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Top 10 Ways to NOT Get Hired. 1. Resume Longer Than One Page. Keep short and to the point. Appetizer, not a main course. Not a literary work . 2. Don’t Research Company. Knowledge of company shows interest. Verify you like the company and want to work there.

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1 resume longer than one page
1. Resume Longer Than One Page

  • Keep short and to the point.

  • Appetizer, not a main course.

  • Not a literary work.


2 don t research company
2. Don’t Research Company

  • Knowledge of company shows interest.

  • Verify you like the company and want to work there.

  • Most companies have a web-site.


3 don t ask a single question
3. Don’t Ask a Single Question

  • Asking questions shows interest.

  • Formulate a standard set of questions you can ask each interviewer

    • What is it like to work at <company name>?

    • What are you looking for in an ideal candidate?

  • Better decision making.

  • Opportunity to bring up missed topics.


4 lie
4. Lie

  • Do not put something on your resume you can not answer.

  • Do not look up answers during the interview.

  • If you do not know the answer, say “I don’t know”.

  • Ask the interviewer for the answers.


5 stare blankly when asked questions
5. Stare Blankly When Asked Questions

  • Expect to be asked certain standard questions.

    • Why do you want this job?

    • Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years?

  • Try not to be nervous.

  • Practice. Practice. Practice.

  • Know your strengths and focus on them.

  • Never put yourself down.

  • Smile.


Final comments
Final Comments

  • No guarantees.

  • Learning experience.

  • Enjoy yourself.



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