5 mistakes to avoid when it comes to a job interview
There are many tips on how to behave, what to say and what to do during a job interview. That’s why we came up with a short list of things you shouldn’t do if you want to get a job. These are 5 mistakes you should avoid if you don’t want to be perceived as unprofessional in eyes of a recruiter.
1. Unprofessional CV
CV is a first thing that recruiters see and they will make assumptions about you based on what they read. Take time to prepare your CV correctly and make it look professional in order to introduce yourself as good as possible.
2. Weak knowledge about a company
If you don’t know the company you are applying for, always remember to make a deep research about its services and activities. Without this basic knowledge, you will be perceived as unprepared and recruiters are going to cross out you immediately after first questions.
3. Being late
Do as much as you can to be on time. Being late shows a disrespectful approach, irritates recruiters and can influence on your job interview final result. Also, don’t be too early – always wait outside a company or in some café not to give an impression of excessive involvement.
4. Too much to say
Being talkative can be positively interpreted, but always remember to share with recruiters only information they need. Answer questions, don’t interrupt recruiters and also give them time to speak.
Don’t smoke minutes before a job interview as it will be possible for a recruiter to smell it. It may be very disturbing and it can affect recruiter's impression of you.