I will discuss 7 common mistakes people make during job interviews that can lead to instant rejection. I’ll cover the biggest blunders that can ruin your chances of landing the job

7 Interview Mistakes That WIll Get You Rejected

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
I will discuss 7 common mistakes people make during job interviews that can lead to instant rejection. I’ll cover the biggest blunders that can ruin your chances of landing the job. Don’t let these mistakes hold you back – watch this video to learn how to avoid them and ace your next interview!

00L00 Intro
00:39 The first
01:24 Number 2
01:48 Number 3
02:19 Number 4
02:37 Number 5
02:58 Number 6
03:16 Number 7
03:30 Outro

Stupid Interview Mistakes: You Don’t Shut Up

We’re going to be talking about 7 mistakes people make that will get you rejected without a second thought. I’m Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. People hire me for no BS coaching career advice globally, because I make things easy for people in their careers. Because of my background in recruiting, a lot of that relates to job search, hiring more effectively, managing and leading better, resolving workplace issues, and, of course, a career transition. So here are the seven that are really obvious.

Number one, using your phone during an interview, if you’re going to text during the interview, it’s rude. It’s disruptive and sends a message to them that you don’t really care. However, the exception is, if there’s an ill family member and there’s a possibility, for example, of someone dying, there’s a health concern. Something important. On the way in you say ‘I apologize for doing this. But I really want to do the interview. I have my phone on vibrate just in case I get a message about such and such. I apologize, but it’s obviously critical in our life.’ So that’s the one exception to it.

Number two is lying, or shall we say, embellishing the truth about your background. Have you figured out yet that most people can figure out when someone’s lying to them about their work? As they dig deeper into your background, they figure it out. And they kind of nod to themselves, not to you, but to themselves and go, ‘Okay, not this one.’

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 Number three is getting there late without acknowledging the lateness and explaining it to someone. Sometimes traffic happens. Sometimes there are delays on subways, just to name two possibilities. And if you walk in and pretend nothing’s happened, then it’s a mistake. It’s not courteous to them and thus, in their mind, they’re wondering, ‘You’re supposed to be on good behavior and this is how you’re conducting yourself?” Not a smart move.’

Next one, bringing your drink with you to the interview. Get your caffeine fix before you walk in the door. Get rid of the water bottle, the soda bottle, whatever it is, get rid of it before you walk in. It just doesn’t serve you.

The next one is pretty traditional– having no relevant accomplishments that you can talk about that relate to what it is that they’re looking for. You may have a nice background. But unless you can connect the dots for them about how what you’ve done relates to what they’re looking for, that’s a miss on your part.

Next one, dressing inappropriately. Need I say more? And I’m going to speak to the men in particular, you can’t look like a barbarian. I’m not telling you to suit up. Dress appropriately for the firm that you’re interviewing with.

And lastly, talking too much or too little. No one likes to be interviewing the person who says one-word answers or goes on a monologue as though this is Hamlet. It just puts people to sleep.

So I hope you found this helpful. I’m Jeff Altman. Visit my website, TheBigGameHunter.us There’s a ton in the blog to help you. Plus, you can schedule time for a free discovery call a coaching session, ask me questions, through Trusted Advisor Services, find out about my video courses, books, and guides. There’s a lot there to help. I also want to mention, connect with me on Linkedin at linkedin.com/in/TheBigGameHunter. Have a terrific day and be great!

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People hire Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter to provide No BS Career Advice globally because he makes many things in peoples’ career easier. Those things

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

can involve job search, hiring more effectively, managing and leading better, career transition, as well as advice about resolving workplace issues. 

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He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with over 2500 episodes.


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