Interviewing is obviously the pre-requisite to obtaining your dream job. The perfect interview can guarantee your position or seal your fate, so it’s important to approach an interview cautiously.
There are a million things to do right and even more that you can do wrong. As the times change, so do standards, and here are two common interview mistakes that women have been making in recent years:
Overusing Your “In”
It’s common knowledge that knowing someone within a company can greatly increase your chances of getting the job. Don’t make the mistake of overusing this advantage though. A recent study conducted by Michigan State University uncovered that 32 percent of large companies have received resumes from parents on behalf of their kids.
Don’t use a parent as your in. This makes it look as if your parents are more interested in you getting a job within their company rather than you having personal interest. If you’re interested in a certain position within your parents company, seek it yourself and submit a resume yourself.
Don’t Oversell Your Skills
A huge mistake that many women are now making, is within their resumes. When it comes down to listing your skills, a new trend is listing social media. The mistake? Listing social media as a skill when your only experience is having a personal twitter or Facebook. Only list social media as a skill if you have experience in analytics, viral campaigns or managing an account with more than 100,000 followers.
Ally | Elite.
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