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Interview Nightmares and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Olivia Russell on

Everyone has had that dreadful job interview that you walked into with tons of confidence and walked out of completely dejected.

Unfortunately, this is just a fact of life that is bound to happen in the job market no matter what field you are in.

If you are getting ready for a job interview, what are some of the difficult scenarios you may encounter and how exactly can you prepare for and deal with them? We have a few tips and tricks to help you get through even the most difficult of interviews.

Negative Things Interviewers Look For

You know there is nothing more important than a first impression, and this couldn’t be more true when it comes to interviewing for a job.

If you are sitting down with an interviewee, it is important that you make yourself aware of the many things they will be observing about you during the process.

Nonverbal communication in many cases is far more important than any verbal communication that is occurring. If you feel that the person conducting your interview is starting to lose interest in what you have to say or isn’t responding positively, it may be all due to your posture or body language. Make sure you have proper posture and are keeping eye contact. This lets them know you are fully aware and involved in what is happening.

Horrible Interview Questions

“What is your biggest weakness?”

No matter how many times you have been asked this in an interview, it is always the worst possible one that never gets easier to answer.

Other popular questions include “why should I hire you?” and “why is there a gap in your work history?” When you get questions like this, this best thing to do is not panic and stress too much about your answer. Give it some concise though and make sure you answer coherently and tell them a little about yourself. The more honest you are, the more likeable you will become.

Do Not Do These Things

There always some big do’s and don’ts in business, and there are some crucial things to focus on when it comes to handling an interview.

Making a good impression is key, so a quality handshake will go a long way right off the bat with a potential employer. Make sure you don’t give them the dead fish.

Many places may be against you having your phone on you while you are working on the job, so avoiding having it on during the interview itself is a great way to avoid any mishaps or accidents. The more professional you can be in the beginning, the better hire you will appear to be.

Follow a few of these tips and tricks and you are sure to nail your next interview.

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