Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Most Common Mistakes in Job Interviews, According to an Amazon Top Recruiter

An Amazon recruiter has detailed the most common mistakes candidates make in the selection process that can cause them to miss out on a job opportunity.

Facing a job interview, especially when it is a highly desirable job, can be a complicated process for many candidates. Nerves, lack of preparation or even first impressions can play tricks on applicants.

Although there are many techniques to face the most complicated selection processes, answering trick questions or those known as 'stress interviews', which challenge the interested party by putting them in stressful situations to find out how well they will adapt to the company, there are some mistakes that can make you lose the job opportunity instantly.

One of Amazon's best-known recruiters, DJ Cabeen, has revealed on CNBC what these most common mistakes are and why it is advisable to avoid them. The expert points out that they do not always happen when candidates are young or have little experience, during the decade that he has been in this profession he has met people of all ages who make these mistakes. 

Pay too much attention to language

One of the main points that Cabeen notices is the way of expressing oneself. On many occasions, candidates, in an attempt to appear more approachable, use inappropriate or rude language in conversations. The expert believes that this detracts from the professionalism of the interview and is best avoided. "I've been recruiting staff for over 10 years at this point and I can't tell you how many interviews I've had with candidates where they use bad language," he explains.

On the other hand, it is quite common for interviewees to show up to the process without researching the company, the team or the position they will be filling. He believes that it is very important to prepare well, as this will demonstrate interest in working for the company and could make you stand out from the rest of the people applying for the vacancy. Thanks to the internet today there are multiple platforms that provide this information, from job portals such as Glassdoor to social networking networks such as LinkedIn.

Another key to stand out in these selection processes is to get along with the interviewer. Although this is a complicated point, since it requires going slightly outside the professional, it will be essential to leave a mark. "Those small points of connection make the conversation more comfortable and show interest in the other person," Cabeen points out.

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