Interview Mistakes to Stay Away From

Posted February 10, 2012 by

William Frierson of CollegeRecruiter.comWere you impressed by your last interview?  More importantly, was the interviewer impressed?  If the answer to the first question is no, then you may feel that one or more things went wrong in your interview.  For employers, even one mistake can raise a red flag about you as a candidate.  The following are interview mistakes made one too many times by job seekers:

Failing to research the company– By not knowing what a company does or what it values, you will seem uninterested in it, which doesn’t reflect well on a potential employee.

Saying too little or too much– If you are not saying enough when responding to questions, you could leave an impression of holding back; if you’re giving long answers, you might indicate a need to hear yourself talk.

Not asking questions– Asking questions shows initiative and your interest in learning more about the company.

For more interview mistakes to stay away from, please see the source.

An interview goes a long way in telling a potential employer whether or not you’re right for the job.  Leave this meeting feeling good about yourself by not making the mistakes that other candidates do.



William Frierson, staff writer for

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