31 May '11, 8am

10 Job-Interview Mistakes to Avoid

Tim Tyrell-Smith , On Wednesday 25 May 2011, 0:24 SGT We all make the occasional mistake in a job interview. To help you avoid a few of the big ones, this list is for you. Many mistakes occur during the first five minutes of a job interview . You are nervous. The interviewer is just settling in, and there's no structure yet. This list identifies the types of interview mistakes that interviewers see far too often. Mistakes pull you out of the running awfully fast. And while these are often not "interview killers" on their own, they are clearly job-interview risks you are wise to avoid. [See 12 Common Work Email Mistakes .] 1. Joking around. Don't tell jokes. Don't consider it a fun opening line or ice-breaker. The odds of you offending someone (or even worse telling a bad joke) are too high. Don't do it. If humor is an important part of who you are, find a way to share an i...

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