- One important reason people fail at interview is because of several misconceptions or myths about what happens during an interview. This lack of understanding represents a major obstacle to maximum performance and try to give your best answer in an interview.
- Some common interview myths are:
- Interviews are similar to school exams: Interview are often regarded as school exams where the more you speak, the better you perform. However, unlike exam, where accurate details are important, interviews are more about interacting and building a report while simultaneously articulating smart answer.
- An interviewee should never say “I don’t know”: A good interview is one in which you answer all the questions. However, if you do not know the answer to the question, it is better to admit it. Otherwise, it is likely to make your sound dishonest. Trying to answer that you have little idea about could undermine a good interview. There is nothing wrong with attempting to answer the question as long as you make your uncertainty clear to the interviewer.
For example, when you are unsure of the answer, you may sat, “I would love to answer this question, however I have to be honest and say that is not an area that I am familiar with, though I’m very interested in increasing my knowledge about it.”
- Good-looking people get preference: The most common misconception among people is that good-looking people are preferred during the selection process. The fact of the matter is that, the way you look is not that important. However, this does not mean that good appearance and a bright personality are not important factors at an interview. It is very important that you look presentable in an interview and demonstrate your strength.
- Interviewers are looking for flaws: If you believe that the interviewer is searching for flaws, you will adopt a defensive and distrustful attitude during an interview. This will prevent you from opening up and giving good answers. Interviewers do not prepare their interview questions with a view to identify your flaws.
Questions are prepared to give the interviewer an overall insight into what you have to offer to the company. It is very important to treat every question as an opportunity to excel rather than as a threat. It is only by answering the questions that can demonstrate how good you are.