Negative Factors Evaluated by an Employer
During the course of the interview, the employer will be evaluating your negative factors as well as your positive factors. Listed below are just a few negative factors frequently evaluated during the course of the interview and those which most often lead to the rejection of a candidate.
- Poor personal appearance; limp, fishy handshake
- Overbearing--overaggressive--conceited "superiority complex"--"know-it -all".
- Failure to ask questions about the job.
- Inability to express thoughts clearly--poor poise, diction, or grammar.
- Lack of confidence and poise--nervousness.
- Lack of planning for career--no purpose or goals.
- Lack of interest and enthusiasm--passive and indifferent. Lack of preparation for the interview--failure to get information about the company resulting in inability to ask intelligent questions.
- Failure to look employer in the eye.