Five Interview Mistakes to Avoid
Interviewing for a job is a pretty intimidating thought to many people. It means selling yourself as the best individual for the opportunity. It could sometimes mean hours or possibly even days of preparation. Knowing what mistakes to avoid is generally a great place to start. There is an informative paragraph from the book by Dan Miller, 48 Days to the Work You Love, where he refers to the 5 fatal interviewing flaws. They are listed below. He expands on each of these in his writing.
- Lack of enthusiasm
- What’s in it for me?
- Unclear job goals
- Poor personal appearance
- Not selling yourself
These mistakes seem pretty obvious to most, but it can never hurt to revisit the basics. Also, a piece of advice from my personal experience – I’ve found that practice is the best preparation. After you’ve done your homework on the potential employer, practice by rehearsing an actual interview with someone. You can find helpful interview practice questions on the Internet. Best of luck!
- Renee Brannan
Renee Brannan is Director of Sales and Marketing for HIT Perm Jobs, and can be reached at email@example.com.