You may have gone to a lot of job interviews and are unaware of the mistakes you have made during it. Well, here are three common mistakes to avoid.
Do not talk about your work history.
Do not talk about your work history. Your resume already does that for you.
Career coach Ashley Stahl wrote that you should boast about your accomplishments, not who you used to work for or what your previous job description was. Sharing about the impact you made in your last job, the mark you left behind—these are important in communicating to your potential employers that you reap results.
Do not talk trash about your previous work.
No matter how much you may have despised your previous occupation, your colleagues, your boss, you should not talk candidly and openly about it, says Stahl. Don't mention that your boss was horrible or that your colleagues were annoyingly robotic or too nosey.
This does not mean, however, that you should lie about your experiences or what caused you to change jobs. If you had a negative experience, phrase it in a more positive way such as there were no further opportunities available to you or that you had learned all you could from the job.
Read this article by Jobs & Hire to find out how to answer the question, "Why did you leave your last job?"
Do not stop yourself from asking questions.
Being curious and asking questions will make you come off as interested in the eyes of recruiters. It is best that you write down some prepared questions in the event that your mind goes blank out of all the nerves and anxiety you are feeling during the interview.
Furthermore, asking questions will get you to know more about the firm you might possibly enter into. It's vital that you inquire about their culture, how flexible movement is within its structure, and the benefits that are offered.
These questions are not simply so that you appear confident and interested, but also so that you can make an informed decision about whether to take the job if it is offered.