BuzzFeed as compiled a bunch of information about job interviews from Reddit to compile a list of things that may be keeping you from getting hired. Here they are:
- Googling your interview answers.It's a dead giveaway when after every question there's 10 seconds of umming, and then you give a textbook answer.
- Dismissing the person talking to you for a power play.You shouldn’t ignore the person who asked the question and only talk to the person they think has the most power in the room.
- Showing up late and not owning up to it.Turn a negative into a positive and show you have accountability. Not addressing it shows you don't have respect for me and my time.
- Talking bad about your past employers.Name-calling your past employer is a bad look.
- Admitting your true intentions for a role to the hiring manager.Never tell your potential employer you just want to sit on your butt all day and do nothing.
- Not utilizing your resources.Reach out to a lower-level employee and learn from them and get tips.
- Lying on your resumé.If you put it on your resumé, they are going to ask you about it.
- Not checking your spelling.Check your grammar and punctuation over and over. Correspondence via emails should be professional too.
- Treating people badly.So many applications are thrown out of the stack without ever being considered because the applicant doesn’t think anyone matters but the person making the final decision.
- Acting better than the person hiring you.You need to show that you're someone whose opinion they should trust.
- Saying what you are not, even if that’s a requirement of the job.In 2019, leading with, “I’m not a big computer or email person,” is not a good look.
- Embellishing your resumé with nonsense.A little embellishment is expected to make yourself look good, and most people can read between the lines, but don’t go overboard.
- Having bad phone etiquette.Don’t blow off an interview or answer your phone by saying, “Who is this? What do you want?”
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