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The Interview Question & Answer Book by James Innes

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Chapter 7

The 15 most common interview mistakes – and how to avoid them!

The same common mistakes crop up time and time again at interview. Too many jobseekers miss out on their dream job because of a small number of easily avoided blunders.

Some of the mistakes that people make at interview are very obvious and others are more subtle. The CV Centre has conducted a comprehensive survey to derive a ‘Top 15’ and, in this chapter, I will list these 15 most common interview mistakes. As always, forewarned is forearmed.

1. Not knowing enough about the job you’re applying for

The key to preventing pre-interview jitters is to prepare yourself thoroughly. We fear what we don’t know and what we can’t control, yet there is so much you can do to plan ...

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