So much work just to get the job interview, let alone the job. The research, the resume writing, the applications, the networking, the follow-up…
And then some job seekers throw it all away by making these common, and completely avoidable, mistakes:
1. You Dress Inappropriately
This can work both ways—dressed up too much and dressed down too much; both can be avoided. The HR department is most often willing to communicate any employee dress codes, but if not, visit the organization and watch employees come and go to see their choice of attire.
4. You’re Desperate—and They Can TellHonestly, this goes back to the fact you’ve applied for hundreds of jobs and you really need this one. Understandable. It’s okay to be excited. Just be conscious of your emotions and focus on staying calm.
6. You Badmouth a Previous EmployerPlease. Don’t. Do. This. Negative attitudes attract no one. Be diplomatic in your responses to questions regarding prior employment, especially in situations, which may have ended poorly. “I’m interested in starting a new chapter” and “I’m looking for a different set of work challenges” work well as answers. Keep it simple. Keep it positive.
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