What to Avoid During an Interview
Monday, December 9, 2019

So you're finally starting to land interviews, but you may have felt like you're struggling during the actual interview process. Even if you feel like you've been coming prepared, you may be committing some common mistakes that you may not be aware of. We've compiled a list of interview "faux pas" that you'll want to avoid moving forward.

  1. Don't embellish your resume
    While it's important to speak confidently about your experience, embellishing or lying about your achievements or abilities will quickly be revealed - employers will do their research and make sure to follow up with previous employers to ensure that what you say about yourself is accurate. Employers would rather you tell the truth - trust is the most important thing.

  2. Answer the question that was asked
    It's important to ensure that you are answering the question directly instead of walking around it. Be clear and concise - you may think that you're answering the question well, but if you take too long or seem like you're giving them the work around, they may think that you're either unable to answer the question or unwilling.

  3. Be honest about your weakness
    Once again, employers value honesty - it's important to be aware of your weaknesses. Employers need someone who is aware of their blind spots and is willing to work towards bettering themselves as they go forward. People who don't consider their weaknesses are generally not interested in self-improvement.

Practice before you start going into interviews. Think about what the employers may likely ask for the position and work on presenting them in a clear manner that answers their questions honestly and directly. Keep these things in mind and you'll be sure to do great, and you'll continue to get better and more confident the more you do it!

Subscribe To Our Blog

Blog Categories

  • General
    • What to avoid on a resume
    • Is it time to go back to school?
    • Do you need a career mentor?
    • What to Avoid During an Interview
    • Most In-Demand Tech Jobs for 2020
    • How to Find the Right Hire for Your Financial Depa
    • Unsure if you need a new career? Here are some sig
    • How to Find the Right Programmer
    • Don’t Lose Heart During Your Job Search
    • Understanding Behavioral Interview Techniques
    • Here Are Some of the Best Interview Questions
    • Can We Have Too Much Experience On Our Resume?
    • Most In-Demand Tech Jobs Outlook for 2019
    • The Best Career Options for People with a Finance
    • Career Placement Agency Best Practices
    • The Role of Recruitment Agencies
    • Why Hiring the Best Instead of the Available Is A
    • Top Tips to Advance Your Career in the Tech Indust
    • What You Should Know Before Making a Career Change
    • Top 10 Careers in the Tech World Today
    • 5 Reasons to Hire Employees through Career Placeme
    • 5 Helpful Insights to Bagging that IT Dream Job
    • 5 Misconceptions about Job Recruiters
    • 4 Advantages of Hiring a Recruitment Agency
    • Let Your Passion Drive Your Career Choice: Three V
    • Compromising or Maximizing: Where are you in your
    • Knowing when to Hire New
    • Networking for Net Worth
    • Describing Yourself in the Interview
    • Acing the Interview in Style
    • Making the Most of Your Career Search: Linking up
    • Making the Most of Your Career Search: Covering Yo
    • Making the Most of Your Career Search: Refreshing
    • Making the Most of Your Career Search: Part One
    • Your Resume: How to Really Make It Stand Out
    • The Cover Letter Dilemma – How Best to Use One
    • Best Times to Apply
    • Better Interview Questions for Finding the Best Hi
    • Making a Great First Impression During an Intervie
    • Can the Seven C’s Help you Find the Best Employees
    • Advice from Women in the Tech Industry
    • Succeeding in the Tech Industry
    • Perfecting Your Resume
    • The Silent Interview
    • Hiring the Best Instead of the Available
    • Beyond Cost: Calculating the ROI of New Hires
    • Inc: How This Texas City Is Working to Reclaim Its
    • Dallas Business Journal Poll: What is the best thi
    • Dallas Business Journal: Construction spending at
  • News
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Technology


About Us
Current Positions
Contact Us

Contact Us


4201 Spring Valley Rd Suite 350
Dallas, TX 75244
View Map

Copyright © 2020. RJ Byrd. All Rights Reserved.