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How to: Avoid the Top 10 Job Interview Mistakes (Infographic)

We all know just how awkward a job interview encounter can be. And for those of your that don’t, a. You’re very lucky and b. you have to read THIS POST immediately! But for the vast majority of job seekers, the interview process is still the most nerve-wrecking part of the job hunting process. And while some interview mistakes are common sense and are relatively easy to avoid, some mistakes aren’t always obvious.

That’s where this infographic from Independence University comes in. After they surveyed a number of employers and found many of them had the same pet peeves when it came to how candidates conduct themselves in an interview, they decided to outline some of the biggest job interview mistakes to help you navigate your way through the interview process successfully. That was kind of them!

P.S. As always, we’ll have our Top Takeaways at the bottom of the infographic. Bets of luck job seekers!


Top Takeaways:

  • Watch your body language! Stay alert, make sure your posture is good and that you keep eye contact with the interviewer.
  • How you dress for your interview depends on the type of job you’re going for. Creative roles will often demand more casual attire. More corporate roles will require you to wear a sharp business suit. But when going for an interview it’s always important to dress to impress.
  • Watch how you speak. Do your research before the interview. Know the vital statistics about the company you’re interviewing with. Prepare for questions the may ask about your skills by selecting relevant examples from your career to back up your claims. Never talk negatively about your current or you past employers. The interviewer will assume if you speak about other employers that way, you will start talking about their company like that eventually too. You need to convey ultimate professionalism during an interview.
  • Don’t use your phone in an interview. Ever. 

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