Landing a job interview is a great sign. It means that a recruiter or hiring manager looked at your resume, and thought that you might be a good fit for the role. So your next step should be focusing on knocking the interview out of the park. The last thing you want to do is make a simple mistake, in that interview, and have it take you out of the running. Read on to find out how you can avoid those mistakes and more!
One of the most common ways candidates shoot themselves in the foot during job interviews is by asking the wrong questions. A common misstep is constantly asking about salary, benefits, and compensation early on. If the recruiter feels as if you’re only there for the money, why would they want to hire you? Companies are looking for candidates who are excited about working for their company, just the paycheck that comes with it. Click through to the full link to find out which questions you should avoid.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a job seeker, networking is an incredibly powerful tool. Unfortunately, networking can be a rather exhausting endeavor. So how can you keep yourself from getting burnt out from so much social interaction? Thankfully the Harvard Business Review has some answers. Best of all, it’s advice that you can easily put into practice. Bringing a friend, taking short breaks, and a few other suggestions are all things you can easily accomplish. If you’re feeling the strain from constant networking, this is the article for you.
This insightful article from Liz Ryan suggests that you end your job interviews in a very simple way: by leaving calmly. Thank your interview for their time, and then leave with confidence. Instead of asking for an exact timeline, or looking for immediate feedback just calmly and cooly thank them and leave. This accomplishes a lot of things. It shows that you aren’t desperate, it shows that you are confident, and it encourages the interviewer to think about your candidacy. All good things!
Your resume is one of the most important documents you will write. It is the make or break decider between whether or not a company reaches out to you. Why then, would you include mistakes or errors in that document? While it most likely isn’t intentional, many job seekers leave mistakes on their resume without realizing it. The worst part? They’re usually incredibly easy to fix! This article from USA Today will help you realize what mistakes are common, and how you can easily fix them.
Sometimes, the mistake isn’t on the candidate side. It’s entirely possible that an interview may let something slip that they shouldn’t. They may provide some indication that their company isn’t a great place to work. So before that happens, you should figure out what those red flags are, and what they mean. For instance, a job having “lots of opportunities for overtime” means you will likely be working nights and/or weekends. Read this article to get used to those red flag statements before you go for your next job interview.
LinkedIn is a great universal tool. Job seekers can use it to find open positions, and employees can use it to track down leads and locate new clients. Unfortunately, there is the possibility that you’re using LinkedIn the wrong way. A few simple mistakes or incorrect approaches could be greatly affecting how beneficial the platform is to you. If you’re someone who finds yourself constantly using LinkedIn, be it for work or job seeking, you should give this article a quick read.
Making a mistake at work can be tough to deal with. The best thing you can do is own up to it, and apologize. It’s important to do both of those things, but how you do them is almost as important as actually doing them. In this blog from The Muse, they cover four lest effective ways people apologize for making a mistake at work. For example, apologizing and saying that you’re ‘the worst’ helps no one. Find out what other apology tactics you should avoid by clicking the link.
That’s all we have for this week! Job interviews are a crucial step in the hiring process, and you definitely want to avoid making any mistakes when possible. We hope the links included above help you ace your future job interviews, and find the position that is right for you!