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5 Interview Mistakes to Avoid

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Interview Mistakes to Avoid When you’re on the career path, it is best not to commit amateur mistakes, especially if you want to get employed quickly.

If you’re reading this article, you’re either up for an interview or you’ve just started looking for a new job. This article will help you avoid committing a rookie error during the interview.

Here are five interview mistakes to avoid once you’re at the interview stage:

Having too much or too little confidence. When thrown a curveball, it can be easy to freak out and get anxious. To avoid this, always be alert for surprises and stay sharp during the interview. Show just the right amount of confidence by establishing eye contact.

On the other side, don’t appear too overconfident. You don’t want to come across as arrogant.

Standing out for your unique viewpoints. While it is a cliché to just be yourself during the interview, research suggests that also demonstrating certain similarities to other candidates that are interviewing can take you further.

With handshakes, make sure the handshake is firm but not to the point that you’re crushing the employer’s hand. Look him or her in the eye, sit up straight and place your arms and hands in a comfortable position during the interview.

You, you and you. Jobseekers should realize that it’s not all about them. Your goal is to help the company solve their business problems by showcasing your skills and background. Convincing them that you’re a good fit for the job is your aim, not learning about benefit packages. (Save those types of questions for the offer phase.)Do not cloud your thoughts with things that are important only to you.

Not knowing enough about them. Make sure you do your research on the company before the interview. Since you will be in the hot seat, be prepared.

You can look the company up through different social media sites including LinkedIn. Don’t forget to check the organization’s website for more vital information.

Failing to ask questions. It is best to prepare some questions beforehand to avoid cold-sweat moments in your conversation. Ask intelligent questions that cannot be answered simply by reading the website. You may want to ask questions about the company’s unique viewpoint, culture, success and other factors.

Simply follow the tips listed above and your interview will go smoothly.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 40,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.