Listen: The 5 Biggest Interview Mistakes That Won't Get You The Job
"Interviewed thousands of people my career, and I can tell you there five mistakes that people make again, and again, and again, and so I wanted to share them with you. So that if you were out looking to get an advancement or get a new job that you could do everything right and avoid these five mistakes number one, bad handshake. You know, what the purpose of a handshake is it's to make a connection with the person. It creates a first impression is really a gesture of friendship in good faith. It was originally meant to say believe it or not. I'm not carrying a weapon that was what a handshake used three back way way way back today. It means, hey, let's be friends. There are a couple of different styles of handshakes that are mazing to me that this still out there one is the gorilla snooze. I hate it. Not only do men do it on your hands aching but women today do it wrong way to go. You know, what it conveys to me? I'm insecure, and I don't want you to know about it. Then there's the other kind of ham shake the limb. Panshir men very often do this with women. But you know, what my interpretation of it is. That means shyness I lack confidence or very anxious all of them the wrong messaging. What's the perfect handshake? It's the skin between your thumb and forefinger that actually makes the connection with the other guys skin between his thumb and forefingers shake your own hand. You could feel that connection. That's their people trust you. Next bad posture. It's amazing to me how people will walk into my office with bad posture and right away. I'm not interested in hiring them. I sit in the shark tank seed, ten hours day in six inch heels with me up on my toes was a straight back with no support from my back, and I could tell you I would never hunch over because I know the importance of bed posture when someone walks with slump shoulder, I think right away, they're nervous. They're bored. They have no confident, and when they sit and have bad posture. I think right away. They're all so lazy. I never hire anyone with bad posture. Even if it's an all day desk job because I don't believe that people are going to be alert at the ready if they don't have good posture. I believe he should practice your posture before every interview so that you walk straight. And when you sit in the chair you keep a straight back. It creates such psychological quiet impression. But makes a difference between getting a job or not next bid eye contact. It's amazing to me where people will do it. There is with him interview. Ing I. Contact in my mind is the best indication of self confidence. And looking away implies a lack of respect a lack of interest in the position or simply an inability to concentrate. I know that I contact is hard, especially when the person across from us the person in power, but I think you can really practice on holding good eye. Contact was essential. If you're going to be interviewing for something because it conveys that you are confident. I am frankly amazed that's still today. I'll be interviewing someone and their phone will ring, and I'm thinking to myself anyone who would be that self unaware that they didn't turn off their phone knowing they're coming in for an interview. Could you imagine what they'd be like if they work for me? I would never offer that person job it's over. And yet I would say one in six or seven interviews. I have the phone rings turn off your phone. And Finally, I present to you the three worst questions you could ask in any job interview. Here they come. How late to I have to work. I can't believe it. When people ask me that. I think they're not going to work, very hard. I mean, if you must ask about ours is a different way of putting it you could say, hey, what are the typical hours very different than how late I have to work, which is what so many people ask me. The next question is how do you get raises around here or another version how do people get promoted when I hear this thing. This person's going to be a pain in the neck when I have to give them a reason to promote them right away. The job offered never comes a better way of saying. This would be what would be expected of me in the first year to move ahead here the difference like nine-day and the last question, what's the vacation policy? Just don't even ask this one because it translates into how quickly can run out the door. None of us like anybody when it's all about them. Think of all the people, you know, that are all about them. You don't like them. You don't wanna be around. Well, the. Same is true of hiring. All your questions have to be about the other guy. Not about you."