Twelve Ways to Blow Your Job Interview - Slide 11

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Even if the kids need to be picked up (maybe even particularly if the kids need to be picked up), avoid using your smartphone at any time during the interview. You’re going to be in some interviews where the hiring manager is busy tweeting about the interview. The difference between you and the hiring manager is that he already has the job. Don’t follow his bad example.

The Web is full of great articles about how to ace the interview. Preparation, listening, good eye contact, dressing for success and relaxing are essential elements of a successful interview. The Glassdoor Interviews & Reviews section is full of great advice.

What is never covered are the things that will definitely result in ruining your chance at the job. The obvious ones are being late, snarling at the other employees, and complaining about the coffee. Good manners are essential in the interview process.

However, according to, it’s also worth pointing out what to avoid during an interview.


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