Not Showing Up On Time
Do whatever you need
to do to make sure you get to your interview on time, and build in a little bit of cushion
time for the commute for any unexpected delays you might encounter like heavy traffic.
Showing up late never looks good, no matter what the reason!
2. Sharing Your Weaknesses
When your interviewer asks you what some of your weaknesses
are, for goodness sake don't tell them. Say something that's not really a weakness
like you work too hard or you're a perfectionist. It's a trick
question and if you answer it honestly it will count against you. Weird but
3. Not Respecting the Person in Charge
Don't make assumptions about people's roles based on their
age, gender, race, or attire. The cute blonde in the corner you assume is the secretary
may be the Vice President, and the little Hispanic man in the blue work shirt may be the
CEO. Give everyone you meet during your interview visit your full attention and
4. Getting Caught in a Lie (Or a Half-Truth)
Never exaggerate or misrepresent your skills, experience,
or professional and educational background. These types of deceptions are quickly
uncovered by an interviewer familiar with the industry and the marketplace, and will earn
you a poor reputation that could hurt your career well into the future.
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