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3 interview blunders you want to avoid

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Phil Snowball General, Jobseekers

​Job interviews can be nerve-wracking, and it's easy to make mistakes that could hurt your chances of getting the job. In this blog post, we'll discuss three common interview blunders you'll want to avoid.

  1. Not being prepared One of the biggest interview blunders you can make is not being prepared. This includes not researching the company, not practicing your answers to common interview questions, and not knowing what to expect from the interview process. If you're not prepared, you're likely to come across as uninterested or unprepared, and the interviewer may not take you seriously.

To avoid this blunder, do your research ahead of time. Visit the company's website, read their mission statement, and familiarise yourself with their products or services. Look up common interview questions and practice your answers. Finally, make sure you know what to expect from the interview process, including the format and length of the interview.

  1. Talking too much or too little Another common interview blunder is talking too much or too little. If you talk too much, you may come across as rambling or self-absorbed, while talking too little may make you seem uninterested or unengaged.

To avoid this blunder, practice your answers ahead of time, and make sure you're answering the question that was asked. Keep your answers concise and to the point, and avoid going off on tangents. If you're not sure what to say, ask for clarification or take a moment to gather your thoughts.

  1. Badmouthing previous employers Finally, badmouthing previous employers is a major interview blunder that can seriously hurt your chances of getting the job. Even if you had a bad experience with a previous employer, badmouthing them in an interview makes you seem negative and unprofessional.

To avoid this blunder, focus on the positive aspects of your previous jobs, even if they weren't perfect. If you had a negative experience, focus on what you learned from the experience and how it has made you a better employee. Avoid blaming others or speaking negatively about anyone, and keep the focus on yourself and your own experience.

In conclusion, avoiding these three interview blunders will go a long way towards helping you make a good impression on the interviewer and increasing your chances of getting the job. By preparing thoroughly, speaking concisely and professionally, and focusing on the positive, you can ace your next job interview.

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