Job interviews can be stressful, especially when you really want to get an offer. But being prepared is always essential so that you can come with confidence and poise. Having that awesome resume, polished look and professional demeanor can help in your job-seeking success.
There are always those tried and true mistakes job seekers make when interviewing. AOL Jobs details four of them, all gaffes that recruiters have witnessed themselves. They’re deal-breakers that ensure you won’t be getting a callback. Be aware of them, and if you’re challenged, learn how you can avoid making the same mistakes twice.
1. Don’t forget your people skills: “An individual applied for a customer-service job, and when asked what he might not like about the job, he said, ‘Dealing with people.’”
“The applicant told me if she had realized it was our company, she wouldn’t have shown up for the interview.”
“When asked by the hiring manager why she was leaving her current job, the applicant said, ‘My manager is a jerk. All managers are jerks.’”