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12 Must-Avoid Job Interview Mistakes

12 Must-Avoid Job Interview Mistakes

Julie Gordon | BusinessWeek

5. Arriving Too Early

Everyone knows the downside of getting to an interview late, but arriving more than 10 or 15 minutes before the start of a meeting is just as unacceptable. “It makes the company uncomfortable because they are customer service-oriented. We can’t do anything if they see somebody sitting there for 45 minutes because we do so much interviewing that we usually have to stick with the schedule,” says Susan R. Summers, vice-president of human resources for Episcopal Ministries to the Aging, which has care facilities in the Mid-Atlantic. Summers’ advice if you get there too early? “Stay out in your car or sit on the bus bench and wait.”

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