Interview tip 8: Things to avoid

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TIP 8: Things to avoid

This while be the last Interview Tip and we will concentrate on the things to avoid. We have a compilation of the most important ones, remember that you are selling your skills and yourself, so improve constantly your skills and knowledge, do your best to convince the interviewers that you are perfect for that job and try to stay calm and relaxed.

  1. Show up unprepared
    If you do not take a while to analyze your skills, strengths, the company, what you want, what you expect, and so on, you may find yourself on an uncomfortable situation during your interview.
  2. Being disrespectful
    Nobody will hire a disrespectful applicant, think before what you say and never be disrespectful with your interviewers, doesn't matter if you don't agree with them.
  3. Showing up late
    Take precautions to avoid being late, choose your clothing the night before, if you can, go to the location where the interview is going to be performed, that way you will know for sure the address, if some unexpected thing happens like an emergency, call ahead.
  4. Chew Gun
    Never chew gun during your interview, it can be considered as a disrespectful act, in case you are chewing gun, make sure you drop it properly before your interview begins.
  5. Criticism of past employers
    Never criticize your last employer(s), the interviewer probably will call them to be sure about your references, so avoid doing that, even if the interviewer seems to be a really comprehensive person.
  6. Lying
    Be respectful and honest with your interviewer(s), it won't be hard for them to realize if you are lying or not, and in case you get hired, it will probably be the reason for you being fired.
  7. Be desperate for the job
    Even if you are, do not let know the interviewer that you are desperate for the job, you need to show yourself as somebody who can solve problems and that can be useful for the company, not like someone who needs money.
  8. Ask no questions
    Ask during your interviews, that will show your interest for the job and the company, and also the fact that you were listening carefully to the interviewer, of course wait for the correct moment to do it, usually during the interview you will have a moment to ask.
  9. Taking the interview as a no serious thing
    All the phases of the interview are important, and you should do your best on each one of them, so avoid feeling like the job is yours if there are more phases and you are still not hired.
  10. Having no plans or goals for your career
    It is important that you have ambitions for your career, interviewers like people that is continuously improving and fighting for their goals.
  11. Getting too familiarized with the interviewer
    Remember to act friendly but not too familiarized with your interviewer during your interview, you can be a really outgoing person but that doesn't mean everyone else is too.
  12. Texting or talking by cell phone
    Remember to not text, call or answer phone calls during your interview, the best thing to do is turn off your mobile. Between the 25 things to avoid in an interview, maybe this is the most common mistake that many people do.

Kadanz hopes that the Interview Tips will help you with your job interview. Know that our door is open so come in if we can be of assistance. Have a wonderful day!


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