When you’re in the job market, do you feel as if everyone around you has interview tips for you? Your brother may tell you what worked for him, but then your friend will send you an article that is the complete opposite of what he told you. Then your neighbor will tell you to make sure you negotiate and your mother will tell you what to wear.
With all of these tips flooding your inbox, how do you know which ones to follow? Emmie Martin shares three tips you should always think twice about before following:
Always wear a suit
Yes, you want to look put-together and professional, but it’s more important to fit in with the vibe of the company than show up dressed to the nines.
Say “I’m a perfectionist” when asked, “What’s your greatest weakness?”
Everyone has heard the classic advice to say something that’s actually a strength when asked what your biggest weakness is, but while this may seem like a sneaky way to make yourself seem more qualified, it actually comes off fake and cliché.
You want to show your interviewer why you’re the best person for the job, not wait for them to figure it out on their own.
What is the worst interview advice you’ve ever received?