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Are You Blowing Your Interview Without Realizing It?

If you have been participating in interviews but not receiving job offers, you likely are doing something wrong without realizing it. It may not be big, but it definitely matters.

Employers can choose among many candidates when deciding whom to hire. This is why you must do what you can to stand out during the interview process.

Paying close attention to your performance can uncover why your interviews are not resulting in job offers. The following tips can help.

Discover some reasons why you may be blowing your interviews without realizing it and how you can improve.

Choosing the Last Available Interview Time

Candidates who interview early in the round often have increased odds of receiving a job offer. If the interviewer connects especially well with a candidate, they might extend a job offer. This lets the interviewer fill the role with a qualified candidate and return to their other duties. As a result, you want to enter the interview process as quickly as possible to potentially land the position.

Rescheduling Your Interview Because of Your Current Job

Candidates who prioritize participating in an interview over handling their current duties and responsibilities often advance in the hiring process. This shows the candidates understand that the new opportunity is more important than the current role.

Ensure you plan accordingly when scheduling an interview. For instance, if you often end up handling work issues before going home for the day, schedule your interview in the morning. Or, if you often participate in unplanned morning meetings, schedule your interview in the afternoon. Demonstrating how badly you want the role increases your odds of securing it.

Not Researching the Company

Candidates who do not research the company do not understand the main issues facing the organization or industry. This prevents the candidates from demonstrating how they could solve problems and overcome obstacles to benefit the company.

Learning all you can about the organization helps you effectively ask and answer interview questions. This includes the major events that will impact the position and the company. Conducting research also helps determine whether the role and company are a good fit with your goals and interests.

Telling the Interviewer What Is Wrong with the Company

Letting the interviewer know what the company’s issues are and how you will resolve them is unprofessional. The interviewer typically will not offer the role to a candidate who uses this approach.

Instead, respectfully share some challenges you see the company facing and your ideas to resolve them. Demonstrate how you want the best for the organization and can help it improve.

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