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Do You Make These Mistakes On Your Job Interviews?
Let's start off with the most common mistake applicants make on job interviews.
According to 36% of recruiters who completed a survey by Korn/Ferry International, one of the largest recruiting companies in the world, the most common mistake is: Talking too much.
The second most common mistake in the poll was lack of knowledge about the company or position (22%).
The lesson: make your point, then leave it at that and wait for the interviewer to speak.
In an informal survey of hiring managers about mistakes people make during an interview, lack of eye contact turned out to be one of the biggest ones. It seems like a simple thing, but many people just seem to forget it or don't pay attention to it.
To the interviewer, lack of eye contact can signal a number of negative things: You're not telling the truth. Or you're being evasive. Or you're hiding something. I'm not advocating that you stare at the interviewer. Just maintain steady, engaged, eye contact when you or the interviewer are speaking.
- Poor body language
- Not researching the company
- Not having your papers and documentation ready
- Inappropriate dress
In the technology industry, the dress code may be more casual than in other iindustries, but it can also vary with the position. Sales may still be buttoned down. While being in IT may more casual. In creative type jobs a more casual dress is expected, but don't overdo it. Know your industry and what is appropriate.
- Asking questions at the wrong time
These are just some of the mistakes many people make during interviews. Avoid them and you increase your chances for the job offer.
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