Searching for a new job is quite daunting and exhausting, as there are many things to consider. And there is one common mistake jobseekers make during interviews. Take a look at the red flags you should be looking out for while being interviewed. Keep on reading!
A Red Flag Jobseekers Should Know About
Jobseekers are often ‘tricked’ during interviews. You already know that you have to be prepared for all types of questions, and some employers’ way of finding the best candidate is to throw curveballs at you. It’s also easy to get so caught up in the process that you may not notice some red flags.
Being asked too many personal questions about your life outside work is a warning sign. There must be boundaries between employer and employee, so ask yourself why the interviewer is so interested in what you do when you’re not at the office. Not focusing on your professional achievements shows a lack of professionalism from the interviewer.
The Perfect Balance
When starting a new role, you should establish a healthy relationship with your new workplace. You need to find a way to balance your job and personal life. Your time with family and friends should be as enjoyable as your time in the office—so making sure that you’re not being pressured into working beyond your scheduled hours is something to keep an eye on in your first weeks and months.
Other employees might describe their team as a ‘family’, which is a common false narrative in the workplace. It often means they are definitely hiding something. It’s already difficult enough to find a good job, and there’s no need to sugar-coat things as it can give job seekers a wrong impression. What’s even worse is getting the job and realizing it’s not what you expected. Consider these warnings before your next interview, and make sure to be careful!