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• Poor Communication Skills
This includes answering questions with “yes” or “no” answers. You need to display confidence. Engage the person you are
speaking with, and let the interviewer know that you are an excellent candidate for this position.
• Talking Too Much
The interviewer wants to know why you are the best person for the job. They do not need to hear your entire life story.
There are few things worse than interviewing someone who goes on and on and on. Keep your answers concise, to-thepoint, and focused. Don’t ramble, and don’t lie or make up stories. The best advice is to be honest and simply answer the
questions. • Not answering the question
Nothing is more frustrating for an interviewer than to ask a simple question and not get an answer. Straight away it sets
off alarm bells in the interviewer’s head that the person is either unprepared or not listening. Make sure you listen to the
question and take a moment to gather your thoughts before you respond.
• Forgetting to Follow Up
No matter how well you think the interview went, always follow up. If you have not heard from the interviewer within a
few days, don’t be afraid to call and follow up and reiterate your interest in the position. A follow up thank you email or
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This note was uploaded on 06/07/2013 for the course BA 202 taught by Professor Cuongvu during the Fall '13 term at Copenhagen Business School.
- Fall '13