1. Arrive too early for your interview: Arriving more than the 30 minutes before an interview is too early. Refer to our blog post about “Interview Arrival Times” for more details.
2. Forget to bring an resume: Never assume that the interviewer will have a copy of your resume. The person interviewing looks ill prepared and unprofessional when they don’t bring a resume.
3. Insult previous employers: Potential employers want to know that the newest member to the company is going to be a positive asset to their team; not only by fulling their job requirements but also in the work culture.
4. Pretend to be someone you are not: Just because a person has the right qualifications for a position doesn’t mean they will be a good culture fit, and letting your personality show in the interview will help figure that out.
5. Over-explain your answers: See more about concise answers in interviews here
6. Ask about pay: Never initiate the conversation about pay because this makes you seem like money is your main motivation. The topic of pay WIll come up, but let the company approach the topic.
7. Lie about qualifications or past experiences: Just don’t!
These are some easy guidelines to follow to turn heads at your next interview!