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Twelve Worst Job Interview Mistakes

Twelve Worst Job Interview Mistakes

Julie Hordon / BusinessWeek

Among the tips for this stage of the application process: You don’t want to be unprepared or too rehearsed, or be labeled an HR stalker

Turning off a potential employer is easier than one might think. To score a job, avoid these 12 mistakes that candidates often make during the interview process.

1. Being Unprepared for Standard Questions

2. Sounding Too Rehearsed

3. Stalking HR

4. Applying for the Wrong Job

5. Arriving Too Early

6. Oversharing

7. Asking the Wrong Questions (Or No Questions at All)

8. Bungling the Salary Negotiation Process

9. Failing to Show Enthusiasm

10. Exaggerating Work Experience

11. Being Rude

12. Trashing a Former Employer

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