Here are the 6 most common mistakes that according to Infojobs and our own experience are made in job interviews:
6 Mistakes to Avoid in the Job Interview
1. ARRIVING LATE TO THE INTERVIEW
Never be late for the job interview. It is an aspect that recruiters penalize because it could reflect lack of punctuality in your job if they hire you. Calculate the trip well, if you have the opportunity to go a few days before and study the journey much better. Take into account also possible contingencies of the day, traffic, climatology, strikes in public transport, etc.
If possible arrive 5 minutes before the scheduled time for the interview, not 20 or 30 minutes before!
2. DO NOT INFORM ABOUT THE COMPANY
The interviewer wants to know if you really are interested in the company. It is likely that one of your questions during the interview is what you know about the company and why you are interested in this position. Do not make the mistake of getting to the uninformed interview. Investigate the company and read their latest news before going to the interview, why do we have Google?
3. FORGET YOUR CV DATES
Review your resume well before the interview and memorize the dates if you notice that you have forgotten one. The recruiter will ask you about your career and you have to be prepared to respond with agility. If you forget a date you will make a bad impression and you will create doubts in the recruiter. Our advice is to stand in front of the mirror and try to explain to yourself your memory resume. It is a good exercise, which aside from remembering dates and important data of the curriculum will help you to gain confidence.
4. TOO TALK
When you answer the questions try to be brief and concise and do not go for the branches. Just give professional answers and avoid going into unnecessary details that are not important to the job. You can not imagine how many people self-deliver in the interviews for giving information and harmful to the recruiters.
5. DO NOT LISTEN ACTIVELY
A common mistake in interviewing is not actively listening to the interviewer. Remember that the dialogue leader is the interviewer and actively listen to your words to make the most of your opportunities. If at any time we do not understand any of your questions or words, nothing happens if you ask him politely to repeat it to you.
6. TALKING ABOUT YOUR OLD CHIEF OR PARTNERS
Never talk bad about your previous boss or co-workers. The recruiter might think you are a negative person or that you may have problems with peers if the company hired you.