Interview Mistakes
 
 
Today companies realize the importance of relationships within the working environment; So it is not uncommon to ask someone how he or she deals with conflict.
 
If the interviewer asks you how you deal with difficult people or situations, be sure you hold back from character assassinations and blaming others because it won’t do you any favours! If you do break this rule make sure you apologize and explain what you really meant.   

Before the interview re-read your CV and the job advert. It’s surprising how many people forget what they wrote on their CV. And by re reading the advert it helps to know the type of person the job is looking for so that you able to demonstrate those qualities.
 
Unprepared candidates rarely get job offers; so make sure that you arrive with the things that you were asked for, bring notes particularly if you have questions to ask it will show that you are taking the job seriously.
 
Try to relax and be yourself, if you appear too nervous they’ll think that you’re not confident enough for the job, and appearing too confident make them think that you won’t fit into the team. If interview nerves are an issue it might be worth looking into getting practical help from an interview coach.    
 
Unfortunately, when you walk into an interview decisions about you are made in the first few minutes of contact. So make sure you make a good first impression, so that if you make any blunders during the interview they may be looked over. 
 
Making an interview blunder can be the most unnerving thing of all. You’re worried about how the other person will react - So what can you do? Well be prepared to say, “Sorry, that's not what I meant!" Once you've apologized, leave it there, take a deep breath and move on with the interview.  
 
How not to get the job
 
Don’t Lie
Although tempting, it’s just not worth lying, especially if it’s about your employer.
Mark Twain said: "If you tell the truth, you never have to remember anything." Think about it. They will catch you out later.
 
Don’t be rude
In your current job you’re really unhappy and want to leave because they have treated you badly. Don’t seek revenge by mentioning it in your job interview. 
 
Don’t complain
Isn’t it wearing when people you work with constantly criticize others? 
The interviewer will be thinking what it will be like to work with you, so he/she will be listening to all of your answers and drawing massive conclusions from them about you.     
 
Talking about people you don’t like
Ask yourself: do you like working with people who constantly criticise others? Isn't it a bit wearing? The trouble is that the interviewer draws massive conclusions from your answers.
 
Not prepared
so your throwaway comment about your boss or employer may be interpreted to be your "standard" way of thinking. It makes you look bad, not your employer.
 
Don’t make a weak impression
As a rule of thumb, avoid cracking jokes about potentially sensitive topics and becoming to “matey” with the interviewer after all this is not a social event. Stay professional, polite and friendly is enough.
 
Making a weak impression
what’s "rude"? Well, that depends on your audience. As a rule of thumb, avoid cracking jokes about potentially sensitive topics and beware of being too "pally" with the interviewer: polite and friendly is enough. After all, you're not in the pub with them. So stay professional.
 
Don’t be dismissive
Keep in mind that everyone that you meet could be involved in the selection process for the job. So don’t talk down to junior staff or blank the receptionist it could cost you the job.
 
No Research
Remember that everyone you meet could be involved in the selection process. So blanking the receptionist or talking down to the junior members of staff could cost you the job.
 
Do leave out the small talk
Your journey to the interview was a nightmare, maybe it was a late train or a tailback on the motorway what ever it was; your interviewer doesn’t need to know.

Mark Goode - Goode Advice

 

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