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Biggest Blunders in Job Interviews

Your nerves may be racing during your first interview, but don’t let them get the best of you.

Blunder 1:
Not asking for clarification if you don’t understand a question in the interview.
Employers are not going to look down upon you for asking for clarification.   If you don’t answer the question and try to answer it – you’re at risk of making yourself look unknowledgeable.

Blunder 2:
Not being prepared with good questions at the end of the interview.
At the end of your interview when the employer asks, “Do you have any questions?”  Ask them.  If need be, prepare your questions in advance through research on the company.  Just be sure to ask questions.

Blunder 3:
Thinking the interview begins only when interview with the hiring manager/interviewer begins.
Remember that hiring manager may ask the receptionist what you were doing while you were waiting for him/her.  You need to impress everyone from start to finish.

Blunder 4:
Being negative or bitter about your past employers or your current job.
Get over it.  You need to impress the interviewer with your skills and how you are a fit for their job opening.

Blunder 5:
Being a Know-It-All.
You know plenty, but you must be flexible and willing to learn and grow.  Employers respond to positive people.

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