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The Major Interviewing Pitfall No One Talks About

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We all knew that kid in high school. You know, the one who tried just a little too hard. He wasn’t a bad guy, but he was always the first to raise his hand, and maybe he came on just a bit too strong when it came to making new friends.

When you’re interviewing for a new position it’s hard not to act like that kid. Especially when you’re eager, and maybe even desperate for a new job. But interviewers can spot someone who is trying too hard from a mile away. Especially when you’re trying to sound “smart.” (By the way I’m so much better now, you guys, I promise.)

Smart is in quotes because nothing makes a candidate look worse (insecure, desperate, presumptuous, annoying) than trying too hard to sound smart.

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