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5 Interview Wrong Turns

Zac Frank | NursingLink

March 23, 2010

#2: It’s Not About Biography

Another mistake is thinking that similarities means biography. You both went to the same middle school? No one cares. If, however, you share a personality trait like working so hard you don’t sleep enough, that can carry you a long way. Try to establish those similarities early in the interview.

How? If you know who will be interviewing you before you go in, research your interviewer online, or ask people who know them what they are like. If you don’t know in advance, make a quick assessment during the interview. Is the person quiet and reserved? Mimic that without being timid. Is the person loud and assertive? Behave the same way.