After everything you’ve learned so far, it’s time for a quick recap to see the common mistakes you must absolutely avoid during interviews:

  • Not maintaining natural eye contact
  • Giving one-word answers like yes and no
  • Giving scripted answers in a robotic tone
  • Bringing up salary-related topics before you are certain that you’ve won over the recruiters
  • Giving lengthy answers that are longer than 2 minutes
  • Dressing inappropriately
  • Being fidgety and having a bad body language
  • Getting to the interview late or arriving too early
  • Checking your phone during the interview
  • Not knowing enough about the job and the company
  • Lying on your resume
  • Losing focus during the interview
  • Talking too much or being overconfident
  • Speaking negatively about past employers
  • Lacking enthusiasm
  • Forgetting to bring your resume and important documents
  • Not asking the right questions
  • Discussing personal topics
  • Not sending a thank you letter

You can save this list as a reference to help you during your preparation.

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