Tuesday, July 10, 2012

4 Job Interview Myths

Like other aspects of looking for work, there are a lot of things said about job interviews that aren't exactly accurate. Identifying these myths are key to making the best impression possible to the hiring manager. Let's take a look at four of the most common misconceptions:

  • There's a right answer to every question. Often times recruiters will ask you a tough question not to get a particular answer, but to see how well you address it. So don't stress too much about coming up with the perfect answer.
  • Keep your answers short. Don't think that you have to cut short your answers because of time. As long as you are hitting relevant points in your answer, the employer will be more than happy to listen to what you have to say. Just be sure to stay on topic.
  • Looks don't matter. Recruiters will definitely take into consideration how well you are dressed for the interview. Make sure you are wearing the correct dress code when going in for an interview.
  • Talent alone will get you the job. Employers definitely want to hire the most qualified candidate for the job, but there are other factors that play a role. An organization will probably want to make sure its new employee will fit in with the rest of the group, so personality can play a role in the decision.

1 comment:

  1. This is very informative. Thanks a lot for giving us ideas on what to believe or not. I'm taking some advice from interview coaching Edmonton and I highly suggest him for all of you guys.