The Most Common Mistake People Make in Interviews, According to Recruiters

by Jennifer Bewley via Fairygodboss | November 27, 2017
Re-posted from Vault

In any job search, there’s a lot to overcome—from machine-based resume screening to narrow-minded hiring managers. That said, the No. 1 mistake most people make in interviews is within their control.

You just have to learn how to speak up for yourself effectively, according to Gail Tiburzi Buck and Rebecca Oppenheim, Managing Partners at Wolf + Ryan, an executive search firm that believes employment is empowerment and donates services to victims of domestic violence for every placement they make. I spoke to both women about ways we can more smartly advocate for ourselves. Here’s what they had to say.

What is the No. 1 mistake candidates make when interviewing?

We find that the No. 1 mistake our candidates make while interviewing is not advocating enough for themselves. Interviewing is tough, especially if you haven’t had to use these skills in a couple years. But it’s important to be ready for your job search before you land yourself in front of the hiring manager of your ideal company.


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