In order to stay ahead of the pack in your dream job race, you need to avoid The 5 Most Common Interview Fatalities. A comprehensive survey featured on Business Insider Australia, explained that the most common mistakes seen in job interviews, are also the most detrimental to a candidate’s success.
It’s great that you are now aware of the most prevalent mistakes made in job interviews. But what we really want is to equip you with the knowledge needed to successfully avoid these fatal errors and beeline to your dream job.
Fatality 1 - 55% of respondents reported that a candidate appeared disinterested during a job interview.
Don’t fall victim to this lethal interview mistake. If you’re in an interview room it can be assumed that the position is of interest to you. So it’s merely a matter of ensuring your enthusiasm for the role is being expressed.
Most issues surrounding this area are in reference to body language. So here are some simple body language tips to ensure you don’t blur the interviewers judgement.
Fatality 2 - 53% of hr managers reported that candidates dressing inappropriately was a massive job interview turn off.
The best way to avoid this fatality is to do some research prior to your interview. If you are able to determine a company’s dress code, it is recommended that you dress to best match their culture. By replicating what a company’s existing employees wear, you demonstrate your ability to fit in.
Fatality 3 – 53% of managers claimed to interview candidates who were evidently arrogant.
No matter your level of education, skills or experience, it is imperative you never over convey yourself, especially as more superior than the interviewer.
Fatality 4 – Trash talking ex-employers is a big No-No according to 50% of hiring managers.
This can often give off the impression that you would do the same thing to your next employer. For this reason despite how reasonable your comments may be, or how ridiculous of an experience you had with your ex-employer, always remain positive in a job interview.
Fatality 5 – 17% of recruiters feel as though candidates have asked them inappropriate questions during a job interview.
Please, even if your interviewer is Miss Universe or Mr Olympia, this is a professional context not your local bar, so avoid asking them about their relationship status.
It is also inappropriate to ask questions in regard to a person’s culture and religion. The purpose of asking questions at the end of an interview is to clarify any aspect of the position you are uncertain about. This is also an opportunity to show off research conducted prior to the interview, by formulating a question from your investigation.
Job interviews are often stressful, but we are here to make them that little bit easier. If you have any questions or are seeking advice or career opportunities, feel free to contact the First Avenue team.
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