Off the Interviewer
When you are nervous and
anxious to share how qualified you are for the job, it's easy to get on a roll. Make
sure you don't cut off your interviewer in the process. They probably won't remember
what you said, but they will remember that you cut them off. If you do this
by accident, you can recover if stop, apologize, and give the floor back to the
6. Giving Too Much Information
The fact that you think your current boss is an idiot and
the two of you got into an argument this morning is irrelevant in the job interview - so
please don't share it. You only want to provide information that will help you get a
job offer, so don't volunteer additional information that could hurt your chances.
7. Talking Money too Soon
Your job in the interview is to convince the interviewer to
want to hire you. Once you are extended an offer you can negotiate your salary. Talking about salary in
the interview won't help you get an offer, so use that time to showcase your skills and
8. Arguing With the Interviewer
If you have a strong opinion about an industry trend or
current event and find that your interviewer has a differing opinion, just let it go.
Don't try to lock horns and argue down their position. You might win your point,
but you sure won't win the job.
9. Forgetting to Bring Copies of Your Resume
You never know how many people
you will be meeting with, and your interviewer may not have a copy of your resume handy. Make life easier for yourself
and them by bringing enough so that you'll have a copy to use as your guide in the
interview and you'll be able to hand extras out to as many people as you need to.
10. Dressing Inappropriately
Even if you won't be wearing a suit and tie to work if you
get the job, you will need to dress professionally for the
interview. Although it may be unintentional, a candidate who isn't dressed
appropriately for an interview sends a message of flippancy and disrespect. Send a message
that says you are professional and competent by wearing appropriate business attire to the
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