6 Things you should not do in an Interview
Job interviews can be quite stressful and may create a lot of anxiety. Nothing really matches the disappointment of wanting a job and being rejected, especially if you have been on the hunt for quite a while. In this article, we will discuss potential ways how you can blow up an interview and land yourself in the rejected list. The easiest and fastest way to do this is by getting on the interviewer’s nerves.
So how can you do this?
Know nothing about the company
Going for a job that you have applied for with a company you know nothing about spells that you are not interested and do not deserve the role. Simply visit the website of the company and get an idea of what it does and the products and services it sells. If you are unprepared, the interview could end really quick.
Whilst people do indeed work for the money, you should be very careful not to discuss this in the early stages of the interview. This will make you appear as if you are solely interested in the money with no keenness to see how you can contribute to the organisation.
Being late for an interview will definitely hurt your chances. It shows that you are not able to manage time and plan accordingly unless of course, something unexpected happens. On the other hand, being too early also does not reflect well, as it may show that you are too desperate or do not have a busy schedule.
Forget your CV or portfolio
Fail to plan. Plan to fail. If you do not take the basic things with you for the interview, forget about landing the job. You will need copies of your CV, covering letter and portfolio to show that you are prepared and can anticipate the needs of your potential employers. If you were not able to anticipate that they will need your CV during the interview, how can you ensure that you meet their expectations when the hard tasks come in?
Speak ill of a previous employer
Diplomacy is an important trait. Just because you may have not ended a working relationship well with a previous employer does not mean that you should bad mouth. Prospective employers will believe that you would adopt the same approach once you leave them for somewhere better.
If you have no questions, this could indicate a lack of interest in the job. It would make sense to have some questions prepared for when the interview ends.
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