Appearing uninterested is almost certainly a deal breaker.
Most employers have more applicants than they need or want.
If you aren't demonstrably interested in them - they certainly
aren't interested in hiring you.
While honesty is a virtue, some applicants believe that getting
it all out in the open is beneficial. While speaking untruthfully
is taboo, there is no need to "spill your guts" to every question.
Keep in on point and avoid sharing too much information.
You can literally cannot plan enough for this one. If you can, do
a practice run. On the day of the interview, allow yourself
double the time you normally would to go the same distance. If
for some reason you're running late, it is critical to call your
interviewer to let them know.
It’s fine to talk about what the limitations may be in your
current job, but never bad-mouth a current or previous
employer. There’s two sides to every story, and it could
ultimately give your interviewer the impression you’re difficult
to work with.
Failing to talk yourself up during an interview is one of the
most self-defeating mistakes that you can make. This is not
the time for humility - don’t be afraid to speak about your
It's great to show that you're confident in an interview, but
don’t let that tip over into arrogance. Listen carefully to your
interviewer, don’t interrupt and watch the humor and jokes.
You don’t want to accidentally offend your interviewer while
trying to be funny.
If you walk into an interview desperate for the job, your
interviewer will quickly realize this. You need to muster all the
confidence you can. Walk into the interview as if you don't
need the job but more that the job needs you. It’s a fine line
here, but the desperate card never plays well.
During the interview, there will always be some questions
you’re not looking forward to. The goal of the interviewer is to
see how well you can think on your feet, how well you react to
stress, and how well you communicate ideas. Be prepared.
A direct line to undermining yourself in front of an employer.
Apologising for yourself, for others, for your answers, for your
appearance - you name it - can make you look weak. Be who
you are. Confidently.
Many job seekers are relieved when a job interview is over, and
believe that the hard work is done. They simply wait to receive
a job offer. Persistent, deliberate follow up will often be
required if you really want the job.
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