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5. - DON'T DRESS INAPPROPRIATELY. Whether you like it or not, job interview is not time to express your individuality. Always remember that your goal is to gain employment, not to make a fashion statement. Accordingly, you should not dress in any way that will distract attention from you and your qualifications. Things to avoid include unconventional hair colors, excessive jewelry and makeup and any clothes that you would wear to a nightclub. Prior to interview, contact companies HR department and inquire about company dress code. Do your best to dress accordingly. If there is any doubt, err on side of being overdressed.
6. - DON'T BE UNTRUTHFUL Never, ever lie during an interview. Mistruths have an uncanny habit of catching up to people. If interviewer catches you in a lie during interview, you have seriously damaged your chances of being hired. After all, would you hire someone that you couldnít trust? If your employer finds out you lied after you have been hired, it could be grounds for dismissal. Even if they do not dismiss you, you are still in serious trouble as you have damaged your integrity in eyes of your boss. The bottom line is that you should always be truthful when interviewing.
7. - DON'T BE MODEST. When searching for right job, put your modesty aside. Donít be afraid to confidently describe your skills and accomplishments. After all, if you donít sing your praises to your potential boss, then who will? Donít count on your resume to do all work; it is only a tool to help you land interview. Once you get your foot in door, it is up to you to convince interviewer that you are ideal person for job. Worried that you will come across as conceited instead of self-confident? Then practice how and what you will say with a friend or family member who can provide honest feedback.
8. - DON'T FORGET THE "THANK YOU NOTE. Once interview has concluded, take a few moments to jot down your impressions of interviewer, what you talked about and any interesting points that were brought up during meeting. The ideal time and place to do this is in your car a soon as you have exited building, as your thoughts will be most fresh at this time. Use this information as you compose a well thought out thank you note to interviewer. Mail this note no later than day following interview. Remember promptness signals interest.
By avoiding these 8 simple mistakes, you can improve your chances of having a successful interview and landing job of your dreams.
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Sincerely, Nathan Newberger, http://www.WorkTree.com "Helping You Find More Jobs Faster"
Nathan Newberger is the job and career expert at http://www.WorkTree.com Nathan has over 10 years experience in staffing and human resources. He has worked both as a recruiter and career counselor. Mr. Newberger has been the Managing Editor at http://www.WorkTree.com for the past 5 years and his articles have helped thousands of job seekers.