3 Interview Mistakes to Avoid
When you are looking to re-enter the job market or change industries, you will come across dozens of companies looking for the right candidate. The search seems endless, and you are stuck in a rut of not hearing back after the first interview.
Many people have the qualifications and personality for the jobs they interview for, but there are many mistakes people make that help a manager decide to call you back or let you keep looking. These are three of the most common interviewing mistakes.
#1 - Not Researching the Company
Throughout the interviewing process, you may meet with a few different managers. Before you receive a final interview, be sure to check out the company you are applying to. Having the World Wide Web at your fingertips 24/7 thanks to mobile hot spots, you have no excuse to not read about a company’s history, management team, location and services they provide. Chances are, your first interview will be your last if you don’t do your homework.
#2 - No “Thank You” Follow Up
Managers love to hear back from people after conducting an interview with them, especially if they appear to blend in well with the company. Reaching out a day or two after the interview is becoming the standard in this day in age, and also a good bet for a follow up interview. Expressing your gratitude for management to reach out to you and consider you for a position also encourages a company that you want to work for them.
#3 - Lack of Enthusiasm
If you are in an interview and do not express positive, excited emotions about the possibility of a new job, chances are you will not hear back for a follow-up interview. Showing your passion for your field or excitement to work with new people goes a long way to an interviewer. If you appear genuinely enthusiastic about a job, an interviewer’s perception of you will increase.
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Author: Karen Boehm
Equilibrium IT Solutions, Inc.