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How these five job interview mistakes could be costing you your dream job

Job interviews can be nerve-wracking experiences for certain individuals leading to making mistakes that ultimately cost them their dream job. It happens mostly in cases in which the candidates appear for the interview without preparation. To address this problem, we are starting an extensive training course to help deserving candidates ace the interview part and bag their dream job. To enroll in our ‘How to Pass your Job Interview in Dubai’ click here. In this blog, we have outlined five major job interview mistakes that cost candidates their dream job.

  1. Lack of Preparation

One of the most common mistakes that people make is not preparing for the interview which reflects your lack of seriousness towards the position. To prepare, research the company, and expectations from the role, review your cover letter and resume, and look for frequently asked questions about the role. Doing your homework will give you confidence and save you from embarrassment during the interview.


2.      Poor Communication Skills

Poor communication skills are what lead to rejection in the interview process. The ability to narrate, verbally and non-verbally, your strengths and communicate why you are the best pick for the vacancy determines how the interviewer perceives you. Speak at an appropriate pace, maintain eye contact, avoid using slang, and have clarity. Be sure to use appropriate gestures, smile, and sit up straight, to appear calm and composed.


3.      The unnecessary portrayal of yourself

Some candidates make the mistake of going overboard in talking about their skills. The best policy is to be subtle and bring logic to your claims. Make relevance of your experience to the company’s objectives to illustrate why you are the best pick for them. Give them examples from your experience to show you understand the assignment and are ready to help the company.


4.      Not taking expected questions seriously

There are some questions that you could always expect from interviewers such as;

  1. What is your background?
  2. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  3. What are your salary expectations?
  4. Any questions from us?

These are some of the questions that are likely to be asked and every candidate must work on their appropriate answers before appearing for the interviews. For instance, if you have applied for the role of a communication manager, it is not good to cite ‘public speaking’ as your weakness. Think of weaknesses that don’t affect your profile. Moreover, you must be prepared to present yourself confidently without fumbling or making confusing statements at least to the commonly asked questions.


5.      Not following up

Failing to follow up shows a lack of interest in the role. Instead of just walking away, send a thank you e-mail within 24 hours of the interview and utilize the opportunity to express your enthusiasm and a keen interest in the role.  


Job interviews are crucial and one must be prepared well to land great opportunities. Join our two-day training to pass the job interview to bring out the best of you on the interview day. We also provide other training and AP tuitions in Dubai. Reach out to us at [contact] to know more about our training programs.



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