Overcome your Interview Problems

Interview problems are anything that comes between you, and the interview you want to give.

Interviewing is one of the most crucial skills you could ever hope to have. But for many people the interview is seen as the barrier to success rather than a gateway to it. They see interviews as something to be feared. The best and most successful candidates don’t follow this thinking; they see the interview as an opportunity for them to show what they are capable of and to learn about their potential employer.

What if I told you that you can join this group of successful candidates, and learn to step up to the stage with total confidence in yourself? Imagine how good it would feel to actually enjoy the interview process!

For many people the biggest interview problem is the interview itself

How do you feel when you think about interviewing? You are not alone if you dread them. We spend every day doing our jobs, and that’s what we know.

The interview can feel like a massive step outside your comfort zone. But, however you feel at this moment it is important to understand that the reason you feel that way is simply because you have learned to. You have taken these beliefs on either through your own personal experience or taking on board the beliefs of friends and colleagues. If these experiences were positive, you probably feel positive about interviews; if they were negative the more nervous and apprehensive you may feel.

For many people the interview is a hit and miss affair. Sometimes things seem to go well and they are offered the job, other times things don’t seem to go as well, and they don’t get the offer. The problem is not knowing what makes the difference between success or failure in the interview.

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The most common interview problems

Interview problems lead to job interview mistakes. Here is a list of the top interview mistakes, and advice to help you avoid them making a problem for you.

1. Inappropriate dress sense

Dress is important. The way you dress communicates a lot about you before you before you even open your mouth. Make sure it says the right things. To learn about job interview attire - click here 2. Lack of enthusiasm

What employers view as a lack of enthusiasm is often just a case of nerves, freezing up under pressure. Learn how to beat interview stress by clicking here 3. Bad manners

Noone likes bad manners. And there really is no excuse when you understand the rules of interview behaviour. To learn about job interview etiquette - click here. 4. Lack of preparation

This is a no brainer – the more prepared you are, the better you will feel, and the better you will perform. For more on interview preparation – click here. 5. Lack of inquisitiveness about the company

You are interested aren’t you? Then let them know it. Do your research and get the job interview information you need. It’s never been easier to find out what you need to know To find out about the job interview information you need - click here. 6. Interested only in salary

Yes, I know the money matters. But there is a right time and a wrong time to talk benefits and salary. As soon as you sit down, is definitely the wrong time. Hold back until you know they want you.

7. Body language

your body language needs to work for you. It can help reinforce the message you are trying to send; that you are a great candidate. It needn’t take hours of work, you can gain a simple, and useful awareness of body language click here 8. One word answers

it’s very difficult to win the interviewer over with one word answers. It also makes it that much harder for the interviewer to find out what they need to know. To learn all about how to answer interview questions – click here. 9. Failure to show ambition

Employers are looking for someone who will be motivated to give their best. Let them know why you want the job, and how this role fits into your long term career aims.

10. Poor eye contact

Avoiding eye contact makes you look untrustworthy. Or nervous. Or both. Not the signal you want to be sending out. This is usually due to a lack of confidence. To learn how to develop the interview confidence you need - click here.

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