interview blunders to avoid

I have a lot of friends who are looking for work. I have a lot of friends who are thnking about looking for work. My job search is on hiatus.

Just in case, though, I keep my eye out for information, tips and tricks to help me when I decide to get back out there. About.com’s Job Search site has the Top 10 Interview Blunders. The shortlist:

  1. Don’t Prepare
  2. Dress Inappropriately
  3. Poor Communication Skills
  4. Too Much Communication
  5. Talk Too Much
  6. Don’t Talk Enough
  7. Fuzzy Facts
  8. Give the Wrong Answer
  9. Badmouthing Past Employers
  10. Forget to Follow Up

The one to pay attention to in this list:

4. Too Much Communication
Believe it or not, a recent candidate for employment, who, by the way, didn’t get the job, didn’t hesitate to answer his cell phone when it rang during an interview. Leave the phone behind or at least turn it off before you enter the building. Same goes for coffee, food and anything else other than you, your resume, your job application, and your list of references. They don’t belong at an interview.

Good info. Now all I need is an interview where I can put these into practice.

Author: Paloma Cruz

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