An average interviewing process for a job takes more than 22 days on an average, from planning, execution, to completion, as per a Glassdorr report. The interview is a crucial time where you can prove your worth, showcase your skills as a potential employee, and appear your best self. But in all the talking and answering, some things might slip away which can create a negative impact on your interviewer. Here's list of things you should avoid speaking of during an interview:
Remember, the interviewer is not interested in your personal life or your vacation plans. Keep the interview answers strictly professional, and showcase, not tell, why you would be the perfect person for the job.
Be convervative in your answers. Give them to-the-point answers centered around your relevant qualifications and skills. Do not bring in questions about compensation, days off and benefits; you should focus on securing the job first, and negotiating monetary benefits second.
Unprofessional words and tone:
You can display your professionalism during your interview through your conduct, body language, and most importantly, your words. Choose professional words, a respectful tone, and avoid slang or filler words such as ‘like’ or ‘um’. This can count as non serious attitude, and your impression in front of the potential employer can be ruined/
Not asking any questions:
While you may try to be an easygoing employee for them, not having questions doesn’t reflect well on your part. Any potential employee who is interested in working at a company researches well before approaching the interview, and must have a set of questions ready to ask before the interviewer. Any workplace not giving you a chance to ask relevant questions about company culture and environment is also a huge red flag. Make your interview a two-way communication practice and make sure you have some great questions lined up to showcase your interest.
Asking irrelevant or basic questions
Questions like how the company does and how they make money will not create a good impression, as the answers to them can easily be found through basic research. Make sure that your questions reflect your research skills, and how relevant they are as per the applied position. Understand the company culture, mission, vision and make sure you chart your questions according to them.
Jargony language or cliches:
Avoid using overprepared answers, jargony language and empty cliches to answer your questions. They lack substance and appear as mere fillers. Use substantial data tos support your answers about past performances, skill and duties you can perform.