Interviewing Tips For Job Hunters

Hiring Tips For Mental Health Jobs And Others

  1. General tips

The presence to a job interview should be treated with the utmost seriousness and responsibility by the candidates, the more so as any aspect matters and can make a difference. Competition on the labor market is harsh at the moment. An employer will analyze all aspects of a candidate’s presentation: from the submission of a complete, correct CV that reflects the reality, to being on time at the meeting, wearing adequate attire and presenting adequate behavior and communication skills.  It’s important to recognize that hiring for mental health jobs Denver has, is much different than hiring for other jobs that don’t require the personal attention and education that the social work and mental health jobs do.

  1. What do you have to do / how to behave to maximize your chances to be hired?

The ideal recipe for hiring does not exist, but there are a few things to keep in mind that, even if they do not guarantee employment, will certainly help us leave a good impression to the employer. Behavior must be natural in the first place (it does nothing to help us to be different than we are in reality because the appearance can not last forever). You have to be receptive and listen to the interviewer carefully so you know what to point out. It is advisable to inform yourself before your present to an interview because this way you show interest and you can have common points of discussion with the employer. It is important to have a correct dialogue.

  1. Unforgivable mistakes during the interview – Some things you must not do

In this case, the list is quite large and it would be difficult to make a ranking of the biggest mistakes. However, we can list some of the most common:

  • Wearing something inappropriate

The wrong attire will make the wrong impression to the interviewer, who will likely think that the candidate is not interested enough in the job.

  • Being late

In the worst case, you should announce that it is possible to be late for the interview, but no more than 5-10 minutes, otherwise you risk losing your opportunity.

  • Criticism of your former employer

This attitude will only make you look unreliable.

  • Lack of interest and arrogance

A lack of goals and objectives as well as the impossibility of reporting professional achievements will create you a poor image in the eyes of the employer.

  • The exaggerated emphasis on the financial aspect and its correlation with non-employment criteria: existing credits, salary limits in the market etc.

The employer wants to know what you can do and what value you can add to the company, not what credits and financial problems you have. Avoid talking about them unless you want to look desperate or lacking organization in your personal life.

  • Indecision

Do not present yourself at an interview if you are not 100% sure that you want that job. Testing the market just to see what jobs are available without a clear goal will frustrate your employer and eliminate your future chances of collaboration.


What are the most common reasons why a candidate is rejected after an interview?

  • The candidate does not meet the job requirements
  • The candidate does not fit in terms of personal skills (in many cases, personal skills tend to be highly ranked than professional expertise)
  • Payment expectations that exceed the company’s budget
  • Attitude of the candidate
  • Lack of reliability, interest and personal implication