Interviews, they are nerve wrecking. Even the most confident candidate will become nervous and panicked. It comes to no surprise that anxiety can be the number one cause of making silly mistakes in an interview.
If you are prepared, have researched the company and prepared some responses. These techniques can help ease your nerves.
From clammy hands to speechlessness, to needless chatter, don’t let nerves get the better of you! Be positive! You are so worth it!
49% of hiring managers cited speaking negatively about a co-worker to be one of the top mistakes in an interview. People don’t like negativity. So, don’t use it the first time you meet someone. They want to hire someone who has a positive attitude.
Don’t talk smack, and whatever you do, don’t tell your interviewer that you hated your job. Say what you have learnt from your experiences. Come from an angle of gratitude. Say what you have learnt from your past job. Say you are now moving on as you are ready to grow.
Leading the interview
Remember that the interviewer called you in. Not the other way around. Don’t start asking personal question or change subject. You are there to talk about the position & the company. While it’s great to be warm and approachable, 17% of hiring managers state that asking personal questions during an interview is going to count against you.
Have questions to ask them, but only at the end. Remember they are in the driving seat. Listen to what they have to say.
Unfortunately, many candidates will feel the need to lie in order to win the interviewers’ affections. Be as honest as you can! They will know instantly if you are lying and will catch you out. If you secure the role, you will be in the awkward position when