During the Interview


An interview lasts 40 minutes on average.

Most Common Interview Mistakes 

  • Answering cell phone or texting during the interview 
  • Appearing disinterested or distracted
  • Dressing inappropriately 
  • Chewing gum
  • Appearing arrogant
  • Not providing specific answers 
  • Speaking negatively about a previous or current employer 
  • Not asking good questions 

Questions to Ask the Interviewer

  • Can you describe the ideal candidate for this position?
  • Can you tell me about the day-to-day responsibilities of the role?
  • What do you like most about working for this company?
  • How would you describe the company culture?
  • What is the next step in the interview process?

What NOT to say in an Interview

  • "My last boss/supervisor was terrible"
  • "My last company was terrible"
  • "What does your company do?"
  • "I'll do anything"
  • "I don't know"
  • "How much vacation time do I get?"
    • Don't ask right off the bat