Ok, now you need to attend a couple of job interviews. Here are the main interview blunders, errors or mistakes a candidate seeking a job can make. Spend quality time to prepare well for the interview, so that you do not repeat these mistakes.
- Not knowing anything about the organization
When the recruiter asks you a simple question, “what do you know about our organization?” and you blink or state wrong facts, then your mission for job will end there, at least for that company. Background information including organization’s divisions, history, mission statements, locations, their future goals are accessible in an “About Us” segment on most organization sites. Before you attend the interview, check all these details, take a print out and read it over. Additionally check the organization’s Facebook page and LinkedIn page, on the off chance that they have one.
- Dressing inappropriately
Dressing improperly can work both ways. You will absolutely need to wear a suit on the off chance that you are meeting for professional job position. If you are attending interview for a summer job at your nearby amusement park or as a lifeguard, then dress accordingly in casual and neat attire. If you aren’t certain what to wear, visit the firm and watch the employees coming out of the workplace to check what they are wearing.
- Feeble voice and poor communication Skills
it’s essential to correspond well with everybody you meet in your quest for employment. Actually, you have to be confident while talking to your hiring manager and never use feeble voice, as this may seem like you are a weak person. Shake hands, display confidence, make regular eye contact, and engage in meaningful conversation with your recruiter. This way, you will let that person know that you are an exceptional candidate for that particular job.
- Too distracted or jabbering too much
Some people are over confident, will answer their cell phone even during the interview. That is a big mistake. You need to turn it if off or leave it at your house before entering the office building. Carry your resume, list of references and your job application. Plus, you should not keep yapping about your previous employers or your life history. Keep it short and simple. Never ever badmouth your previous employers. Corporate world is small and everyone is interconnected. Not everyone feels the same about one person.
- Give wrong answers
Listen to the question carefully, be alert, pause a minute to assemble your thoughts and then give a clear answer. For instance, when the interviewer had described a marketing and sales job offer to the candidate, that person had stressed about prospecting and cold calling. If the candidate does not pay attention he or she may say that she hates to do prospecting and cold calling. Therefore, you need to listen, understand and give a proper answer.
You need to send a thank you mail to everyone who interviewed you and follow up after a couple of days.