Believe me, I know how stressful interviews can be.
It’s like convincing a jury to let you off the hook before giving you the job of your dreams.
I’ve already told you about the 5 major mistakes to avoid on your resume. But what are some of the things you should avoid when you finally get called for an in-person interview?
Well, you’re in luck.
Come along as I take you through the 5 interview mistakes you should avoid at all cost.
Just be true to yourself!
Besides, that’s exactly why you were called in for an interview in the first place.
The company was impressed by your resume, so they want to see if they will be impressed with you in person.
So why would you want to be dishonest and give them a different impression than they already have?
You are almost there, now stick to the script!
Act and Look Professional
You don’t like it when people are rude to you in the real world. So why would an interviewer like it if you were rude to them in an interview?
Make sure you are as cordial and professional as possible during your interview.
After all, you only get one chance to make a great first impression.
Which brings me to my next point…
Have you ever heard someone say after an interview “I think that went well, but I wish I had dressed a little more casual?”
There’s a reason why the saying “dress for the job you want” exists.
Take it from the Business Insider who found that within the first “7 to 17 seconds of meeting someone; 55% of a person’s opinion is determined by physical appearance.”
Unfortunately, time is not on your side. So it’s better to dazzle them with your looks before you can sell them in the interview.
Preparation will go a long way when it comes to meeting your prospecting new boss for an interview.
If you take the time to research the company you are interviewing with, it will show the interviewer how interested you are.
Take a little time the day before the interview to visit the company’s website and look over the job description so you know what to expect. Pro-tip: It will also go a long way if you pepper in some of the keywords in the job description while sharing your success stories.
As much as you research the position, you should also be mindful of some standard interview questions that you could be asked. If you are not prepared, these simple questions can trip you up if you are caught off guard.
Don’t Give off Negative Energy
When you are nervous or irritated, it may show more than you think.
Remember to remain positive because employers want employees who will bring energy and focus to their organizations.
The last thing you want to do is to make the interviewer uncomfortable with your discomfort.
Engage in conversation and exude confidence.
Take a deep breath.
You’ve got this!
Ask the Right Questions
This may be time for the interviewer to find out more about you before choosing to extend an offer. But why not find out more about the company for yourself?
By asking questions about day-to-day operations or current initiatives, you will demonstrate more interest than many of your peer competitors.
One of the biggest interview mistakes is asking too many questions about topics related to you (benefits, training, schedule, etc.) and not asking enough questions about the company.
Try to prepare some questions before you take a seat across from your interviewer.
It will go a long way for your confidence and make it easier for hiring managers to make a decision.
That’s It – The 5 Interview Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs – Now Go Get Your Dream Job!
We know how nerve-wracking and difficult interviewing can be.
But by avoiding these common mistakes, you will have a better shot at portraying the great employee you really are.
If you have any questions about other interview mistakes you should avoid, or have stories of your own, feel free to get in touch with us through our contact page or hit us up on Twitter and Facebook.