Ep119: Big interview mistakes you're making and you don't even know it.

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In this episode, Mei Phing discusses common interview mistakes that job seekers make. These mistakes include not being familiar with their resumes, assuming the interviewer has already read their resume, losing track of thoughts during the interview, and applying randomly for any job without clear career goals.



0:35 πŸ’‘ Not being familiar with your resume can hinder your confidence and ability to convince hiring managers.

2:10 πŸ’‘ Don’t assume that the interviewer has read your resume, it’s your responsibility to provide necessary information during the interview.

4:15 πŸ’‘ Losing track of thoughts during an interview may be due to a lack of structured interview answer preparation.

6:20 πŸ’‘ Applying randomly for any job without clear career goals leads to interview panic and lack of success.


Key Insights

πŸ’‘ The foundation of interview success lies in steps 1, 2, and 3 of the six-step career planning process: clarifying career interests, updating the resume, and conducting a targeted job search.

πŸ’‘ Poor communication skills, rather than English language proficiency, can hinder interview success. Structured interview answers and effective communication are key.

πŸ’‘ Toastmasters experience does not guarantee interview success if the content of the answers does not align with what the hiring manager is seeking. Focus on delivering relevant information.



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