9 Rookie Interview Mistakes That Experienced People Make All the Time

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9 Rookie Interview Mistakes

When you think about the common interview mistakes—showing up late (or way too early), over (or under) dressing, not coming prepared with research about the company—you probably picture entry-level folks, straight out of college. They’re new to the working world, and perhaps they just haven’t yet learned the ins and outs of interviewing.

But not so fast. It turns out that even senior-level candidates make blunders during the interview process—major ones.

I asked nine YEC startup founders to explain the biggest mistakes they’ve seen when it comes to interviewing more experienced candidates. Here are some of the worst, so you can avoid them at all costs.

See Sheldon Michael, our Founder’s thought on how to identify dishonesty.


5. You’re Dishonest

Having all the right answers can be questionable. There have been a handful of times when an individual’s skill level was nothing near where he or she said it was. It’s disappointing, but I’ve made it a point to double-check all candidates’ resumes and really tune in to what they’re saying.

—Sheldon Michael,  Netjumps International



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