Avoid These Job Interview Mistakes
Know your answers to the standard job interview questions.
It isn’t easy to bag a job interview for a great opportunity. Becoming one of the few “job candidates” rather than being part of the usually gigantic crowd of “job applicants” is a major victory.
Unfortunately, too many job candidates blow their interview opportunities, wasting all that time and effort. Don’t be one of those candidates. The position certainly isn’t a guarantee simply because you made it one round further than others.
What you do during a job interview is viewed as a “sample” of your work. If you are not one of the lucky few individuals who was referred for the interview, a job interview is much more than a formality.
Show them you would be a great hire. Don’t make these simple mistakes that can cost you a lucrative opportunity.
Mistake #1: Appearing Uninterested
This drives employers crazy. Most employers have more applicants than they need or want.
Hiring managers are not interested in you unless you are displaying significant interest in the opportunity and plenty of energy.
Instead: Demonstrate your interest in the company and the job. Show up on time, appropriately dressed. Turn off your cell phone.
Mistake #2: Poor Preparation
Obvious lack of preparation is an opportunity crusher. And, lack of preparation usually becomes obvious quickly.
Instead: Be prepared! Preparation will help you demonstrate your interest in them and the job. Preparation will also help you perform better in the interview.
Mistake #3: Being Angry
Angry people are NOT people employers want to hire. Angry people are not fun to work with. They may frighten co-workers or customers. They may also abuse both people and equipment such as computers or cars. This type of person is not a good contributor to a happy workplace or a prosperous business — even if they don’t “go postal.”
Instead: If you are angry over a job loss, horrible commute to the interview, earlier fight with your kids or spouse, or anything else, dump the anger before the interview.
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