Well done, you’ve secured a job interview! Here’s four interview mistakes that we hope you’ve never made (and never should!)
1. Not getting enough sleep – one of the biggest interview mistakes in ‘the book’! This is going to paramount if you want to succeed at your interview! You’ll be able to focus more, understand and answer the questions with ease and just have a much more positive interviewing experience. Check out this great article from Dreams (yes, the bed company) on why sleep is so important before a job interview. It covers why sleep should be your main priority the night before; how to wind down and that you should even take part in some form of exercise on the day!
2. Not preparing yourself – research the company, try the companies product (if possible), take part in some practice question and answer sessions online OR with someone else, be it a family member, friend, or neighbor – just not the dog!
3. Not providing examples – So you’ve told the employer that “I’m self-motivated”, “have excellent organisation and communication skills” and “am able to work well within a team”, but can you actually back that up with hard evidence? Every time you make one of the examples, immediately provide some sort of evidence / story to go with them.
4. Poor body language – this is another incredibly important point that can determine a good interview from a bad one! Give a good firm handshake (not crushing), sit up straight, smile, keep good eye contact with whoever is speaking and keep your hands on the table / desk (folded / crossed together) and not under on your knees!
Well, that’s it, thanks for reading! We’ll have more articles like this one for you very soon; there’s plenty of other interview mistakes that we’ll be covering!