5 Mistakes to Avoid During a Job Interview
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5 Mistakes to Avoid During a Job Interview

A job interview is never easy because there always several candidates and you need to proof that you are the best one for the company. The key to succeed is a good preparation for the job interview, to dress appropriate and to practice your speaking skills.

People are often nervous when they go to a job interview because they want to be successful and are in hope to get the job. It is either a difficult task and you need to be prepared to follow some basic rules and to avoid making mistakes which can lead to a disillusion. It is not only a matter of having the necessary knowledge for the job; your impression on the job interview can make the difference between the different candidates who are applying for the job.

Here are 5 mistakes you need to avoid during your job interview:

*Showing up too late on the job interview

You give a bad impression when you show up too late on the job interview. Excuses as traffic, illness of your child or any other reason may hurt your chances to get the job, even if you have the necessary capacities. The job interviewer will doubt that you will appear on time on your work. You better leave the house 30 minutes earlier than necessary when you go to your job interview to be sure you are on time.

*the dress code

It is really important you know the dress code of the company. You need to wear appropriate clothes during your job interview. Wearing a t-shirt, jeans, shorts, mini-skirts or other clothes is a big mistake and may harm your first impression. It is maybe best to choose for a classic interview outfit than these of the last mode trend. Your scent can also be an important issue. It is best to avoid overusing perfume and other cosmetic products because chances are the interviewer may not like the scent. You can also best cover tattoos if you don’t know if visible tattoos are allowed or not.

*Talking

You have to convince your job interviewer that you are the right person for the job. Talking too fast, too much or not talking enough is a mistake you need to avoid during your job interview. The pronunciation of the words needs to be correct and you may never speak too loud or too quiet. It is frustrating for the job interviewer if he/she has to ask what you’ve said. You may also never interrupt the job interviewer and need to listen carefully to his/her questions otherwise he/she will think you didn’t listen to the question. Try to answer with a smile on your face and give a short but clear answer to the questions. It is best to limit your answers to a few sentences otherwise you will bore the job interviewer.

*Know the company where you apply for a job

Not knowing the company is a big mistake you need to avoid. The job interviewer will certainly ask questions about the company. You need to do your homework and you need to be informed about the products they produce and the sector where they are active. Much information can be found online and you certainly need to know the name of the boss of the company. It is best you search out how many people work in the company and you need to convince them which surplus value you have to offer for the company. It is obvious you know which job you are applying for and can describe how you should do your work and which changes in the job you are applying for can improve the results of the company.

*Asking too much questions

You may ask questions if you want to know something more of the company which you couldn’t find online and even through other research. You need either to limit these questions but you will give a good impression if you show interest in the company. Only be focused on the salary is also a bad attitude. It is obvious you want a good salary for the job you are applying and you best avoid too many questions about the salary. You may ask questions about the job you are applying for and you can inform them about your experience and why you like to work in this company. Don’t talk negative about your previous boss because the job interviewer will fear you will do the same if you leave the job.

A job interview is never easy because there always several candidates and you need to proof that you are the best one for the company. The key to succeed is a good preparation for the job interview, to dress appropriate and to practice your speaking skills. The importance of your body language may not be underestimated during a job interview. Body language can give an impression of your kindness, how motivated you are and if you are immune to stress. Following these tips may help you to make a good impression during your job interview and increases your chances to get the job.

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very informative

A good write up indeed.

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Nicely done. Promoted, out of votes.

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