What To Avoid Doing or Saying During Your Interview


What to avoid doing or saying during your interview - Richmond Hazleton Group - job interview, interview tips, job seekers -You have made it passed the resume readers! Your cover letter and resume have caught the attention of HR and you have just received a call to come into the interview!

Preparing for your upcoming interview can be nerve-wracking.

In the past, we have talked about what you should do to ace your interview, so in this blog we will give you a few top tips on what to AVOID doing:

  • Being apathetic
    • Showing up late
    • Dressing improperly
    • Poor hygiene
  • Using poor manners
    • Interrupting
    • Chewing gum
    • Taking the lead role away from the interviewers
    • Sharing too much information
      • When your interviewer says “Please tell us about yourself” – this is not the time to share your life story
    • Projecting negative body language
      • Crossing your arms
      • Leaning back and slouching or slumping in your chair
    • Badmouthing your previous employer
  • Coming unprepared
    • Researching the first page of a google search is not enough
      •  Learn about the company’s mission, values and other interesting facts
    • Not having questions to ask prior to the interview concluding
  • Not asking for their contact information
    • Build a rapport first, then at the end politely ask for their contact information
    • Not sending a thank you note or email
      • Always send a thank you note
        • Bring up some relevant points
        • Send within 3 hours of the interview ending

It’s vital to make a good and lasting impression and knowing what to avoid can help you rise above the competition and stay fresh in the mind of your interviewer!

Let our team help you ace your next interview. Our years of experience can help you stand out amongst the other applicants.

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Our years of experience can help you stay several steps ahead of the competition during your job searching process!

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