6 Before your next job interview – AVOID doing these 6 things

Listen to Part 6 of the 6 Things to AVOID before or during your next job interview by Mentor Shelly #np on #SoundCloud

Listen, I know you may be nervous and jittery about your next job interview, especially if it’s for an awesome opportunity you’ve been looking forward to.

Whatever you do, please AVOID these six actions I’m about to discuss…if you have any hope of landing this job or career opportunity.

The first thing to AVOID – Being late.

The second thing to AVOID – Dressing inappropriately.

The third thing to AVOID – Bringing your phone in the interview with the ringer on.

The fourth thing to AVOID – Going to the interview not knowing anything about the company.

The fifth thing to AVOID – Being dismissive or not paying attention to the receptionists or front desk personnel.

This is the 6th and final part of the six part series. You can find the first five parts of the interview series in previous posts on the site, if this is your first time being introduced to the information. So, let’s jump right into this…

Avoid #6 Going to the interview without copies of your resumes, professional references, professional business cards or other relevant career tools.

It’s so important to have your career tools handy, especially during an interview. Keep in mind, the interviewer may not ask for it but if they do…then have them ready! Think of this interview process using your career tools as target practice…the job or career opportunity is the target and each of your career tools (resume, cover letter, thank you letter-post interview, business cards, letters of recommendation) are arrow used to hit the target.

If you don’t have your career tools, your targeted job or career opportunity may eventually slip away. Do you want career opportunities to slip away because you weren’t ready? I think not.

If you’re struggling with how well your career tools are working for you, I recommend checking out the career tools review service to assure your career tools are optimized to help you get the DREAM Career you want!

If you’re struggling with your interview process, and need additional in-depth resources to help you with your next career/job interview? Schedule an interview coaching session to obtain the “industry specific” strategy and tools to DOMINATE in your next interview or if you’re truly motivated and move at your own pace, find this resource helpful.

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Still confused about where your career is truly going and want to get some CLARITY? Schedule a Career Strategy Session, so we can get CLEAR about where you are and where you desire to be professionally.

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2-Before your next job interview…AVOID doing these 6 things….

Listen, I know you may be nervous and jittery about your next job interview, especially if it’s for an awesome opportunity you’ve been looking forward to. Whatever you do, please AVOID these six actions I’m about to discuss…if you have any hope of landing this job or career opportunity.

Avoid #2 – Dressing inappropriately for the interview, even if the interview is not in-person.
I was taking to one of the facilitators in the career workshop I attended about a year ago and she shared how one of her clients was interviewing a candidate through Skype. The candidate apparently asked to be excused for a moment to use the restroom during the interview. What the candidate seemed to forget that he only dressed for the Skype interview from the waist up. The candidate only had his underwear on from the waist down and forgot to close the computer or cover the camera as he went to the bathroom. He practically mooned the interviewers going to the bathroom. Needless to say, this candidate did not get the job opportunity, all because he did not dress properly. It sounds simple, but being aware and taking the appropriate action will always work out better for you in the long run.

If you’re struggling with your interview process, and need additional in-depth resources to help you with your next career/job interview? Schedule an interview coaching session to obtain the “industry specific” strategy and tools to DOMINATE in your next interview or if you’re truly motivated and move at your own pace, find this resource helpful.

Need some resources on how to figure out your overall career journey? Get your FREE DREAM Career Guide

Still confused about where your career is truly going and want to get some CLARITY? Schedule a Career Strategy Session, so we can get CLEAR about where you are and where you desire to be professionally.

Look for useful and realistic career advise on monthly basis? Join the MentorShelly’s DREAM Career Community by grabbing your FREE DREAM Career Newsletter

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1-Before your next job interview…AVOID doing these 6 things….

Listen, I know you may be nervous and jittery about your next job interview, especially if it’s for an awesome opportunity you’ve been looking forward to. Whatever you do, please AVOID these six actions I’m about to discuss…if you have any hope of landing this job or career opportunity.

Avoid #1 – Being late for the interview(s).
It doesn’t matter what type of interview it is…phone interview, in-person (one on one or panel), video or audio conferencing. The result of being late shows this employer you are not responsible with your time and will reflect badly on their first impressions of you. Remember, this is the beginning stages of forging a professional relationship, so timeliness is absolutely critical in forging your connection.

If you’re struggling with your interview process, and need additional in-depth resources to help you with your next career/job interview? Schedule an interview coaching session to obtain the “industry specific” strategy and tools to DOMINATE in your next interview or if you’re truly motivated and move at your own pace, then you may find this resource helpful.

Need some resources on how to figure out your overall career journey? Get your FREE DREAM Career Guide

Still confused about where your career is truly going and want to get some CLARITY? Schedule a Career Strategy Session, so we can get CLEAR about where you are and where you desire to be professionally.

Look for useful and realistic career advise on monthly basis? Join the MentorShelly’s DREAM Career Community by grabbing your FREE DREAM Career Newsletter

If you found this information helpful or know someone who can use this information, please like, share and comment on this article. Let’s stay connected on my social media outlets listed below. Enjoy…make your day a productive one.

Let’s Stay Connected! | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Twitter | Podcast | Email mentorshelly3@gmail.com

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We appreciate you getting the FIRST edition of the MentorShelly’s Monthly Newsletter. It is created to mentor you to a better version of yourself professionally. This newsletter will address three categories: Job/Career Search Techniques, Motivational Moments and Focus on Career tools. One of the categories is featured in each issue.

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