With the economy in the bad shape that it’s in it’s no surprise that the competition for jobs is fierce, and in a tight job market you can’t afford to make any mistakes when you finally get to the interview stage. Here’s a short list of some of the things you’ll need to watch out for and how to fix them when you find yourself blundering in an interview.
- First and foremost you can remember that you might not be doing anything wrong. Before you go out and hire an expert to coach you in what to say and do in a job interview, remember that the unemployment rate is 10.2% nationally. This means that there are just a little over six people looking for every available job. One of the first things you want to do is remember not to be too hard on your interview skills given those odds.
- Try not to over explain why you lost your last job. Remember that it’s okay to mention that you lost your last job, but then move on to what you can do for the person that’s interviewing you.
One of the other things that the experts say you want to avoid is keeping too tight a rain on your emotions. It’s all right to show all any prospective employer that you have a personality and can laugh a little and do a good job at the same time.