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What is the most common mistake managers and executives make in job interviews?
In nine years of serving on the faculty for a global professional association’s annual conference, that is the top question year after year.
Unfortunately, for nine years, my answer has been the same: poor preparation. Most of my former search consultant colleagues agree on this point.
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Today I want to share the three common failings of poor preparation.
- Inadequate research on the company, the job, and the questions applicants should be asking.
- Failure to prepare for the three common types of interviews: telephone screening, video, and face-to-face.
- Inadequate preparation for commonly asked interview questions.