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11 useful interview tips university lecturers never teach graduates

11 useful interview tips university lecturers never teach graduates

These “11 useful interview tips university lecturers never teach graduates” will be an eye-opener for university graduates seeking jobs. Take every piece of advice seriously.  You may fail to land the next job if you make any of these common mistakes. These useful interview tips will bring you success.

11 useful interview tips university lecturers never teach graduates


If you are invited for a job interview, at the entrance of the gate or within the Organization’s premises:

1.Politely greet everybody. I have seen MDs and Managers disguise and stand at the gate to observe interviewees.

  1. Do not go inside and start charging your phone or begin to look for where to charge your phone.

  2. Do not go inside and begin to chat with your phone or make unnecessary calls. Put the phone inside your bag. They could be monitoring you through the camera.

  3. Avoid too much talk with fellow interviewees. Don’t go there and begin to argue about the government of the day, escalated food prices and even lack of employment opportunities. Just be calm and positive.

  4. Don’t start praying and speaking in tongues to demonstrate your religiosity and closeness to God. Pray at home before going.

  5. If they offer you Tea or food, Please reject it politely and thank them. You can take after the interview. If you take that Tea or food, you are out.

  6. Don’t chew gum, biscuit or anything. Go with a book and be reading it.

  7. Never ever criticise your previous employer.


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  1. If you see somebody you know in the Organization, either as a staff or a fellow interviewee, greet him officially. Avoid creating an impression that you know him.

  2. Do not appear too Poor, helpless and inferior before the interviewer. Forget about Nigeria problems, your personal and family problems. Focus on the job.

  3. After the interview, put up a smiling face, thank them and leave.

In most cases, interviewers assess and score interviewees by the factors above and not necessarily by the answers they provide on paper. They’ll train you eventually to do the job if they employ you.

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Today, jobseekers are quick to ask how much will you pay them even before sending their applications for jobs on offer. They call the employer via Mobile lines put out for submitting applications. Such questions clearly show you are more money conscious than getting a job interview. Such persons never land jobs. If you know your worth, prove it.

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Ghana Education New published a job Vacancy for Online News Writers: Apply Here and got potential applicants calling to find out about salary instead of applying in the manner required.

Job applicants are advised to take these useful interview tips along with them into their next interview and make themselves proud.


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