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12 Must-Avoid Job Interview Mistakes

12 Must-Avoid Job Interview Mistakes

Julie Gordon | BusinessWeek

3. Stalking HR

“There’s a fine line between being assertive and expressing interest and being stalking and annoying,” says Kiersten Peterson, manager of human resources for Boston-based Winston Flowers. HR professionals usually do not follow up with every person who sends a résumé, especially at in-demand companies. Peterson advises limiting follow-ups to 3-4 calls and/or e-mails—at most. “If somebody doesn’t get back to you, take it as a hint to focus your attention elsewhere in the job search,” she says.

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