by sysop in Acing the Interview
Are you guilty of making a mistake that will cost you the interview? It is important to keep these ideas in mind as you prepare for your interview. As recruiters, it is in your best interest to be prepared but not coached to cater to the hiring manager’s preferences. We want to provide an authentic match between you and the potential employer. Too much coaching can be a controversial recruiting method across industries and sectors but for nonprofits, it won’t work long term! Good recruiters want to find the right candidates for the right job and match them in the right organization.
You, as the job seeker, want to be fulfilled and challenged in what you are doing and the organization wants people who will add value to their organization. This only happens authentically when there is a good match between the candidate and employer. Take a look at two major traps that are sure to eliminate you in the interview process and reflect on the jobs you didn’t land. Perhaps you got caught in the trap of one of these common interviewee mistakes.
Most professional employees have received the decline email or phone call at some point in their career. It is bound to happen a time or two but some mistakes are completely avoidable. Think back on a time when you fell into one of these traps and how you might approach the interview differently in the future.