Not To Do At A Job Interview
The interview is your chance to get the job. Obviously, you need to make a good impression, answer the question you are being asked and ask questions at your own turn. We created this article to help you be successful at an interview.
Things To Avoid At Interviews
1 - DO NOT ARRIVE LATE
Punctuality is a key element for each job. Being late at an interview means you are unreliable and you are sabotaging your efforts from the start.
Get to the location around 15 minutes earlier.
2 - NOT BEING DRESSES SMART
Going to the interview with a t-shirt with a bunny is unsuitable. You should dress as smart and professional as the people who will interview you: smart trousers, smart shoes, a shirt and a tie.
Make sure their colours are suitable.
3 - NOT BEING PREPARED
Do not go to an interview without researching about the company: what they do, how they do what they do.
Try to upsell yourself by bringing your skills into the conversation as if it was an advantage for them.
4 - NOT BEING OPTIMISTIC
Negativity will affect the way the employer sees you. Your negativity. If you want to impress, let them believe you are happy to be given the chance to work with them.
5 - NOT APPEARING INTERESTED
You want, again, to appear interested. Praise the work the company does and explain how you can help enhance that.
6 - DO NOT TELL WHITE LIES
Even the smallest lie about your skills or experience can be picked up. Make sure to tell the truth, as you noted it on your CV.
7 - DO NOT BE CONTROVERSIAL
Whilst you have and we all have different views about religion, politics, and others; an interview is not the best place to contradict the employer whether his or your religion is better.
Avoid conversations which may be controversial.
8 - DO NOT BE BIG HEADED
Being confident is one thing; it`s something good to reflect upon your interviewer. Thinking you are the best may be considered "overconfidence" and may kill your efforts. DON'T.
9 - DO NOT USE NEGATIVE BODY LANGUAGE
Remember your body language is also inspected by your interviewer.
Try to stay straight, make eye contact and have a firm handshake.
10 - DON`T LEAVE YOUR PHONE ON
Your mom calling you and asking you if you want to buy bread for the house can kill your mood for that interview. So will it do with your chances?
Put it on silent, on airplane mode or turn it off.
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