Job Interviews can be intimidating and that is why it is important to be prepared. Here are 5 Interview mishaps that you should avoid during an interview.
Failure to Prepare
Just like you do with an exam, it is important to study up on the company before your interview. You need to be ready to talk about your skills and prove to the employer that you are a good fit for the company. You do not need to memorize everything about the company but make sure you know enough about the company’s most recent events to show your interest.
Wearing the Incorrect Attire
We may be taught to not judge a book by its cover, but the hiring manager still tends to do so. Dress to impress at your next interview, proving that you are put together and care about the impressions you make. Dressing up has been proven to boost your confidence as well so make sure you are comfortable and confident in your appearance.
Don’t Be Late
Arriving late to an important date is never a good look so make sure you are on time for your interview. It is recommended to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled interview time. Being early shows that you are self-reliable, organized, and eager to be there. It also allows you to take some time to compose yourself and prepare for the impending conversation. Even if your interview is virtual, the same rules apply. Prior to your virtual interview, double-check that everything is working and test out your microphone and camera.
Badmouthing Past Employers
Even though you may have hated your former boss, an interview is not the time or place to share that information. Bad mouthing your current or previous employers will set a negative tone and have your interviewer wonder if you will talk about them and their company in the same way.
During an interview, you are encouraged to be yourself, so lying about your past accomplishments is never a good idea. The truth will eventually come out, and when it does you will immediately be disqualified from the job and all future opportunities with the company.
Avoiding these 5 mishaps is a crucial part of having a successful interview. InterSolutions has various positions open in the multi-family staffing industry and looks forward to having a successful interview with you!
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