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Raise your hand if you’d prefer to go to the dentist than a job interview?!
I get it—interviewing is not something most people look forward to, although it is necessary to land your next best role. Not unlike going to the dentist is essential to maintaining good health.
So today, I’m diving into the TOP 3 most common interview mistakes I’ve seen job seekers make and how to avoid them.
We will also discuss insider tips to help you ace your VIRTUAL interview. I know prepping to talk to your computer screen can be challenging, so I’ll also sneak some pro tips into this conversation.
Common Interview Mistake #1:
Providing generic responses vs. telling a story.
Let’s fix it: Use the O.A.R. storytelling framework to outline your accomplishments.
Common Interview Mistake #2:
Lacking energy or not showcasing enthusiasm for the job.
Let’s fix it: An interview should be an engaging two-way conversation, not a solo performance with the spotlight on you.
Common Interview Mistake #3:
Not asking *good* questions—you should be interviewing the company as much as they’re interviewing you!
Let’s fix it: Prepare a list of questions you want to ask and have them with you.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
FREE Download: Complete Interview Prep Guide
Your Complete Interview Prep Guide
Conquer Your Interview with Poise + Purpose
Want more career wisdom? Check out these podcast episodes!
Ep. 18 // Refresh Your Resume: A Crash Course!
Ep. 19 // How To Modernize Your Cover Letter
Ep. 20 // The Fortune Is In The Follow-up! How to Strategically Use Follow-up In Your Job Search
For more insider stories, quick tips, and #CareerTalk, I invite you to connect with me on Instagram @flourish.careers.