Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to find new job? With today’s job market, it is important to make the most of every opportunity to find work. Mashable lays out five common mistakes to avoid when trying to make a good impression.
1.Don’t Forget the Interviewers Name
When you go to a job interview it is easy for the interviewer to know your name, as they have it on a piece of paper; it is not so easy for you, so it is important that when you meet the interviewer say their name back to them-”its nice to meet you Dave”- so you will remember it.
2. Don’t get lost
Look up the directions to the company you are interviewing with beforehand and, if possible, do a test run to see how long it will take you to get there.
3. Don’t blank on tough questions
Take extra time to rehearse some of the cliche tough questions that you think will be asked of you. A job interview should be practiced over and over again, it is not something to ad-lib as you go along.
4. Offer References
Bring a list of at least three current, and reachable job references to an interview and provide their contact information.
5. Ask Questions
Almost every interview concludes with “do you have any questions?” and saying “no” to that question is highly discouraged, as it shows the interviewer that you are unprepared and uninterested. Asking well thought out question shows the interviewer that you were paying attention and have interest in the position.
For more information: http://mashable.com/2012/11/03/common-interview-mistakes.