The primary goal in an interview is to get across to the hiring manager why you, above all the other candidates – are the right person for the job. That you have the right set of skills, that you are ambitious, and you have the drive to make things happen in your new role.
“So, tell me what you do around here.”
Before attending your interview, it is imperative that you research your company. You never want to walk into an interview knowing nothing about the position or company. You want to show them that you are excited and that you have done your homework.
“Ugh, my last company.”
No matter how bad your experience was in your last company, you never want to badmouth a former employer in an interview. Keep your tone neutral and positive, just focusing on the experience you gained in your previous jobs.
“I am nervous.”
It is normal to be nervous. If you are nervous than you have ever been, no company wants to hire someone who lacks confidence. In this case, you should fake it until you make it.
“I’ll do whatever.”
I’ll do anything, and I don’t care what jobs you have available, that’s a big red flag. Most company’s only hire people who are incredibly passionate about the role they’re taking on. Therefore, be ready to explain what you’re looking for and passionate about.
“I know I don’t have much experience, but…”
This is an easy mistake to make if you are a recent graduate or a career changer. When you apologize for the experience you don’t have; you are essentially saying that you not a great hire for the company. Don’t draw attention to your weaknesses, stay positive, focus on your strengths.
“It’s on my resume.”
If your hiring manager asks you a particular job or experience, they want you to tell them more about it. Therefore, don’t ever say that it is on my resume. During an interview, the interviewer will be evaluating your communication and social skills.
Even the most prepared interview candidates might make this mistake. When you are delivering an answer doesn’t end with, “so yeah.” That creates an awkward pause. Try to wrap up your response perfectly. For example, like this, “As I said before, working on teams helps me be more productive and creative. While we’re on the topic, can you tell me a bit more about how the team operates here?”
“What the hell.”
During your interview, you should always keep it professional and be respectful. Your hiring manager might drop a few S- or F-bombs, you are better off keeping your language PG.
“Um, I don’t know.”
Saying “I don’t know” is rarely the right approach. Before answering a question that you might not know, stop and think before you answer it. Repeat the question thoroughly before answering.
“Nope – no question.”
When you don’t have a question for the interviewer says that you are not interested at all. While preparing for your interview, have some thoughtful questions prepared. At least have a couple of questions to ask your interviewer.
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