Top Six Mistakes Made During a Job Interview

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You need to prove to your interviewer that you are the most qualified candidate for the job. Being vague in your answers will guarantee you’ll fail. Provide specific examples of your accomplishments and how they will benefit this new company. Come up with a list of stories ahead of time for the most common interview questions, or even the most outrageous interview questions. Preparation is key for nailing any question the interviewer throws at you.

These are the biggest mistakes for standard interviews. Other issues arise when candidates enter the territory of phone and video interviews. Be sure to cover all of your bases so you know exactly how to succeed in your next job interview. Avoid these mistakes and you’re already way ahead of your competition.

The job interview is arguably the most important step in your job search. Once you’ve gotten past the applicant tracking system, it’s your time to truly shine. It’s your opportunity to say, “I am the best candidate for this job and here’s why.”

Unfortunately, the job interview is also a step where many candidates fall apart. When you enter a situation with a ton of nerves, it’s a challenge to push past them and make sure all the little details go according to plan. Plenty of candidates make costly mistakes during their job interviews and forfeit jobs for which they’re perfectly qualified.

Heather Human, writing for, has identified the top six mistakes and how you can avoid making them during your next job interview.


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