Getting the interview is just the first step. Now, you must sell yourself. To secure the role, you will need to show the employer that you are the person for the role.
Here are 5 tips on what not to do for your next interview:
1. Not Managing Your Arrival Time
Plan your route to the interview in advance. Make sure you know how to get there and how long it will take you, at the time you will be travelling. Allow extra time for delays and finding a parking space once you arrive.
2. Not Dressing Properly
Make sure you dress corporately to every interview, regardless of if the role is business or casual attire.
3. Not Maintaining Eye Contact
The interviewer should be concentrating on your answers, and it should be clear that you want this role, so make you make eye contact at all times.
4. Not Finding a Common Interest Over Which to Bond
Find something that you have in common with the interviewer. Do your research on the company website, LinkedIn and Facebook pages before the interview. Signs of mutual interest could be used to break the ice.
5. Not Having Questions Prepared
Show respect for and an interest in the company by preparing ahead of time a few questions about the business or its recent mentions in the news. All your questions should be about the company, not yourself!