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Don’t Believe These 5 Dangerous Myths About Job Interviews

It’s natural to experience a mix of fear and excitement leading up to a job interview. Interviews represent the chance to go from a job you dislike or have outgrown to a new opportunity that is full of potential. The pressure to succeed in your interview feels even greater if you happen to be in between jobs.

For these reasons, many job seekers become laser-focused on interview preparation, seeking advice and tips to refine the art of answering questions and building rapport.

If done properly, interview preparation can give you a significant advantage in your job search. However, beware of these five myths about job interviews because they will lead you to engage in counterproductive behaviors and make you more likely to take the wrong job.

Myth #1: Researching the company is the most important thing

Search online for interview preparation tips and you’ll inevitably find advice to research the company in advance, which is indeed something you should do. However, it is not the most important part of your preparation and many job seekers over invest their time on this task.

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