Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid in an Interview

Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid in an Interview


10) Leaving your cell phone on
9) Chewing gum or sucking on a candy during the interview (its distracting!)
8) Accepting a drink (this is dangerous and can easily spill on you or worse the person you are interviewing with)
7) Taking extensive notes, and not paying enough attention to what is being said
6) Getting too comfortable with the person you are interviewing with *Some people become to casual and can often reveal inappropriate information
5) Focusing on the negative ie. Sharing all the reasons your prior positions did not work or what you did not like about past employers
4) Bringing too much stuff into the interview with you. Being prepared is good, but it is unnecessary to bring more then one bag or notebook
3) TALKING TOO MUCH!
2) The dead fish handshake. No one wants to hire someone who is not confident enough to have a strong handshake (the bone-cruncher handshake is just as bad)
1) Showing up late. Enough said