Avoid Common Interview Mistakes
Not getting enough info when the interview is scheduled. Ask how long the meeting will be, who will be there and what their titles are.
Scheduling too tightly around the interview. A one-hour interview can easily become two hours long if you’re invited on a tour or to meet employees.
Not researching the company, its products and competitors. The more you know, the better your answers will be.
Not bringing anything to the interview. At a minimum, bring notepaper, a pen and extra resumes, all tucked into a professional-looking notebook. Include giveaway copies of your references, letters of recommendation and work samples.
Not shaking everyone’s hand. A warm, professional handshake exudes confidence and reliability. Practice yours until it feels natural.
Not shutting off your cell phone or, worse, putting it on the table during the conversation and looking at it intermittently.