Hidden Interview Mistakes: How To Smell, What To Bring, and More

by | Nov 10, 2018

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Hidden Interview Mistakes: How To Smell, What To Bring, and MoreThink you’re ready for your next job interview? There might be some things you haven’t considered.

A polished resume, a strong cover letter and a clean suit make for a good foundation. But are they enough?

According to the website QZ.com, there are a few things that fall under your radar on the big day. To help they have put together a list of faux pas people commit that most recruiters are sure to notice.

For example, using scented products or smoking right before the interview. Many people are sensitive to perfumes or the smell of cigarette smoke and for that reason a lot of offices are now fragrance-free zones. So maybe skip your usual fragrance on the day of the interview, especially if you’re spending the day in a closed room.

Something else to avoid; arriving empty handed. Always bring several extra copies of your resume plus a notepad and pen to jot down some notes.

For more mistakes you don’t want to make, check out the full article now. You only get one first impression.

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