Think about the following points. Do any of them apply to you?
Trying too hard to impress; bragging; acting aggressively.
Failing to emphasize the fact that you have related skills; discussing
experience using negative qualifiers (i.e. “I have a little experience…”).
• Body Language
It is easy to create a negative impression without even realizing that you
are doing it. Are you staring at your feet, or talking to the interviewer’s
shoulder? Be aware of what your actions say about you.
• Lack of Honesty
The slightest stretching of the truth may result in you being screened out.
• Negative Attitude
The interview is not an opportunity for you to complain about your
current supervisor or co-workers (or even about ‘little’ things, such as
• Lack of Preparation
You have to know about the organization and the occupation. If you
don’t, it will appear as though you are not interested in the position.
• Lack of Enthusiasm
If you are not excited about the work at the interview, the employer will
not assume that your attitude will improve when hired.