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    These are the main reasons in failure of interview, so rectify them.

    * Poor grooming
    * Discourteous and ungraceful body language
    * Poor manners
    * Poor diction
    * Vague responses
    * Unappealing resume
    * Monetary benefits-centric approach
    * Lack of punctuality
    * Poor waiting hall behaviour
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    Yep, full of surprises that. Nice post.
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    I'll bare this in mind. How about reasons why people don't make it to the interview stage in the first place?
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    Are you wanting us to add to this?
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    Well its a nice list and all that, but aren't they just common sense / obvious?
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    (Original post by ghanglish)
    I'll bare this in mind. How about reasons why people don't make it to the interview stage in the first place?
    I can't tell if that's sarcasm or if you're being serious :confused:
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    okey smokes
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    I turned up 20mins late for an interview and got it, another job I pooed myself in the final selection board and got it.

    Would saying: 'These are the main reasons in failure of interview' result in failure of interview?

    btw - why would I save my CV on your site?
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    Oh I see. I failed my Primark interview because I turned up 10 minutes late and was rude to the interviewer. Thanks for that, Sherlock.
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    riteo, if you say so
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    i don't know i never thought of poor waiting room behaviour
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    (Original post by MrCharmed)
    i don't know i never thought of poor waiting room behaviour
    Interviews aren't conducted in drafty school halls, you have a time, you turn up, have the interview and leave.
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    What costitutes poor waiting hall behaviour?

    Popping a few E's and chatting up the receptionist?
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    add to that weak handshakes. i've heard that interviewers will judge you badly for not having a firm enough handshake makes you come across as weedy apparently. Though that may come under body language ho hum.
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    (Original post by Quady)
    Interviews aren't conducted in drafty school halls, you have a time, you turn up, have the interview and leave.
    I was just saying what the Op said tbh
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    Ah.. thanks for stating the obvious OP.
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    * Unappealing resume
    Erm, if they found your resume unappealing, why would they invite you to an interview?
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    (Original post by la fille danse)
    Erm, if they found your resume unappealing, why would they invite you to an interview?
    For the lols
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    (Original post by aimzdy)
    add to that weak handshakes. i've heard that interviewers will judge you badly for not having a firm enough handshake makes you come across as weedy apparently. Though that may come under body language ho hum.
    It depends on the interviewer. My gfs dad always has a firm handshake whereas when I had an interview I almost once broke the guys hand because he had a very weak handshake (luckily I managed to realise and stop with the firmness!).
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    (Original post by Nick_000)
    What costitutes poor waiting hall behaviour?
    All sorts of things: chatting to the receptionist too much when she is trying to work, being off-hand to the receptionist, wandering around and being nosy, lack of consideration for the people you meet, not doing as you are asked etc.

    Many managers will brief their receptionists to look out for aspects of candidates' behaviour while they are in reception, especially for jobs that involve meeting people.
 
 
 
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