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Common Mistakes in Interviews you should avoid


What shouldn't you do when interviewing? Here are the most common job interview mistakes, blunders, and errors a candidate for employment can make. Unfortunately, it's easy to make these mistakes without even realizing it.

Dressing Inappropriately

When you interview for a job, it's imperative to look professional and polished. Although your attire may vary based on the position you're applying for — for example, you should wear business casual clothing to an interview for a non-professional job or startup casual garb to an interview at a small startup company — it's important to look well-dressed and put together, no matter what the company.

Arriving Late

Running late not only suggests poor time management skills, but shows a lack of respect for the company, the position, and even your interviewer.

Go the extra length to make sure that you aren't late, and arrive on time, or even early. Budget your time so that you make it to the interview five to ten minutes early. That way, if something unforeseen comes up on your way over to your interview, you'll have some cushion time.

Using Your Phone During the Interview

Before you get to your interview, silence your phone. Texting during your interview is not only rude and disruptive, but it's a pretty clear message to your potential employer that getting the job is not your top priority.

For the same reasons, don't answer calls (and certainly don't make them) during the interview. To resist the temptation to check your phone, stow your phone in your bag before the interview. If you accidentally forget to turn it off, resist the temptation to check it if you get a message or call.

Not Paying Attention

Don't let yourself zone out during an interview. Make sure you are well-rested, alert, and prepared.

Getting distracted and missing a question looks bad on your part. If you zone out, your potential employer will wonder how you will be able to stay focused during a day on the job, if you can't even focus during one interview.

User   Umbreen Aleem     Date   Tuesday, 26 Nov 2019     Views   151 Views

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