Managers say that showing up early really isn't the best thing.
Some interview etiquette is a no-brainer. You know you have look nice, show up on time, and ask good questions of your interviewer. But some managers have certain pet peeves that you might not even pick up on. Here are some of the things you should avoid doing at an interview:
- Showing up too early – Your interviewer has a schedule to keep, and if you’re going to mess that up, you might want to reconsider your early bird tactics.
- Not being yourself – Putting up fronts when you’re in an interview can seriously hurt your chances. And your interviewer can usually tell.
- Stalling – Less is sometimes more in an interview. Don’t waste anyone’s time.
- Not doing your homework – If you go in knowing nothing about the company, you’re making a mistake.
- Interrupting – Don’t cut your interviewer off under any circumstances.
- Not asking questions – You should show interest in the job by asking questions.
- Bad mouthing your last job – Talking poorly about your jobs shows a lack of character.
- Acting like you’re too good for the job – You want to go in thinking you’re just right for the job, not better.
And the one thing that really drives interviewing managers CRAZY?? Smothering yourself in perfume or cologne and stinking up the whole office. You really don’t want to play that card, and you certainly don’t want to be remembered for your strong stench.