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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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Appendix 3Interview Killers

Any of these during an interview will weigh heavily against you, if not end the interview abruptly. For more on the right and wrong of interviewing, see Chapter 8, The Interview.

  • Showing up late

  • Being unprepared

  • Chewing gum or smoking, or smelling like smoke

  • Using a limp handshake

  • Have bad breath or body odor

  • Coming underdressed or sloppily dressed

  • Speaking ill of anyone, especially current or past employers

  • Complaining, or discussing your problems

  • Bringing up money, benefits, sick days, and so on

  • Appearing disinterested or aloof

  • Not asking questions of your own

  • Appearing overenthusiastic or desperate

  • Lying

  • Leaving your phone on

  • Having to cut the interview short

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