Are You Acting Your Age?

Mon, Jul 2, 2012

Interview Skills

You are an adult now, and you’re trying to find a job in a mature setting, so why are you still acting as though you’re eighteen?

(Unless you are eighteen.  And even then, it might be time to grow up.)

There are a number of would-be employees that are not thinking their actions through, causing hiring departments to wonder how they will ever get hired.

Some of the biggest signs of acting younger than you are include:

  • Fidgeting
  • Swearing
  • Wearing casual clothing
  • Becoming angry during an interview

Yes, you need to settle down when you’re in the interview, so that the other person doesn’t think you’re on drugs.  True, interviews can be a little nerve-wracking, but that’s why you practice ahead of time (and avoid coffee).

You also need to keep your mouth in check when you’re in an interview unless you are absolutely sure that it will be okay with the hiring manager.  (Hint, just keep your potty mouth to yourself.)

The more casual you dress, the less serious the hiring department will think you are, which is not the right impression to give.  You do want the job, after all.

Unless you are asked an absolutely inappropriate question during your interview, there is no need to get angry at the other person.  And even if they annoy you, you need to keep your self in check so you’re not yelling and lashing out.

Imagine what the other person would see in you when they realize that you’re short tempered.  No matter what the job is, you aren’t going to make the company confident in hiring you with that attitude.

Act your age, and make sure that you’re an adult in the room that’s ready to sign up for an adult job with adult responsibilities.

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