What NOT To Do in a Job Interview (Infographic)
We know job interviews are one of life’s most stressful occurrences and that the need to sell yourself on cue is more than a little daunting to a seasoned job seeker, never mind someone who’s new to the process! But please God don’t try any of the following! (Just imagine us in our underwear… in a non-creepy way… if that’s even possible…)
- Don’t bring your parents to YOUR job interview! It is completely unprofessional. Millennials we’re looking at you!
- Dress appropriately, arrive early and be prepared for your interview. Do your homework as regards the company and the role you applied for, a couple of days before the interview.
- Always send a short, follow-up ‘Thank You’ email to your interviewer on the same day as the interview took place. It’s polite, and it will help you stand out from the other interviewees.
- Ready yourself for oddball questions the interviewer may throw at you. Be ready to think on your feet and remember to have a sense of humour. These questions are asked primarily to assess your personality and your critical thinking skills.