Interviewing Mistakes You Should Avoid

Talking about your past job experiences can be challenging, especially if they weren’t all roses and unicorns.  If you’re not careful, it can be easy to answer questions the wrong way and make an unfavorable impression. To keep this from happening, be sure to keep these tips in mind:

If you and your former boss did not see eye to eye, don’t go into too much detail about it. Going on and on about how a former boss treated you poorly won’t bode well. Instead, talk about what you learned from the challenge.

If you are asked why you want to work for this company, be sure to know your “why”. Doing your research on the leadership and company as a whole will ahead of time will put you ahead of the competition.

Practice your pitch. Being long-winded is in the top three reasons why people didn’t get the job. Almost every employer will ask you to tell them about yourself. Be clear, concise and be prepared to go through your history in less than three minutes from start to finish.

Always send a  thank you. This is really an area where you set yourself apart. Make sure you send a short and sweet thank you to the interviewer for taking the time to chat with you.

Follow these tips, smile and be confident and you’ll be sure to be at your best. To learn more about how to crush your interview you can request our 7 Tips for the Interview by emailing info@truetalentgroup.com.