Interview Mistakes That Cost People Jobs

Oversell
  • Trying too hard to impress; bragging; acting aggressively.
Undersell
  • Failing to emphasize the fact that you have related skills; discussing experience using negative qualifiers (i.e. 'I have a little experience...")
Body Language
  • It is easy to create a negative impression without even realizing that you are doing it. Aare you staring at your feet, or talking to the interviewer's shoulder? Be aware of what your actions say about you.
Lack of Honesty
  • The slightest stretching of the truth may result in you being screened out.
Negative Attitude
  • The interview is not an opportunity for you to complain about your current supervisor or co-workers (or even about 'little' things, such as the weather).
Lack of Preparation
  • You have to know about the organization and the occupation. If you don't, it will appear as though you are not interested in the position.
Lack of Enthusiasm
  • If you are not excited about the work at the intervew, the employer will not assume that your attitude will improve when hired.

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