Wellness Tips 8 things to avoid during an interview for your dream job

At this time in Nigeria, there are so many people looking for jobs and it’s hard to land your dream job, especially when you look at all of the other really qualified candidates.

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Things to avoid at a job interview

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With the state of the economy, there are more and more people on the job hunt and unfortunately, not enough jobs to go round. There are simple tips we have put together to give you an edge over your peers.

At this time in Nigeria, there are so many people looking for jobs and it’s hard to land your dream job, especially when you look at all of the other really qualified candidates.

Thus, we have compiled a list of tips, more like behaviors, that you should avoid at all costs while at a job interview, which ultimately will help you land that desired job:

  • Be on time: It’s said if you’re on time, you’re late but if you arrive 5 minutes early, you’re on time. That being said, factor in all of the traffic issues and sibling distractions and make it to the interview in time. That’s a simple way to make an impression.

  • Not too meek: Now, we all know modesty is a virtue but maybe not quite in the interview room. You definitely want to respectfully showcase your strengths and abilities. Let them know why you should be picked above others.

  • Too forward: I know the first question on the mind of any job seeker, especially in an economy that isn’t thriving, is how much are they paying. Now, it’s okay if that’s on your mind not on your lips during the interview. You want to wait till you’re offered the job.

  • Know your boss: Do a proper research not only about the position you’re being considered for but also about the employer and the history of the company and all that you need to know really.

  • Overly friendly: There is a certain courtesy and set of rules that go with an professional environment, especially when you’re making a first impression. Don’t get too chummy or lose yourself and talking about your landlord or your girlfriend’s ex that you hate.

  • Be loyal: There will always come a time during the interview when they ask you about your former boss or why you left your former job. At this point, it is critical to choose your words wisely. You don’t want to insult your former boss and seem like a bitter person. An answer like it wasn’t the right fit always suffices.

  • Be honest: This is the one single thing you could do to tank your interview. What most interviewees don’t know is that the interviewers research you just as much as you do them. So, do yourself a favor and be honest about who you are and your credentials.

  • Look appropriate: Regardless of what day of the week you get your interview, always look sharp and respectable. The fact that it is Friday doesn’t mean that you should have on denim pants and a casual tee or that you should show cleavage because they state business casual as their dress code.

Try out these simple tips when next you have an interview and you just may land that dream job and let us know any more tips you have in the comment section below.

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