Updated: Mar 2, 2022
In this article, I will review the main mistakes you can make during a job interview. The list is combined with my personal experience and from stories that I gathered during my years in the software industry.
Before reviewing the list, let's talk about the fundamental principles that you must be familiar with:
The software industry has many opportunities that you can use to find your next job.
My list will help you avoid the basic mistakes of interview "Killers."
Try to find the hidden goals behind the interviewer's questions.
The software industry needs more and more people.
Remember that you should always position yourself as the solution to their problem when you go to an interview.
Interview killer mistakes
Make sure that your resume reflects your actual knowledge.
Your CV is not focused on the specific job that you want.
Never lie; a good interviewer will catch you!
Providing the wrong contact information.
Validate that your resume is short.
Ensure that your CV contains the relevant data; the interviewer does not care what you did 100 years ago.
Never have a Grammar error.
Never have a spelling error.
You don’t know the exact position you are invited for.
You are failing to understand the importance of a phone interview.
Failure to explain why you are the best man for the job.
You don’t know what characteristics of the job.
You don’t know the requirements of the job.
Remember what you wrote on your resume.
You don’t know what the company does.
You use assumptions instead of facts.
Do not answer with 'Yes' or 'No.'
Keep the basic Dressing codes.
Know the salary expectations.
Do not be late for the interview.
You failed to ask questions.
Do not arrive too early.
You are not demonstrating enthusiasm.
Showing off, no one will appreciate it.
Sounding too desperate for the job.
Speaking rudely to the interviewer.
Not receiving any criticism.
Forgetting your manners.
Do not be too emotional.
You are being too needy.
You Become Defensive.
You Become angry.
Don’t ask about the job benefits of the first phase of the interview.
You indicate that you are not willing to work after official hours.
You indicate that you are not willing to start at the bottom.
You indicate that you are not willing to work in a team.
You are using the "Slang" language during the interview.
Failing to listen to what the interviewer is telling you.
Lying about your experience and knowledge.
Bad-mounting your former employer.
Don’t lie about your salary demands.
You failed to explain your strengths.
Negativism against the interviewer.
Trash talking with the interviewer.
Complaining about stupid things.
Do not ask too many questions.
Failing to make Eye contact.
Interrupting the interviewer.
Leaving your cell phone on.
You apologize too much.
Don’t talk too much; philosophy is great, but you can keep it to yourself if you didn't ask to explain it.