It might seem cruel, but time after time I've heard hiring managers admit they decide whether or not an applicant is suited for the job 15 minutes into the interview. Chemistry plays a huge part in the success of an initial meeting, and while you may not be able to control the laws of nature, you can certainly follow the rules of what not to do. Refrain from doing any of these eight things during your next interview.
- Slandering a Previous Employer - Speaking badly about your previous employer will only shed a negative light on you as an applicant. When asked about your last job or the management style of your old boss, use restraint and discuss what lessons you took away from the experience.
- Arriving Late - Showing up past the start of your scheduled interview time is hardly fashionable. Punctuality is a must when you're hoping to make an impressive first impression.
- Using Cliches - Hiring managers have interviewed countless individuals and hate when they can