A new survey has revealed the top mistakes that candidates make when going for a job.
According to a survey of employers, over half said that failing to do enough research in advance was one of the biggest downfalls for candidates, while nearly a third said that ‘showing off’ was a common failing.
A similar number said that not acting interested or engaging with the interviewer was a common problem, while others said that asking no questions at all about the role was also an issue.
A huge 94% of employers said that being too modest would not affect a prospective candidate’s chances.
The research, carried out by Barclay’s LifeSkills, also found that, in the head-to-head group interview scenarios, dominating the conversation and not listening to others ranked among the top errors.
Top 10 most common interview mistakes
- Failing to do your research
- Showing off
- Asking no questions
- Not acting interested or engaging with the interviewer
- Making up answers
- Lying about achievements
- Not dressing appropriately
- Rambling on
- Failing to explain what you will bring to the role
- Complaining about your current employer