7 Common Mistakes Made During A Job Interview

It is alright to be a little nervous about an upcoming interview. There are a few things you must never do during a job interview. Though you might have the best experience, excellent skills, you might end not getting the job.

It is easy to make mistakes at a job interview. You might have stumbled upon a few things without realising.

So are you worried about the things you shouldn't be doing at a job interview. The following are 7 errors or mistakes that a candidates for employment should never commit.


Read through and don't let these blunders steal your dream job:

1. Attending An Interview Without Preparation

  • Basic knowledge about your filed of study is your trump card. Play it accordingly.
  • Do proper research about the firm.
  • Lack of research and awareness is a negative mark.
  • Being prepared about your basics, and it is one step in the company for you.

2. Time Sense - Arriving early or late

  • Arriving either late or too early for the interview shows your poor time management skills and is also considered disrespectful.
  • Arriving late is really bad on your part and makes a very bad impression.
  • Arriving a little early gives you some cushion time, but arriving too early can be uncomfortable to the employer.

It also shows you eagerness and desperation for the job.

3. Inappropriate Dressing Sense

  • The way you dress for an interview speaks volumes about your personality.
  • Sloppy or careless dressing shows that you are not serious about the interview.
  • Presenting yourself is a major criteria and you will be judged for it.
  • Dressing too gaudy or over-bright is also a complete NO for an interview.
  • Professional and neat clothing will boost your confidence and will leave a positive remark in front of the employer.

4. Negative Talking About Your Previous Employers

  • Badmouthing your previous employers will make you look pretentious which will add up to your negatives.
  • No employer will not want to hire you if you think it's better than where you were.
  • Employers always look for someone who is excited for the new opportunities.

7 Common Mistakes Made During A Job Interview

5. Checking Your Phone and Time During the Interview

  • Checking your phone or time is a rude behaviour and is also disruptive.
  • This behaviour gives an impression that you are not serious about the position and that you are distracted.
  • Checking the time during a talk will annoy anyone and definitely will annoy the interviewee.

6. Getting Distracted and Not Paying Attention

  • Getting distracted and not paying attention during an interview is another big NO!
  • Missing a question and zoning out shows that are you are not focused and directly relates to the focus you might have during work.
  • Be alert, poised, calm and well prepared for your interview.

7. Talking Too Much During the Interview

  • Talking too much and over the interviewee is a obvious negative impact.
  • Too much words will lead you to the exit of the company.
  • Always keep your answers to-the-point and focused.

Though you have all the potentiality and the skills some mistakes as the above can cost you your job. Make a point to avoid all the above mistakes at a job interview.

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