Frequent mistakes during the interview

Anyone who has ever looked for a job knows that getting called for a job interview is not easy.
The difference between a job applicant and a job seeker is big, and if you manage to get an interview, you’re already halfway there.
Candidates should keep in mind that any mistake can result in losing the chance of being hired. Unfortunately, too many candidates miss the opportunity to interview, wasting all that time and effort. Don’t be one of these candidates! Never assume that the offer is already yours, just because you have been invited to interview!
Mistake 1: You seem disinterested
This really annoys an employer. Usually, most employers have more applicants than they need or want, so if you’re not demonstrably interested in that job, they definitely won’t be interested in hiring you.
What to do instead? Demonstrate interest in the company and the job. Make sure you arrive on time, are dressed appropriately, and have your phone turned off.
Ask intelligent questions that indicate you’ve done your research and know at least basic information about the employer, but don’t ask questions that can be answered on Google or on the main page of the employer’s company website. These mistakes show shallowness and are not at all to employers’ liking.
Mistake 2: Being angry/angry
Angry people are not the kind of people employers want to hire. It is difficult to work with such people. They can create tension between co-workers and/or customers, they are not good contributors to a happy workplace or a successful business. Stop, before you enter the employer’s office, take a deep breath, put a smile on your face and do your best to shift your mental gears so that your mind is in a peaceful place.
Mistake 3: Giving too much information
Sometimes people have a “tell the truth and only the truth” mentality, so they show their courage by answering every question with too much detailed or personal information. It is neither smart nor helpful to do this.
Nor is it advisable to tell lies, but avoid boring the interviewer and nullifying the job opportunity by sharing too much irrelevant information. If the employer wants more details, they will ask you.
Mistake 4: Negative body language
If you don’t smile, shake hands or make eye contact with the people you meet at the employer’s premises, and especially with the interviewer, you will convey shyness and lack of common sense or simply appear uninterested. Show interest and enthusiasm.


Mistake 5: You don’t have good questions to ask or you ask the wrong questions at the wrong time.


Zero questions = zero interest!!!


If you don’t ask questions, you will ruin your chance of getting hired. But it’s just as bad if you ask the wrong questions.
During the first interview, questions that only refer to salary, vacation and benefits are not well received.
These questions seem to indicate that you are only interested in certain personal benefits, rather than the job and the real contribution you can make to the employer.
Instead, you can ask questions about the job description, the team, the organisational culture of the company.

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