Job interviews are tough business. It’s all about showing why you’re right for the position— that you have a great personality, a solid skill set, and that you would be a great addition to the team. To avoid blowing your chance at landing a new gig, there are some phrases you should never say during an interview.
Being prepared for a job interview is key to success. That’s why it is important to practice answering difficult interview questions, like, “Why are you leaving your current job?” This is a typical question asked during interviews, so preparing beforehand will ensure a proper, professional answer, even if you have already moved on.
We all know, to be a successful candidate in an interview you need to be prepared. And being prepared includes having a list of questions that show your interest in the company. But, there are some red flag questions that interviewees should avoid asking at the risk of blowing it all.
Even for the best of us, interviews can be nerve racking. But we all have to do them and they happen to be the best way for you to gain insight into a company culture and the open position. So what do you do? Prepare.
Do Your Homework
Find out as much as you can about the company from your recruiter, news articles, press releases, annual reports, friends, LinkedIn and other social networks.
Make sure you thoroughly understand the position and how you can contribute by:
- Reviewing your work history, including dates, responsibilities and accomplishments.
- Identifying your strengths and areas of expertise, as well as any areas of opportunity.
- Thinking back to challenges that you had to overcome.
- Writing out specific examples of achievement so that you are ready to present them. Continue reading