Three Interview Mistakes to Avoid
On his blog, Joe-recruiter.com, sales professional and career coach Joe Arrigo publishes advice for job seekers. As the founder of Advisr Enterprises, Joe Arrigo also specializes in resume analysis and interview skills coaching.
Companies conduct interviews to get a sense of candidates personalities and how they may fit into the workplace culture. Job seekers should take care not make the following mistakes during the interview process:
Interviews should be focused on a candidate’s experience and how it can benefit the company. If a candidate badmouths past colleagues or companies, it can leave a negative first impression. Interviewers may also worry that the candidate will bring a bad attitude to the job site.
Nearly every position requires organizational and time management skills. Candidates who display behaviors that can indicate a lack of preparation, such as showing up late or asking basic questions about the role or company, may inadvertently signal that they are unfit for the job.
Lack of Confidence
Smiling, maintaining appropriate eye contact, and providing sufficient answers demonstrate a candidate is confident in their abilities. On the other hand, showing signs of discomforts, such as shifting or looking down, can suggest a candidate feels intimidated or unsure.
Experienced sales manager Joe Arrigo started his career coaching practice, Advisr Enterprises, in 2018. Joe Arrigo helps clients identify their ideal careers based on the Myers-Briggs Types Indicator personality assessment.
Myers-Briggs defines introversion as a preference for examining abstract concepts, such as internal feelings, over physical and social topics. Introverts may feel worn down when placed in over-stimulating work environments or required to interact with high volumes of people. In order to succeed in business, which is often dominated by extroverts, introverts must play to their strengths and design suitable work schedules and environments.
For example, because of their preference for solitude, introverts are often able to work well independently. This makes them ideal as consultants or in other roles that require self-direction. Introverts working in open office environments should seek out private offices to find a quiet place to complete their tasks. Since clear communication is key for securing clients and reporting progress, introverts can minimize anxiety by frequently practicing upcoming presentations and having a prepared elevator pitch for impromptu interactions.
Joe Arrigo spent many years of experience in sales before becoming a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner who assists individuals and groups with career counseling and conflict resolution. Long before his career in consulting, Joe Arrigo attended Cal State University Long Beach (CSULB) where he earned a bachelor’s degree.
In 2020, CSLUB was recognized by different organizations in a few areas. CSULB is nestled in one of the city’s established neighborhoods, and since its inception, has had a mission to positively impact student lives through great educational experiences and top-notch teaching and research.
According to a release published in December, an educational think tank and advocacy group, Education Reform Now has ranked CSULB number one for social mobility. The organization assessed 614 institutions that had higher graduation rates and students who were more likely to pay their student debt when ranking CSULB as the top school.
Other notable commendations include one from Money.com and one from CollegeNET. The website positioned CSULB in the top one percent of academic institutions nationwide and ranked it number four in terms of awarding degrees to Hispanic students. CollegeNET also ranked the program number five (which was up two from last year) in the Social Mobility Index.
California resident Joe Arrigo is a Myers-Brigg Type Indicator consultant who offers small group workshops and executive coaching to improve organizational development and team communication in organizations. Of his many activities in this role, Joe Arrigo is also passionate about helping others with their job searches.
In 2020, the job market transitioned from professionals in brick-and-mortar offices to the remote work platform, which has affected how prospective hires look for work. This year met the economy and business with a number of challenges many of them related to COVID-19 and the ensuing pandemic.
However, on the job front, the pandemic forced many organizations to adopt a remote platform because stay-at-home-orders mandated everyone work from home. Some experts expect that this remote work platform will change work with at least 16 percent of American workers expected to work remotely long after the pandemic has passed.
For job hunters, this might require being flexible in the hunt for work. While remote work was always a part of the landscape, these types of positions are increasingly becoming available with industries such as real estate and rentals, scientific and technical services, administrative support, and arts, entertainment, and recreation seeing more productivity and taking advantage of the platform.
Moreover, the remote platform has made it possible to work for an organization that is halfway around the world. Those seeking employment should consider looking at organizations and industries outside of the region that benefits from their talent.
Outside of his varied professional pursuits, Joe Arrigo enjoys reading and weightlifting, working out four times per week. He also reads upward of 50 books per year and enjoys ping pong, darts, and partaking in political discussion.