I’ve spent many years on both sides of the interviewing table. I’ve interviewed for many positions, and I’ve interviewed many people for many positions. As an interviewee, I’ve made many mistakes. I’ve been unprepared, I’ve overshared, I’ve mumbled through answers, I’ve stumbled through answers, I’ve spoken too much, I’ve spoken too little, I’ve oversold myself, I’ve undersold myself, and I’ve made a host of other mistakes, too. And as an interviewer, I’ve witnessed all of these mistakes, many times, and many other mistakes as well.
While most interview mistakes are obvious to the mistake maker (say, not being prepared for a particular interview question and then having to answer it with, “I don’t know”), some mistakes are not that obvious. With respect to these less obvious type, [READ MORE about] three common interview errors you might be making without knowing it.