There are a lot of subtle and small ways you can ruin your job interview chances. Here are some examples of what to avoid.
Bad Interview Experiences:
Religion plays no part in the workplace, unless of course, the job you’re applying happens to be for a religious organization. Avoid the subject period.
Sometimes you might click with the interviewer so well that you feel like they’re like a friend. This could be a good sign until you share too much personal information. Only share what’s relevant to the job you’re applying for.
Answering Your Cell Phone
Your cell phone should be off at all times. If you forget and it does ring, fumbling to turn it off isn’t ideal, and ignoring it until it rings out is just awkward.
Telling Them About Your Real Self
When asked questions about yourself, your answers should only be about your professional history. Information such as you are single and have 3 cats is not part of the job interview. Remember to only share information that’s relevant to the role.
Asking About Perks and Vacations
Wait until you are offered the job before you ask about perks and vacation time.
Take Away Interview Tips:
- Job interviews are hard and competitive. Don’t make them any harder by ruining your chances from the beginning and failing to prepare.
- In reality, job interviews are not that hard when you prepare. This is why we live by our tag line “Preparation Gets You Hired”.