The Biggest Interview Turn-Off is Dwelling On Your Last Job
A recruiter will invariably ask you "Why did you leave your last job?" or "Why are you looking for a new job?" when they interview you. Prepare a short and sweet answer, and stick to it. Over-explaining your previous employment is a major turn-off.
College Atlas surveyed over 2,000 hiring managers for the do's and don'ts of a job interview. Among the 10 most common mistakes, the top two were:
- Over-explaining why you lost your last job
- Conveying that you're not over losing your last job
It's common sense that you
shouldn't speak negatively about your previous company
If you've been let go, it's hard not to take it personally. If you're asked about it, avoid talking trash and
prepare an answer that highlights your skills
College Atlas rounded up the learnings from their survey in a neat infographic which you can check out at the link below, which has several other interview tips.
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