After surveying recruiters,
Cosmopolitan drafted the top ten interview mistakes.
1. You Say, “This Is My Dream Job”
2. You Trash Your Old Boss
3. You Ask About Vacation Days
4. You Drink Water or Coffee
5. You Look Hot
6. You Talk Salary
7. You Play It Too Cool
8. You Wear Jeans
9. You Don’t Turn Off Your Cell
10. You’re Late
Many of these are no-brainers
but wait a minute,
what about #4
(You Drink Water or Coffee)?
Isn’t that a common offer
Yes, it is
but it is one of those insincere questions like
‘how are you?’
When your prospective boss asks you
if she can get you a coffee or water,
she doesn’t want you to say ‘yes.’
Her time is valuable.
Expecting her to source beverage for you
It also communicates that
she should wait while you refresh yourself.
Drink coffee or water on your own time.
Take the interview time
to sell yourself.
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