Secrets of the Job Hunt


Sunday, May 14, 2006

Talking too much: the most common interview mistake

Job candidates would do well to do more homework, talk less, and generally get over themselves, according to a recent survey of recruiters. Talking too much is the most common interview mistake that job candidates make, according to 36 percent of recruiters who completed the ninth edition of the quarterly Executive Recruiter Index, released today by Korn/Ferry International, a global provider of executive search, outsourced recruiting and leadership development solutions. Other common mistakes cited by recruiters include lack of knowledge about the company or position (22 percent), over-inflated ego (16 percent) and appearing overly confident (9 percent). (

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