JOB SEARCH TIP: The ten biggest job interview mistakes.

31 Jul

I reached out to ten folks who’ve been in the job search coaching business to help identify the most commons mistakes job interviewees make:

  1. Being unprepared, including not doing homework to understand the employer and the job,
  2. Not using your understanding of the prospective employer to ask your own questions,
  3. Being late,
  4. Speaking poorly of a former employer or boss,
  5. Lying,
  6. Failing to give responses that showcase results you have provided that can help them contribute to their success,
  7. Having a bad attitude,
  8. Not following up after the interview,
  9. Sharing too much information that isn’t relevant to the job, and
  10. Inappropriate dress.

The good news is each of these mistakes can be easily avoided—prepare, prepare, prepare.

It’s a new day. Let’s make it a great one.

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