Top 10 Mistakes   Job Interviewing By: Bill Holland www.mandrake.ca /bill ca.linkedin.com/in/talentproof www.twitter.com/t...
Introduction <ul><li>Reaching the interview stage is a definite milestone in the job search process. You – or your resume ...
#10 – Not Following Up <ul><li>Most people follow up with a thank you note after the interview. What will differentiate yo...
#9 – Not Looking the Part <ul><li>Find out in advance what the particular style of attire is at the company. Err on the co...
#8 – Talking About Compensation <ul><li>Unless the interviewer brings up the topic it’s not the time or place to talk abou...
#7 – Bad Mouthing <ul><li>Whether it’s your boss, your colleagues, your company or the parking attendant, refrain from spe...
#6 – Being Arrogant <ul><li>Off course you want to acknowledge your accomplishments, but be sure to give credit where it’s...
#5 – Rambling On <ul><li>Answer the interviewers questions in a clear and concise manner. Preparing your answers in advanc...
#4 – Not Making Appropriate Eye Contact <ul><li>Shifty eyes might make you appear nervous and untrustworthy. Staring, on t...
#3 – Being Rude <ul><li>There is no excuse for being rude to anyone. Word travels fast, so be as pleasant and congenial to...
#2 – Being Unprepared <ul><li>Even if you have only a day to prepare, spend some time learning about the position, company...
#1 – Being Late <ul><li>Do whatever you can do to avoid being late, in addition to setting an alarm. Know in advance where...
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  1. 1. Top 10 Mistakes Job Interviewing By: Bill Holland www.mandrake.ca /bill ca.linkedin.com/in/talentproof www.twitter.com/talentproof
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Reaching the interview stage is a definite milestone in the job search process. You – or your resume – happened to convince the employer that you are a worthy candidate and that meeting you would be worthwhile. The interview gives you yet another opportunity to demonstrate your worthiness. Make the best of this opportunity and watch out that your don’t make the classic job interviewing mistakes. </li></ul>
  3. 3. #10 – Not Following Up <ul><li>Most people follow up with a thank you note after the interview. What will differentiate you, then, is if you fail to follow up. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadySet Hired! A Practical Guide to Finding a Job. </li></ul><ul><li>I recently co-authored the book ReadySet Hired! which takes you through all stages of the job search process, from beginning to end. Easily manage your job search through a 10-step process supported by coaching comments, quick tips and dozens of online resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Available FREE! at www.readysethired.com </li></ul>
  4. 4. #9 – Not Looking the Part <ul><li>Find out in advance what the particular style of attire is at the company. Err on the conservative side and make sure that you’re also well groomed. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadySet Hired! A Practical Guide to Finding a Job. </li></ul><ul><li>I recently co-authored the book ReadySet Hired! which takes you through all stages of the job search process, from beginning to end. Easily manage your job search through a 10-step process supported by coaching comments, quick tips and dozens of online resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Available FREE! at www.readysethired.com </li></ul>
  5. 5. #8 – Talking About Compensation <ul><li>Unless the interviewer brings up the topic it’s not the time or place to talk about compensation. At this stage you want to focus on the job and what you can bring to the company, not what they can do for you. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadySet Hired! A Practical Guide to Finding a Job. </li></ul><ul><li>I recently co-authored the book ReadySet Hired! which takes you through all stages of the job search process, from beginning to end. Easily manage your job search through a 10-step process supported by coaching comments, quick tips and dozens of online resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Available FREE! at www.readysethired.com </li></ul>
  6. 6. #7 – Bad Mouthing <ul><li>Whether it’s your boss, your colleagues, your company or the parking attendant, refrain from speaking ill of anyone. It’s unprofessional and reflects poorly on you. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadySet Hired! A Practical Guide to Finding a Job. </li></ul><ul><li>I recently co-authored the book ReadySet Hired! which takes you through all stages of the job search process, from beginning to end. Easily manage your job search through a 10-step process supported by coaching comments, quick tips and dozens of online resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Available FREE! at www.readysethired.com </li></ul>
  7. 7. #6 – Being Arrogant <ul><li>Off course you want to acknowledge your accomplishments, but be sure to give credit where it’s due. You can’t be too modest, but arrogance will do you no good. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadySet Hired! A Practical Guide to Finding a Job. </li></ul><ul><li>I recently co-authored the book ReadySet Hired! which takes you through all stages of the job search process, from beginning to end. Easily manage your job search through a 10-step process supported by coaching comments, quick tips and dozens of online resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Available FREE! at www.readysethired.com </li></ul>
  8. 8. #5 – Rambling On <ul><li>Answer the interviewers questions in a clear and concise manner. Preparing your answers in advance will help you keep focused and on track. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadySet Hired! A Practical Guide to Finding a Job. </li></ul><ul><li>I recently co-authored the book ReadySet Hired! which takes you through all stages of the job search process, from beginning to end. Easily manage your job search through a 10-step process supported by coaching comments, quick tips and dozens of online resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Available FREE! at www.readysethired.com </li></ul>
  9. 9. #4 – Not Making Appropriate Eye Contact <ul><li>Shifty eyes might make you appear nervous and untrustworthy. Staring, on the other hand, can be disconcerting. Appropriate eye contact will serve to ease the conversation. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadySet Hired! A Practical Guide to Finding a Job. </li></ul><ul><li>I recently co-authored the book ReadySet Hired! which takes you through all stages of the job search process, from beginning to end. Easily manage your job search through a 10-step process supported by coaching comments, quick tips and dozens of online resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Available FREE! at www.readysethired.com </li></ul>
  10. 10. #3 – Being Rude <ul><li>There is no excuse for being rude to anyone. Word travels fast, so be as pleasant and congenial to the receptionist as you would to the CEO. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadySet Hired! A Practical Guide to Finding a Job. </li></ul><ul><li>I recently co-authored the book ReadySet Hired! which takes you through all stages of the job search process, from beginning to end. Easily manage your job search through a 10-step process supported by coaching comments, quick tips and dozens of online resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Available FREE! at www.readysethired.com </li></ul>
  11. 11. #2 – Being Unprepared <ul><li>Even if you have only a day to prepare, spend some time learning about the position, company and interviewers. Rehearse your personal pitch and answers to typical interview questions. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadySet Hired! A Practical Guide to Finding a Job. </li></ul><ul><li>I recently co-authored the book ReadySet Hired! which takes you through all stages of the job search process, from beginning to end. Easily manage your job search through a 10-step process supported by coaching comments, quick tips and dozens of online resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Available FREE! at www.readysethired.com </li></ul>
  12. 12. #1 – Being Late <ul><li>Do whatever you can do to avoid being late, in addition to setting an alarm. Know in advance where you have to go, how you’ll get there, and how long it will take. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadySet Hired! A Practical Guide to Finding a Job. </li></ul><ul><li>I recently co-authored the book ReadySet Hired! which takes you through all stages of the job search process, from beginning to end. Easily manage your job search through a 10-step process supported by coaching comments, quick tips and dozens of online resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Available FREE! at www.readysethired.com </li></ul>

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