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Pennsylvania – Have you ever had a horrible job interview? Continue reading for stories from a Career Builders interviewer about some of the worst mistakes that people have made and how you can avoid them.

Some of the worst and most interesting job interview mistakes include trying to taste the interviewer’s coffee, wearing slippers, singing, and even bringing illegal drugs with them.

Click below to listen as Daria Albinger from ABC News talks with Ladan Nicker Von Hayes of Career Builders.

Job Interview Tips:

If you want your interview to go well, arrive with some time to spare so you have a moment to relax and get prepared. Showing up late shows that you don’t value other people’s time and might often be late to work if you are hired.

Print and bring copies of your resume and any other documents you might need. These should be carried in a folder or portfolio, not as loose pieces of paper.

Dress for success. Usually this means a suit for men and a pantsuit or blazer and business-appropriate skirt/slacks for women. However, if you are interviewing somewhere less formal, you might dress in more “business casual” attire for the interview.

Although job interviews can make anyone nervous, try to stay confident, authentic, upbeat, and focused. Going into the interview with a positive attitude can make a big difference.

Need help finding a job, changing careers, or building new skills? Here are some local resources:

Pennsylvania Career Link

Pennsylvania Job Gateway

Jefferson / Clarion Community Action Project

Clearfield County Central PA Community Action

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