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Top 3 Mistakes People Make During An Interview

CareersandCareers 25 November, 2019

Once you've made it as far as the interview, you might be tempted to think you can just relax because you've got this job. This is not the case. Although you should not be overly nervous, you also should not relax to the point that you think the process is over.

The interview is just another important step on your way to your ideal job. You should take this step just as seriously, if not more seriously, as you took writing your resume. Despite how important this step is, there are still people who make big mistakes at this point. Here are 3 of the top mistakes that hiring managers see during the interview process. 

Arriving Late

Although this seems like a no-brainer, many people still make this simple mistake. It is imperative to be on time. That means not too early, not too late. The best bet is to arrive early, and wait in your car. This way you know you will be there on time, but you will not appear to be too early. Arriving too early is also not ideal. 

Being Unprepared

Being unprepared means that you did not bring a copy of your resume, you did not prepare any questions for the hiring manager, and/or you did not do any research on the company. If you are applying to many places at once, it is very important that you keep them organized somehow. You do not want to seem clueless as to which company you are even interviewing with that day. Be prepared. 

Asking the Wrong Questions or Asking No Questions

You need to ask questions. Those questions need to be appropriate to the job. Do not ask personal questions of the interviewer. Keep your questions on the topic of your position and what you can expect from your position. 

The interview is one of the most important steps in your hiring process. Take this step seriously and avoid these common mistakes.