Congratulations! It’s an email for an interview. But before you get into preparations here are some pointers to eschew which will help you ace in the interview and get a step closer to your dream job.
Check out the top 5 big job interview mistakes that you must avoid –
The 5th pointer is something where many of us go wrong (knowingly or unknowingly).
Arriving too early or too late can be disruptive and can irritate the hiring manager since their schedules are defined. Therefore, it is important to arrive at least 10 minutes early to get through any security and check in with reception. Arriving anywhere earlier than 15 minutes before your scheduled interview time is unwelcome.
Even though you are asked or not, you must bring multiple copies of your resume and make sure they are not folded up. In an ideal scenario, the employment manager would be ready with your resume. However, this will not be the case with every interviewer due to busy days. Therefore, it is always mandatory to carry your CV with you. This will simply be helpful for you as well as it signals that you are thoroughly prepared as well as organised.
Just imagine you are the employment manager and the aspirant who enters for an interview is having slumped shoulders, lacking an eye contact, is quite sluggish to respond to questions, and has no enthusiasm. Will you offer him the job? Your body language and face should have equal fervour and oomph to convince the hiring manager to offer the position to you.
Most interviewers offer you to ask queries. Usually, it is to stir a two-sided conversation. But you must know that it is a bit of a test. The queries you ask often reveal your thought process. It also shows that you have the enthusiasm for the job and that you are an explorer. No questions may give an impression of being unprepared, you don't care, or you aren’t much curious. In case you freeze up you can simply ask questions related to your growth in the firm or maybe something about the culture of the company.
The transitions from job to job matters more than you think. One of the biggest blunders that cost many people for the job and that too without even realising it while explaining their work history.
Your employment journey gives a clear picture of your professional attitude while indicating a pattern of quitting each of your previous roles. Remember, hiring managers are paying attention to how you describe your former employers. Most of the candidates blame the employer or a co-worker for their exit. If you are negative, it gives a perception that someday you could say the same thing about them. Clarifying why you needed to quit one bad job after another makes hiring managers question your capability.
Therefore, it is always good to explain how each job moulded you positively as a professional and sparked your desire to seek other opportunities. You must convey how each job helped you to become more advantageous to employers. You must show confidence and a true understanding of what being an employee is all about.
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