Why make it more difficult than it needs to be. Here’s some advice on what NOT to do at an interview.
Watch your manners – don’t work into the interview and not acknowledge those present. Common sense!
Clueless – do your research. At least have a look at the website and get a sense of what the company is about and be prepared to share your thoughts and perceptions having looked at the website
Don’t try to be too smart – be yourself. Don’t try too hard to impress – it’s obvious when you are.
Don’t negotiate – not at the fort interview. You would be expected to ask about the package but don’t negotiate – leave that until later once you have assessed the role, your suitability and their interest in you.
Manage the time – know how much time the interviews have and make sure your responses are focused and clear. Don’t waste time.
Be passionate – show your passion and empathy – this builds credibility and demonstrates your ability to establish rapport.
Be honest – tell the truth about why you have decided to leave your current role – honesty with discretion is the best policy
Don’t be defensive – rather than feel a need to defend yourself, seek clarity on why an interviewer feels they way they do about you.
Faking – don’t fake your resume. It’s simply not worth it.
How you look – be sensitive to what they would expect to show up in. First impressions will always matter.
Good luck – and remember not to make these mistakes.