The job market has become more and more competitive than ever before for job seekers. Getting to an interview is, without doubt, a significant milestone to landing your dream job. An invitation for an interview gives you the opportunity to defend yourself before the hiring manager on why you are the right person for the job regarding skills, personality, and professionality. Wouldn’t ruining your prospects with an ill-fated response once in the front of your potential employers be the worst nightmare ever? It is, therefore, equally important to observe caution while making responses, to avoid compromising the opportunity presented to you by the hiring manager.
Thinking before making any response is also good to avoid making comments that may offend the panel to the point of denying you the job. Here are some of the would-be job interview killers that ought to be avoided during interviews.
Making Complaints about your last Company
During a job interview, you should always maintain your tone between neutral and positive. However bad your previous job was, complaining about it would only reflect badly on you. You may be saying the truth but complaints would only deem you a complainer and a person who no one would wish to work with. The best practice in a job interview is to talk about the challenges you experienced but only focus on the positive results you eventually achieved.
Asking the interviewer what their company does
The rule number one before any interview is to do a research on the hiring company. It would be deemed a great mistake asking the hiring manager what their company specializes in. By doing so, you show the panel that you had little interest and have very little knowledge on the job you are applying for.
Saying that you can do any job offered
It’s a big red flag saying that you can do any job available- anything. Besides showing desperation, this would show the hiring manager that you lack the passion for the role you are taking. Instead, you ought to target your search on the specific role of each company and explain the exact thing you are looking for.
Mentioning being fired as the cause of losing your last Job
Though it’s paramount to avoid telling lies during a job interview, it is awful saying that you were fired in your last job. Instead, you should adopt a graceful approach to explaining the cause of losing your previous job.
Making Personal Complaints or Compliments
You should never complain about your physical discomfort as excuses for not performing well in an interview since such are perceived as negativity. Besides, you should never compliment the interviewers on their physical appearance like say, their beauty. Instead, you might wish to make compliments regarding the recent success of the company or the recent achievement of the interviewer.