Missteps to Avoid in Job InterviewsIn one handy package, Adriana Gardella provides a list of seven mistakes to avoid in a job interview, each illustrated with a telling example.
The mistakes are:
- Being rude or otherwise behaving badly in front of low-level employees (e.g., the receptionist).
- Telling the interviewer too much about your life circumstances, such as your medical situation or your childcare hassles.
- Assuming your resume speaks for itself.
- Taking phone calls and checking for incoming messages during the interview. (It's hard to believe that people actually do this, but take it from Gardella, they do.)
- Suggesting that the job you're interviewing for is beneath you.
- Following up on the interview too aggressively, i.e., leaving multiple messages to inquire how the company is progressing with their decision-making.
- Being sloppy in the written messages you send to the prospective employer, whether through snail mail, email, text messaging, or social media such as Facebook. Always proofread before sending.
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