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The strangest interview mistakes
Are you on the job hunt and ready to go on your next interview? Then you should definitely be prepared to avoid the most common interview mistakes.
Dress appropriately, turn off your cell phone, do your research about the company and prepare the most common interview questions. Appearing disinterested is the No. 1 turnoff for employers, according to a study by CareerBuilder.
Also trying too hard to make a lasting impression on a prospective employer in an interview could backfire.
In CareerBuilder's annual study on the most common and most outlandish job interview mistakes to avoid, hiring managers provided real-life examples of the most peculiar behaviours they witnessed in job interviews:
"A job interview can be one of the most nerve-wracking experiences out there, so it's important to plan and practice," said Rosemary Haefner, Vice President of Human Resources at CareerBuilder. "Have a friend run through a mock interview with you, asking questions you think will come up and some curve balls you're not expecting. Thoroughly research the company ahead of time and draft responses that incorporate your accomplishments. The more prepared you are, the less likely you are to run into mishaps."
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