10 interview mistakes that could cost you your next job

  • ​Failing to interview the interviewers

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    An employer wants to feel certain that you will stay in the job for the long haul. One way to assure the employer that you are the right person is to collect as much information from the interviewers as they do from you so that you can make an informed decision if you receive an offer.

    According to Monique Honaman, CEO of ISHR Group, "Candidates make a big mistake when they spend the entire interview selling themselves and no time interviewing the prospective employer. This should be a two-way discussion. We have coached many clients who jumped at a new role only to realize that they did not do their due diligence on the company and found out they didn't 'fit' with the culture."

    So, always ask questions and interview your interviewer. This can also extend your interview which can be helpful for you. Robson suggests that the length of your interview is a good indicator of your success, "If you're in for a minimum of 45 minutes, you're 75 percent of the way there. Every additional minute implies another 1% certainty of good performance, so 46 minutes equals 76 percent and 47 minutes equals 77 percent. The way to extend the interview is to ask questions and build on interview minutes."