Common Mistakes on a Job interview

You can be a cool professional, have a long experience and simply want to work at this position. But in the job interview, you’ll have to work a lot to be noticed and to drag the interviewer attention the way he would like to communicate to you once again. An interview is about presenting yourself, emphasizing your good qualities and hiding the bad ones.
There’s no exact recipe of success at the interview. But there are several main mistakes the job seekers often made, and if you avoid them, it will make the half of your success. So, if you want to get a dream job, read this list of common interview mistakes - and never act this way.
1.    Not appropriate outfit. There’s no standard dress code for the interviewees. But of course it’s a disaster if you go to the interview wearing shorts or beach shirt. It will be a good idea to know about company’s corporate culture and dress accordingly, so the interviewer will see in you someone who is acknowledged with the company culture.
2.    Don’t know anything about the company. If you are convincing the HR manager that you want so badly to work for them, and when he asks about company history and you can’t say a single word, it’s quite an awkward situation. Do a little research the night before, it will take about half of a hour and provide you with a lot of useful information you’ll easily operate during the interview.
3.    Have nothing to ask. When the interviewer tells you to ask his questions and you have nothing to ask, it doesn’t add you points in his eyes. It shows that you are either too shy, or again unprepared. Both are not the best recommendations for making you responsible for something.
4.    Being late. It’s not only impolite, but also says that you cannot organize your time properly. Who wants to deal with such person? To prevent that, leave home 20 minutes earlier to have a time reserve in case of traffic jam or any other ocassion.
5.    Talk too much or, in contrary, answer in 2 or 3 words. Both cases make the communication process quite unpleasant. While the ability to communicate is considered one of the main skills at the workplace. Find the golden middle - talk to the point and answer the questions fully.
6.    Lying. Really, it’s the worst thing you can do during the interview. In most cases, any lie is checked easily, and noone wants to work with the person who has the reputation of a liar. If you feel uncomfortable answering some questions which may arise, think beforehand what you can answer.
7.    Asking about the salary straightaway. Though the money you earn is probably one of the main factors, the recruiters know that if the job itself is not motivating you, you won’t be trying so hard in doing your best. The better thing is to show that you’re interested in a position itself, not only in money.

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