Liz on ’10 Ways to Ruin a Job Interview’

10 February 2009 at 12:54AM Leave a comment

On the YahooHotJobs site, 25-year HR veteran Liz Ryan provides some great advice on 10 job-interview gaffes to avoid.

  1. Complaining about the parking or directions.
  2. Bad-mouthing your previous job, manager, or company.
  3. Digging into details off the bat.
  4. Groveling.
  5. Answering a question before you understand it.
  6. Spacing out.
  7. Slouching.
  8. Cursing.
  9. “Opening the kimono.”
  10. Doing anything disgusting.

See her site for all the details.

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Entry filed under: Interviewing, NotJobs, Tips.

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