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Top 8 mistakes in project management
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Dressing inappropriately can work both
ways. You will certainly want to wear a
suit if you are interviewing for
professional position. When
interviewing for a summer job at your
local theme park or as a lifeguard, for
example, dress accordingly in neat and
casual attire. If you aren't sure what to
wear, visit the organization and watch
employees coming in and out of the
office to see what they are wearing.
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You're too focused on yourself.
If you overuse the "I" word during the
interview, hiring managers may see a
big ego standing in the way of a job
offer. "Many candidates talk about
themselves ad nauseam, with little or no
relevancy to the job opening at hand,"
says Manciagli. "Whether this is due to
nerves, or a lack of self-awareness, or
naiveté — people hurt their chances of
getting the job."
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Talk Too Much?
There is nothing much worse than
interviewing someone who goes on and
on and on... The interviewer really
doesn't need to know your whole life
story. Keep your answers succinct, to-
the-point and focused and don't ramble
- simply answer the question.
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You can't answer basic questions about your
It's one of the most common interview
questions: "What are your strengths?"
Yet hiring managers say far too many
job candidates flub their answers. Use
this opening to your best advantage.
"Companies want to know why you're a
great fit for the job they have. They
want details, skill sets,
accomplishments. You might say, 'I've
exceeded my sales goals every quarter.'
Or, 'My division brought in five new
accounts in six months,' or 'We created
three new ad programs and drove X
amount of revenue.'"
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You leave your cell phone on?
When the ring of your phone cuts short
a critical conversation about the job you
covet, guess what it does to your
chances? And if you actually pick up
that phone or send a text during your
interview, as some people do — don't
wonder why you weren't called back.
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You're late to the interview.
"I've heard every excuse in the book,"
says one human resources professional.
"'I got stuck in traffic.' 'I couldn't find
the building.' 'The campus is so big I
got lost.'" Whatever the case, it means
you didn't give yourself enough time. "I
tell clients that if they're not in the
lobby 30 minutes before the interview,
they're late." It bears emphasis: Allow
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You know little or nothing about the company's
Do some research. Reach out to friends
and colleagues in the business. Surf for
information. Ask career coaches. Is the
company ultra conservative? Do
staffers dress in business casual? Learn
what you can — then dress for the
"I can always tell when a candidate
hasn't done basic homework about the
culture," says one seasoned hiring
executive, "based on the way he or she
looks." When in doubt, dress up.
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You badmouth a previous employer?
Negative attitudes attract no one —
that's the bottom line. It's also a small
world. Be careful what you say about
previous places of employment,
especially when your guard is down. No
matter why you left a job or what your
experience was, there are diplomatic
ways to explain an unfortunate
circumstance, even if the atmosphere
(or boss, or pay, or company) was
rotten. You can say you're interested in
new responsibilities, a variety of
challenges, more authority, a different
location — or simply that the current
job posting appealed to you so strongly
you couldn't resist reaching out.
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Useful job interview materials:
111 project management interview questions:
The above interview questions and other materials can be used for customer service job positions such as: project
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