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Here are two common mistakes that derail many job interviews.

  1. Attitude
  2. Execution

Let’s unpack these concepts to help you avoid pitfalls.

Your attitude:  You may really want the job, or you may desperately need the job to pay your mortgage, children’s tuition, or food for your family.  These are essential needs.  But at the end of the day, a prospective employer doesn’t care.  They are focused on what value you can add to their operations.  The takeaway:  It is not about you.

Execution: To execute effectively as a job seeker, you must have a deep understanding of your value – how do your experience, your strengths, and record of accomplishment align with the employer’s needs?

Now, explain it to the employer.  Sell yourself.

The takeaway:  Interviewing is more than showing up to answer questions.  You must take the initiative and convince the hiring authority that you are the best solution.