Finding a job can take up a vigorous amount of energy and time. Half the battle of landing a new job is getting your resume into the right hands, then the rest is up to the skills you present in your interview. Make sure to avoid these common mistakes to ensure you won’t lose that opportunity in a matter of seconds.
The Social Stinger
Be aware of the content you are putting on your social media. Since access to personal information is nothing more than a click away, it’s important to either switch your social settings or filter your content. You don’t want the lingering possibility of being written off for “lack of professional behavior” in a professional setting.
The Lackadaisical Jumbler
Don’t be lazy. A lack of preparation could greatly affect your hiring process. It’s typically easy to get a grasp of what type of interview questions are asked during a meeting with a hiring manager. Do your part and rehearse a few different answers to questions that may be asked. If you need a few ideas, check out our article on how to answer common interview questions.
The Monotonous Mumbler
Whether if it’s a quick meeting or a prescreening phone call, make sure to stay upbeat and attentive to what is said. Your enthusiasm can be the deciding factor that separates you from being hired or passed on. Often, the lack of excitement in your tone can be perceived as disinterest or that you could be potentially unfit as an addition to their team.
The Discombobulated Candidate
We cannot stress this enough. Do your research. Since information is so easily obtained, it’s very common for companies to ask why you would like to work specifically at their company. Not only does the research allow you to fortify your interests to the interviewing manager but will help you determine if this company is suitable for your interests and goals.