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Common interview mistakes that cost you the job CHICAGO, IL -- Be better prepared for your next interview by avoiding the following common mistakes. 1) You Neglect Your Cover Letter: There's nothing more important than your cover letter--not even your resume. 2) You Try Too Hard: You should display confidence, but it's important to remember that there's a fine line between confidence and ego.

3.)You Keep Going, And Going: Do not talk over the interviewer. If you catch yourself doing this, don't persist. Stop, let the other person finish speaking, and then try again. 4) You Badmouth Your Previous Employer: No matter how you feel about your last job, check that negativity at the door and come in armed with a more appropriate answer to the question, "Why did you leave your last job?" 5) You Flunk The Salary Negotiation: Mentioning money early on in an interview can cause doors to close. You need to sell yourself before you can set a price.

6) You Lack Enthusiasm About the Job: The candidate who gets the job is the one that does their research, demonstrating a strong desire to do good work for a potential employer. 7) You Don't Explain Triumphs: Show, don't tell. Tell the interviewer a story about how you used a skill to accomplish something for a prior employer. 8) You're Desperate--And It Shows: Over-eagerness can backfire in an interview, and it's often paired with anxious rambling that bores and annoys interviewers.

Jones College Letter To Employers

Dear Employer:

Jones College is committed to providing a quality education to its students. The core curriculum for our varied programs of study must be constantly reviewed for up-to-date content if we are to help employers meet the business challenges they face.

We are asking you, as the employer of a Jones College graduate, to participate in this vital review process by completing the enclosed employer satisfaction survey. Please be assured that we recognize the employers' concern over employee confidentiality issues and let us reassure you that the information provided will be solely used as mentioned above.

Jones College is nationally accredited through the Accreditation Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). This accrediting institution receives its accreditation granting authority from the U.S. Department of Education. The employer satisfaction survey we are asking you to complete is part of our college's requirement to maintain its accreditation through ACICS.

We appreciate your cooperation with this survey and would also like you to know that you are welcome to list your future employment position openings with Jones College. Our career development service is here to serve our graduates and our community's employers at no cost.

Sincerely,
Director, Career Development

Give us your feedback by completing the employer satisfaction survey form.

 

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