When you are looking to switch job then you go through a fresh interview. Interviewers ask you about your current job and company. When you are describing your current job you may make a mistake of saying anything negative about it. You should not make such mistake. You are looking to grow and you are looking for a better job opportunity which you see in a company for which you are sitting in the interview but that does not mean you need to say anything negative about your current job or company. This leaves a bad impression. Like this you should avoid some common mistakes when you are describing your current job. Here are those:
- You should not complain
When you are asked why you want to move on from your current job then you should not start complaining about your current job. You should not say that you want to leave your current job because you have n numbers of bad things about it. Rather you should talk that you are looking for new opportunity and growth prospect which you feel this new company can provide you.
- Don’t say that you learnt nothing substantial from your current job
You should not say that that you want a new job because you got no or very limited learning from your current job. Rather you should talk about the things which you learned from your current job which helped you grow. But you want to switch because your current job and company cannot support your long term goals.
- Don’t use jargon too much
Even if you are coming from a job which is quite technical in nature you should avoid using too many jargon during the job interview. Don’t think that by using too many jargon you would sound intelligent. In fact it may simple frustrate your interview. This leaves an impression that you are trying to cover up for the lack of knowledge with excessive use of jargons to look and sound smart which may not go your way.
- Don’t be shy talking about your contributions in your current job
Yes, you are looking for a new job, a better job. You might be sitting for an interview in a bigger company than your current one but that does not mean what you have done so far is of no meaning. You should talk about your contributions in your current job as much as required. This shows enthusiasm you have for your job and your self-confidence as well.
- Don’t talk bad about your boss
Many employees don’t have many good things to say about their boss behind their back and vice versa. But you should not make this mistake of saying anything negative about your boss. Actually even if you don’t like your boss if you see clearly you have learnt so many things from your boss and he/she has contributed in your career growth and as a person as well. So, talk positive about your boss if asked in your interview.
So, no matter what is your reason to leave your current job and going for a new one, you should definitely avoid these mistakes when you are describing your current job.