|Author: Suryakant Laxman Raut 19 Apr 2012 Member Level: Gold Points : 2 Voting Score: 0|
|This is very difficult for interviewer. I will first politely say 'no thanks'. If he will force me I can not refuse him more and I have to accept. Logic before accepting is this person is giving me coffee with much force and if I am not taking this coffee, then he will feel very bad for this.|
My advise for friend is do things according to conditions. If examiner is not much force then just say 'no thanks'. If he force, then accept the coffee.
|Author: Madhvee Chaubey 19 Apr 2012 Member Level: Diamond Points : 3 (Rs 1) Voting Score: 2|
|My advice to the friend would be to politely refuse the offer at first. Even if the interviewer insist on having the coffee, then agree to have it. But, a lot of care should be taken. This may be done to observe the skills and confidence of the candidate. Anyways, the first sip of coffee should be always taken after the interviewer has taken the first sip. While lifting up the cup, be careful that noise is not produced, and do not shake hands. And confidently present yourself in the interview.|
|Author: Hafeezur Rahman P 19 Apr 2012 Member Level: Diamond Points : 2 Voting Score: 0|
|Trend, time and world is changing, so you have to gently take it if you realize that an extra cup of coffee personally came for you. Accept the request and proceed it very casual and gentle.|
|Author: Sharada 20 Apr 2012 Member Level: Gold Points : 3 Voting Score: 2|
|If you take my suggestion. I would prefer to say no. The reason being the interviewer may intend to check your table manners discipline, but if some one is confident in his or her table manners they can accept.|
1.Some candidates make a bad noise while consuming tea or coffee.
2.Others tend to lean their legs and sit back comfortably while consuming coffee or tea.
All the reactions will help the interviewer in judging the candidate's behaviour.
|Author: Gopi S 20 Apr 2012 Member Level: Gold Points : 3 (Rs 1) Voting Score: 2|
This is very good question and very tough question as well. Thanks for asking the questions like this. Because this is not only useful for you, there are many other will get used from this answers. My answer for this interview question will be as follows
When he offers me a cup of coffee, I politely say "thanks for your offering, but I don't have a habit of drinking coffee sir". Make sure that you say this in polite way. Tone does matter here more, because he should compromise with your answer by your tone.
Very important thing in interview is not to accept anything from them to eat. Because interviewer will give you eatable items to check the way you eat it. Some people do make sound while drinking coffee or tea and so it is often recommendable not to accept and we should reject it politely.
But when he compels two three times, then you should have a little and don't indulge in eating fully. This way you can play safe.
|Author: Rajendra Singh 21 Apr 2012 Member Level: Gold Points : 1 Voting Score: 0|
|Offering coffee during the interview by interviewer should be avoidable because it may be possible interviewer wants to check your manner or taking some test by offering coffee. So you can polity refuse their offer of coffee.|
|Author: Ramachandran Pattabiraman 21 Apr 2012 Member Level: Gold Points : 2 Voting Score: 2|
|It is really a good question. This is followed in some companies to ascertain the manners of the candidate. Moreover, some questions also asked during the sips to ascertain how the candidate takes that. My suggestion is to accept but leave the cup by finishing fast and if found the heat of given beverage is much,leaving the cup to get cold and finish the same early. If intend to refuse,politely it can be expressed as there is no habit of drinking cofee/tea.|
|Author: saurabh 22 Apr 2012 Member Level: Bronze Points : 0 Voting Score: 0|
|Author: rana atiq 25 Apr 2012 Member Level: Silver Points : 2 (Rs 1) Voting Score: 0|
|While giving interview, accepting coffee offer from panel seems awkward. Panel may ascertain your confidence and dealing mannerism by offering coffee.But it does not mean to express himself overconfidence. Simply, pay the thanks and return it. Reason you are sitting before the panel is to expose your abilities and prove your self right candidate for the job rather than to taking coffee offer.|
|Author: Inderjeet Singh 25 Apr 2012 Member Level: Bronze Points : 2 Voting Score: 0|
|ACCEPT IT! The reason being that- 1st it shows that you are confident and do not hesitate in asking for what you want. 2nd- The coffee can help make the conversation smooth. When you have something to focus on(in this case sipping your coffee) you will be able to distract your self from any thoughts of nervousness that you might be having.|
However, if you really don't feel like having it there's a way out. You can politely refuse the offer and instead ask for a glass of water without showing any kind of nervousness or hesitation in doing so.
|Author: satish 26 Apr 2012 Member Level: Bronze Points : 3 Voting Score: 2|
|Dear ISC reader,|
I think most of the interviewers will never ask for a coffee or a drink. It happens very rarely, but incase if it happens, The best way to answer it is to "LIE"
Yes, you hae to lie by telling "No thanks sir, I just had mine" or by telling "Sorry sir, I am not habbituated" or something else which is suitable for the situation.
Accepting the coffee from the interviewer will give him an extra chance for observing you more than usually happens, this may bring a negative opinion, because of the following reasons,
1. The way you take the cup off the table and keeping the cup on the table,
2. The way you drink it,
3. The way you respond to their questions while drinking something,
4. They wantedly start asking questions when you keep the cup before ur mouth for drinking, and you cant leave the hall without finishing the coffee
5. If you leave without finishing the coffee, then it again brings a bad opinion.
So, I prefer to reject it as smooth as possible with a simple and small truth or a lie.