This is a post from our friends at Money Crashers about how to avoid common interview mistakes.
As the daughter of a career counselor, the importance of the perfect job interview was pounded into my head since I was 15 and applied for my first job as a night receptionist. We’ve seen a lot of bad interviewers in the family biz, and more often than not, the best advice provided wasn’t a list of things to do or say, but rather a list of faux pas to avoid.
However, today’s job landscape barely resembles the one of 10 and even 5 years ago. With unemployment still hovering at 7.8%, the market is literally packed with highly qualified job seekers – i.e., your competition. To stand out from the pack, you must focus on being the best interviewee possible.