Top Ten most common mistakes
10. Failure to know about the
company. Take the time to find out
common information about the company.
9. Not familiar with the job
description. Read the job description. How does
it relate to your resume?
8. Unable to market yourself.
An interview is a sales presentation. You are selling yourself.
Know your product and be prepared to sell yourself.
7. Asking Questions. Ask
questions that are appropriate for the position you are
interviewing. The interview is a dialog with two people
exchanging information and there should always be a balance of
conversation during the interview. If you do not have any
questions or areas of concern, there are two impression they
will have of you: 1) You did not do your homework about the position or
2) You do not care for the position.
6. Under dressing for an
interview. Being in the proper attire matters on first
impressions. We all know you only get one chance to make a
5. Practice does not make you
perfect; it makes you better. Practice your interview and
the questions you are going to ask or the responses you are
going to give. When your interview comes you will have more
confidence due to the preparation. It is always better to be
prepared for an opportunity and not have one, then have an
opportunity and not be prepared.
4. Being honest. If you
pad your resume or you decide to lie. You are going to have to
remember every lie. Keep it simple. If you do not know an
answer, let it be the truth.
3. Listening to the person is a
sign of respect. Make good eye contact. Watch
body language i.e. folded arms, fidgeting.
2. Lack of details. No
"Yes" / "No" answers.
Elaborate on your answers and include as much
quantitative information as you can in your examples.
1. Enthusiasm. Get excited.
Being nervous is ok, it shows you are excited and it puts you on
MONEY IS A 2ND INTERVIEW TOPIC!
Good luck with your interview.