In the thousands of job interviews we at Integrity Staffing Solutions conduct every year, we’ve seen some pretty outrageous mistakes, from bringing breakfast (and eating it while talking) to showing up in a torn T-shirt and cutoffs.
The Mistake: Being Unprepared.
However, in our opinion, the one mistake that will do the most damage to your chance of getting hired is not doing your homework ahead of time. For one thing, knowing something about the company you’re interviewing with will help you explain how you can contribute to their success. For another, not bothering to do any research tells them you’re lazy and/or not really interested in working there.
3 Ways to Avoid It: Research, Research, Research.
Research the company.
Read their website thoroughly, until you’re confident you understand their business, vision, culture, challenges and recent events or changes.
Check out their social media pages (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.).
Google the company and see what...