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What NOT To Do On A Job Interview
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What NOT to Do on A Job Interview

Since unemployment is common in today's economy, landing a job interview can be difficult. However, when you do get one, you want to be able to make the most of it. For many individuals, the interview is the most stressful part of the job search process. This is the time where you have to sell yourself to employers and prove that you are suited for the job. At the same time, there are many qualified individuals stumble and make mistakes. This can ruin their chances of getting hired. Let's have a look at what NOT to do on a job interview.

Don't arrive late. With websites like MapQuest and auto navigation systems at the push of a button, there's not really an excuse for interview tardiness. Take note of traffic jams and construction work by leaving for your interview ahead of time. If you arrive early, you can use the extra time to review your prep materials.

Don't show up unprepared. Like many individuals, you probably have several days to prepare for your interview. This means that you have a sufficient amount of time to tidy up your resume and references. Also, it would be a good idea to learn everything you can about the company and the position that you're applying for. The more information you know about the company, the better the advantage you have over the other candidates.

Don't dress inappropriately. The first impression is always important in a job interview. Even though the trend could be for business casual, it's proper business etiquette to wear a suit. The company's goal is to hire the person that they think is fit to represent the business. Instead of explaining your unique style to a potential employer, focus on how you can convince a hiring manager that you will contribute to the company's overall success.

Don't talk too much. When you interview, both you and the interviewer are involved in sharing and listening for information. If you don't give the interviewer the opportunity to share, then you might be missing out on important information. Usually, the answers that you give to interview questions should be approximately 5 sentences long. How long it will take you to answer depends on your speaking speed. However, a minute or less is a good guideline to keep in consideration.

Knowing what NOT to do on a job interview is just as important as knowing what to do on a job interview. When you have an interview, it's only natural that you feel nervous. Thus, knowing what to avoid can help you when you go on your next one.


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Kymee  

This is a great article and very much needed info great job....hope it gets out there. God bless Kymee

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Thank you for the support.

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Johin  

Great Article. Should help people a lot

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