How to Avoid Over Sharing of Information During an Interview
vFocus on the objective
important to keep the employer’s objectives in mind when interviewing for a
highly sought-after position in our experience, far too many prospective
employees shoot themselves in the foot by providing their employers with
redundant or completely unnecessary information while in a job interview.
future boss is interested in hearing about how you work in a team, they do not
care about the fact about your childhood activities
vResearch the Company You’re Interviewing With
shows your lack of competency more than failing to adequately research the
company that is thinking about employing you. Spending time to go through the
company’s website or searching for news articles featuring the company provide
you with a reasonable number of details and save you from that awkward point in
the interview where you begin to give irrelevant information
vPrepare for the “What’s Your Weakness?” Question
question that causes more interview overshares than any other is the “what’s your
weakness” question that has become common place. Before your interview make
sure to come up with a pre-fabricated response to this question. Remember to be
honest, but also to emphasize how you have attempted or successfully overcome
your weakness in the past.
too much information and not enough is difficult however having the
self-awareness to identify if you are an over-sharer is the first step to being
able to manage your over-sharing tendencies. Learn to really listen
to the interview question. Often because we are nervous, we don’t really listen
to the question we are being asked. We are already thinking how we are going to
respond and then we miss the detail/intent of the interview question.
To the interview
question. Often because we are nervous, we don’t really listen to the question
we are being asked. We are already thinking how we are going to respond and
then we miss the detail/intent of the interview question. It’s easy to fall
into the trap of rambling and sharing irrelevant info because we don’t really
know what question we are supposed to be answering.
vAvoid sharing personal information
want to know details about your personal or family struggles and sharing this
type of information could come across as unprofessional and make your
interviewer uncomfortable. You wouldn’t want your potential employer to worry
you won’t be able to separate your personal and professional lives or you’ll be
bringing family drama to work.