Looking for a job can be stressful for you in any way. Consequently, your anxiety, uncertainty, and the other factors can significantly influence the quality of the interview you are going to have. So, below are top 7 things that you should avoid in your job interviews.
To have a successful job interview, you should know the basic information about the company you are applying for. But don’t spend too much time on researching the company’s financial reports whatsoever. All you should know is the company’s mission, strategies, and official public position.
Dress appropriately for the interview even if the position you’re applying for is casual. The way you look like at the interview represents your attitude and seriousness towards the possible job position. It means you’ll represent yourself as a brand.
At the end of almost every interview, the interviewer asks if you have any questions. You should have some questions prepared in advance, because if you don’t ask anything, it may mean that you have little interest in the vacancy.
Adjust the settings of your social media profiles to private view when you are looking for a job. HR managers usually google the candidates, so if there are some private pictures of you partying or being dorky, it may negatively affect their impression about you. To have a successful job interview, make sure that some tricky information about you is not available on the web.
There will be a typical weakness question during your interview, which you have to answer in the right way. Interviewers usually use this question not only to examine your weaknesses but also to measure your self-estimation and ego. Don’t claim you have no weaknesses at all – this will be interpreted that you are either a bad candidate for team building or too confident. Also don’t try to make your weakness look like a strength, because it is always suspicious. What you should do is to pick the weakness that you know and that is not critical. Then just tell the interviewer about it and the ways that you are going to deal with it. Such an attitude will demonstrate the interviewer that you are realistic about your weaknesses and are ready to cope with them.
Pay attention to your salary requirements. You should be ready to answer the question about how much you expect to earn. If it is possible to negotiate the sum of your future salary, you should be ready for the discussion and questions about your financial expectations from the position. So, think in advance about how much you want to earn and provide an honest answer to your interviewer.
Don’t ever give negative feedback about your past or current jobs. It will only point out that you are not loyal and childish in saying bad things about your ex-employers. Any past jobs should be treated as a good experience.
So, here we go: dress wisely, talk wisely, know you desired salary, and answer weakness question in a thoughtful manner. I wish you to get your dream job as soon as possible!Published: August 23, 2016