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.
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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.