In this video, Work It Daily’s J.T. O’Donnell helps you avoid two common missteps that interviewees typically make.
First, they are often unprepared to answer behavioral questions—open-ended questions that require the candidate to give a story that reflects on their behavior. What was your most challenging situation with a co-worker at your job?
- A long-winded answer shows you weren’t prepared
- Your answers should be succinct, logical and factual
- You want it to sound like: I’ve been there, I’ve done that, I know what I’m doing
In addition, interviewees frequently fail to make the interview a two-way conversation.
- The interview can be the beginning of a relationship with someone you’re going to work with
- Have a conversation—the comfort created will make the interviewer feel much better about you as a potential co-worker
- Be ready with engaging questions