conversation between young husband and wife,as if in a bed room. But, it turns out to be a net chat. The entire conversation is highly romantic and conveys the pathetic separation of young couple on account of profession. The net chat is not important. The content is more important. The net chat is not to cheat each other. Instead, their feelings are pouted out. If that was a copy, word by word, I am wrong. I am an upcoming writer and i never attempt to copy others' stories. Today also my story had been published in dinamalar varamalar (ethirum puthirum). my email id

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