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Asked by Kelcie on May 31, 2018

What are some of the most common mistakes people make in interviews?

Answered by Tom, Hiring Expert at VF Corporation, on June 1, 2018

Top 3 in no particular order:

1.  Not being prepared - do your research on the position, on the company, the industry, etc.
2.  Coming off as arrogant vs. confident - be confident, but also humble and show you are eager to learn new things
3.  Not being yourself - don't try to be what you think the interviewers want you to be, just be yourself.  If you can't be yourself through the interview process, what makes you think you could be yourself working there?  If it's not a fit, it's not a fit, better to find out in the interview vs. your first week on the job.

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Answered by Patricia, Hiring Expert at ADP, on June 18, 2018

A common mistake is being unprepared. Do your research on an organization before you interview. Remember that you're interviewing a company just as much as they are interviewing you. Ask questions that will provide you with more insight into the organization. Questions regarding benefits and compensation can wait until you're further on in the process.

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