15 Job Interview Dont's

 14 / 12 / 2014  504  0 Interview Preparation

These 15 actions should be avoided at all costs in your job interview!


  1. DON’T be late.
  2. DON’T chew gum or smoke during the interview.
  3. DON’T wear heavy perfume or cologne.
  4. DON’T dress casual. 
  5. DON’T have a weak or sweaty handshake.
  6. DON’T tell jokes during the interview.
  7. DON’T be soft-spoken. Confidence is key!
  8. DON’T answer questions with a "yes" or "no." Give examples.
  9. DON’T rely only on your CV or cover letter to do the selling for you.
  10. DON’T bring up or discuss personal issues or family problems.
  11. DON’T answer your cell phone. Turn it off or keep it on silent mode.
  12. DON’T make negative comments about former colleagues, supervisors, or employers.
  13. DON’T ask about salary, benefits or vacations until an offer has been made.
  14.  DON’T interrupt the interviewer.
  15. DON’T be discouraged if no definite offer is made at the end of the interview.


By Ghada Kandil

Content Strategist at Fikrbayan


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