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:

Tip One: 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.

Tip Two: If you are asked why you want to work for this company, be sure to know your “why.” Do your research on the leadership and the company ahead of time and include specifics in your answer in order to put yourself ahead of the competition.

Tip Three: Practice your pitch. One of the top three reasons why someone doesn’t get the job is being long-winded. Almost every employer will ask you to tell them about yourself. Be clear, concise and prepared to go through your history in less than three minutes from start to finish. Remember to highlight your marketing or creative background and the skills you bring to the table, but also show a bit of your personality.

Tip Four: Always send a thank you. This is really an area where you can 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 next creative, digital, or marketing interview you can request our 7 Tips for the Interview by emailing