12 Things That Will Ruin your Chances In An Interview
Perhaps the most important thing to remember when going into an interview is that the hiring manager wants to hire you. They already think your background and skills are a fit, at least on paper and they now want to confirm whether or not you will be the right fit by conducting the in-person interview to learn more about how you conduct yourself.
Here are a few sure things that will sabotage your chances in the interview:
- Personal appearance which is less than professional.
- Overbearing, overaggressive or egotistical behavior.
- Lack of interest and enthusiasm — being passive and indifferent.
- Sounding desperate for a job and discussing personal financial challenges.
- Lack of confidence and poise; nervousness.
- Overemphasis on compensation.
- Evasiveness; making excuses for unfavorable factors in work history.
- Lack of tact, maturity and courtesy.
- Speaking badly about past employers, managers, projects or technologies.
- One word answers.
- Failure to ask questions about the position.
- Lack of preparation for the interview — failure to get information about the company, resulting in the inability to ask intelligent questions.