You could be the most qualified candidate on the market, but if you go about your job search with the wrong attitude, you could still struggle to secure a job.
Hostility Managers don’t want to hire people with a frosty demeanour, they want to work with people who are friendly and will work well with others. Make conversation with your interviewer to ensure that they feel at ease around you and never underestimate the power of a smile!
Arrogance Confidence can be a good thing when interviewing for a new job, as it’s essential that you have faith in your own abilities; however, there is a fine line between self-assurance and arrogance.
Pessimism Pessimism and feeling sorry for yourself will get you know where and if you don’t think you’re going to achieve anything, then you probably won’t! If you’ve been struggling in your job search, it may have left you feeling pretty disheartened, but try not to let it show when it comes to interviewing for a new role.
Laziness Job hunting isn’t an easy task and if you want to land your dream job, you’re going to have to put the time and effort in! If you sit back and expect somebody else to do the leg work, you are never going to get anywhere, even if a contact said that they can help you out.
Rudeness Rudeness isn’t a very favourable trait to possess in general, so you’re certainly not going to impress an interviewer or hiring manager if you have no manners! Make sure that you thank them for their time and consideration during the application process and if offered an interview, be sure to present yourself smartly, shake their hand and behave in a polite manner throughout. Manners don’t cost a thing, but make a world of difference!
Self-deprecation If you have no confidence in your capabilities, then why would an employer? You have to really sell yourself in your job hunt and know how to promote your best qualities and skills, so have faith in yourself!