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Unformatted text preview: MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu 1.133 M.Eng. Concepts of Engineering Practice Fall 2007 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: http://ocw.mit.edu/terms . A Human Resources Perspective Top Mistakes Made by Job Candidates 1. Unprepared y No knowledge of what company does, company history, values, mission, industry. y Unsure of what job and responsibilities are 2. Lack of Interest/Enthusiasm y No questions asked y Unable to communicate why they are interested in job/company 3. Inappropriate Attire y Too casual, too much perfume/cologne/makeup y Rule of thumb: Conservative business attire always! 4. Poor Body Language y No eye contact/facial expressions y Leaning on chair/desk/table y Fidgeting y Weak handshake Mistakes continued 5. Lack of Resume Knowledge y Cannot articulate accomplishments/provide specific examples y Overstated/incorrect work history 6. Lack of Punctuality y Being late without reason y Arriving too early Rule of thumb: Arrive 10 15 minutes before scheduled time 7. Unprofessionally y Talking negatively about past company/manager/employees y Chewing gum y Using inappropriate language 8. Rambling Answers y Talking so much that questions is not answered y Bragging/displaying arrogance rather than confidence y Rule of thumb: Keep answers concise, 2 3 minutes 9. Cell Phones y TURN THEM OFF!!! S.T.A.R. System y The S.T.A.R. System is a way to determine past behavior through effective interview questions. y Determine the S ituation or the T ask for which the applicant was responsible. y Find out what A ction the applicant took. y Determine the R esults of that action. Positioning Statement y A statement to introduce your strengths and expertise which manages to create a clear impression of value to employers....
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