1. You talk too much.
The benefits of you being open to conversations and convinced that you are the very best can work against you. You risk of boring other people with so much details and you can also appear like you do not have the ability to focus on one topic.
2. You do not listen.
Make sure that the answer is the one the question is asking for. This is a test that will show the employer that you will follow the exact actions he is expecting.
3. Falling for it.
A skilled recruiter will entrap you to relax, making you think this is an unimportant interview. This does not suggest that you must avoid jokes or affirmations that are unrelated to the profession, however you must always quickly return to the topic of the discussion.
4. You are trying to take the lead.
If you attempt to do this you can appear to be conceited. Employers want to look for individuals who can work efficiently as a team. Try to use the word “we” instead of “I” as often as possible.
5. You do not ask questions.
Make the discussion as professional as possible. Ask questions that are appropriate on the topic. Make sensible observation about the company and avoid emphasising on irrelevant things.
6. You are late.
A lot of recruiters cannot understand why candidates keep coming in late, so being punctual or not has a huge impact in their decision. Call in time to reschedule the appointment if you cannot make it on time.