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This is Part 1.  You can break down interview mistakes into two categories:  poor preparation and misguided content.


Surveys of executive recruiters found that poor candidate preparation is the most common and frustrating problem. The applicant hasn’t done their homework on the prospective employer, nor have they prepared to answer even the most common interview questions effectively. 

The second mistake is misguided content. The applicant is too busy talking about their chronological experience to connect that with the employer’s needs.  

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The second mistake is misguided content. The applicant is too busy talking about their chronological experience to connect that with the employer’s needs.  

Take my career, for example.  I have worked as a newspaper editor, a crime writer covering the means streets of Houston, and an investigative reporter.  I was the launch director for Hermann Hospital’s famed Life Flight helicopter transport system; I helped set up the 14 subsequent programs nationally. I have worked as an executive search consultant in 6 countries on four continents. Great, but how does that history help solve an employer’s problems?

The answer is it doesn’t.

More in Part 2.