7 Career Destroying Mistakes You’re Making in Your Job Interview

Interviewing for most jobs isn’t hard. But when the pressure is on, we make things more complicated than they need to be. This is especially true with job interviews.

Remember, the hiring manager has done interviewers too. They understand and respect the position you are in. Nobody is expecting perfection. After all, we are all human.

However, there are mistakes that so many job candidates make that, if avoided, will instantly put you ahead of your competition.

Walk into the interview with a smile on your face. Make eye contact whenever you can and deliver strong and direct answers. This will make a good impression on your interviewers from the beginning, drastically increasing your chances of getting hired.

Mistake #1: You Lack Confidence

A full suit isn’t always necessary, but it’s easy to pick out job candidates who didn’t bother dressing up at all. It is disrespectful to come to an interview in jeans and a t-shirt.

Mistake #2: You Didn’t Dress Well

A common question that hiring managers will ask during interviews is, “What are your biggest weaknesses?” But here’s a secret about this question: Your interviewers likely don’t care what your weaknesses are. They’re asking this question to determine your honesty.

Mistake #3: You Lie About Your Weaknesses

Everything on your resume is fair game for questions during the interview. If you put a skill on your resume, be prepared to answer questions about it.

Mistake #4: You Lied on Your Resume

Nothing interrupts an interview quite like a ringing cell phone (or any other type of notification). Even if you don’t answer the phone during the interview (which you should never do), the damage has already been done.

Mistake #5: You Forgot to Silence Your Phone

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