7 Tips to Blow a Job Interview

17 June 2008 at 4:14AM 1 comment

Marty M. Fahncke, Founder of Conference Call University and President of FawnKey & Associates, has a blog where he shares his perspectives. Last March, Marty was interviewing for administrative help. It wasn’t going well. So Marty jotted down a few observations.

Here are two of his seven (actually, eight) points:

7 tips to totally blow a job interview

#1 Don’t follow the instructions for submitting your resume. If they ask you to email it, fax it instead. If they ask you to send it by postal mail, it’s easier just to email it, right? Hiring managers love to hire people who can’t follow simple directions.

#3 During the interview, be sure to cut the interviewer off and start answering before he/she finishes a question. You are sure to give a 100% answer with only 50% of the question.

See the whole thing:


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. martyfahncke  |  18 June 2008 at 4:54AM

    Hi Troy,

    Glad you enjoyed my post enough to share. Hope your readers like it!

    Marty M. Fahncke


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My Core Ideas

1. "I can't tell you the best way to get a job - because there is no one best way. After 21 years of recruiting, I CAN share things I've seen candidates do to guarantee they DIDN'T get the job."

2. "Most companies don't realize how their recruiting process impacts their candidate pool, and their business. Attention to simple things will result in big improvements."

About the Author

Troy Bettinger, SPHR is a Denver Recruiter, Public Speaker, HR Metrics Analyst and Human Resources Leader who has been recruiting in corporate and municipal environments since 1991.

He specializes in the complete hiring process: defining, sourcing, recruiting, testing, interviewing, offering and orienting new hires. He's also well versed in strategic human resources, college recruiting, diversity recruiting, AAP, EEO, ATS integration, recruiting metrics, social media, recruiting leadership, training and employment branding.


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