Performing your best during a job interview includes practicing what you want to say and how to say it. You want to demonstrate your skill set and top accomplishments in a confident, personable way. Avoid diminishing your abilities and downplaying your success by avoiding these costly missteps.
- When scheduling your interview, make sure you can fulfill your commitment to be at the interview at the designated time and arrive a few minutes early.
- Make sure to dress your best (even if the company has a casual dress code), leave your phone in the car, dispose of the gum and don’t drink coffee during the interview.
- Don’t write “see resume” when completing an employment application.
- Don’t ask about working from home or what the benefits will be during the initial stages of the interview process.
- Keep answers relevant and to the point. Don’t be long-winded. If you do all the talking, the interviewer will not be able to determine your ability to do the job by asking key questions.
- Listen! Don’t answer a different question than the one they actually ask you.
- Don’t talk over the interviewer.
- Have questions ready to ask about the company based upon the research you have done.
- Do not complain about your previous employer.
- If you are interested in the position, let the interviewer know you are interested and what the next steps will be in the interview process.
- Don’t write a thank you note to the interviewer while still on the job interview! Wait until after the interview and send a thank you note to express your interest in the position and to thank them for the interview.
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