Lists of tactics for success in job interviews have become something published daily, but here is a “list of lists” that collects thought pieces on what not to do. These meditations cover how candidates sabotage themselves, while including some great advice on how to avoid mistakes like the following:
1. What you say: one expert describes phrases and ideas that anyone in a job interview should probably avoid – some obvious, some more subtle, but all potentially damaging to prospects. – Five things not to say in a job interview
2. How you say it: career coaches describe common visual cues that often sabotage job interviews even if all the right answers are given – Six nonverbal communication mistakes that could tank your next job interview
3. What isn’t obvious: not everything that keeps people from getting positions is as apparent of a mistake as wearing inappropriate attire. In this piece, the author goes deeper than the tropes and cliches that often characterize lists like this. – Five mistakes that keep you from landing the job that you probably haven’t thought about
4. What you believe: Another piece with a deep approach. How you think about yourself will determine how the job market treats you. This article by a thought leader describes the mindset a job seeker can use to get the best possible opportunity. – The worst mistake a job seeker can make
In these lists there are plenty of points, and all can help, but disagreeing with the last article is a mistake. Nothing helps more than believing in yourself and your worth when seeking opportunities.