5 Mistakes You're Probably Making During An Interview

Suruchi Patwary , 28 Aug 2019

Prepping for an interview but confused about what things to avoid while you’re at it? Fret not! We’ve curated a list of 5 mistakes most people make during a job interview and why they should be avoided. Scroll down to read about them and check if you’ve been making these mistakes too. Remember, it’s never too late to learn the right ways.

1. Lie

Some lie out of over-confidence, some lie out of nervousness. But it’s the biggest red flag, TBH! If your lie gets caught, then your chance of getting that job is defo cancelled. And if you think its a lie they’re never going to find out about, it can still land you in trouble. Because when you’re lying, it’ll be difficult for you to talk in-depth about the topic and there’s a high possibility of you slipping up.

2. Diss Your Old Job

You might have had a horrible experience at your last job but the interviewer doesn’t need to know that. If you keep on ranting about your last job and manager, it will only spark negatives vibes from you. Also, it looks unprofessional.

3. Discuss Your Personal Problems

We all come from different walks of life and might have a lot going on. But bringing it to your interview is something you should really avoid. Even though you’re being honest about your personal problems, it could come off as a cry for sympathy. If you’re qualified, have the potential for success and fit the part then you’ll be hired anyway. Anything other than this is secondary and discussing your private issues will add no value to the interview.

4. Getting Too Relaxed

The times have changed and a lot of interviews nowadays are pretty chill and not so formal. Your interviewer might also treat you like an old friend, but you need to remind yourself, they’re not! If you’re getting too comfortable or relaxed, chances are you might do something that might come off as unprofessional. And that’s not a good sign. Your interviewer is not going to judge how the interview went solely on how likeable you are, right?

5. Be Unprepared

Going unprepared for your interview is an obvious no-no but a lot of us still do it. If you wanna get through then you need to research the company thoroughly. Once you have a good amount of information, you’ll find it easier to mould your answers in a way that it fits the type of candidate they’re looking for. Also, it leaves a good impression on your hiring manager, showing that you’ve done your homework and value the opportunity.

So the next time you’re prepping up for an interview, make sure to remember these don’ts. If you think there are more points like this, then help your fellow people out by commenting below with them.

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