Daniel makes some classic mistakes in his interview.


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Business Notes

Daniel makes some classic mistakes in his interview. Here are a few mistakes to avoid:

What to wear

It can be difficult to choose the right job interview clothes. Most companies will give you information about their dress code, if you phone their reception. Even if they say they have a casual dress policy, it's still a good idea to dress in slightly smarter attire to show you've made the effort. If in doubt, dress slightly smarter than you usually would for work. Daniel, dressed in jeans and an open-neck shirt, is probably too casually dressed when compared with his interviewers.


Although it's tempting, out-right lying never pays. Daniel gave some inaccurate information in his job application and is found out in the interview. By all means gloss over unflattering or unimpressive details, but telling lies is a definite no-no.

Appearing too confident

If you appear too confident and relaxed in an interview format this may come across badly and you may be seen as being arrogant. Unlike Daniel, it’s better to be modest about your achievements.

Not researching the company

Researching the company shows you're serious about the job and if you can demonstrate this in the interview then this will be looked on favourably. Have a few questions ready for the end of the interview where you can show that you have thought about the job and the company.




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in MacMilan dictionary the word mean: things that you throw away because they are no longer useful, such as old food, paper or plastic used for wrapping things, and empty containers.
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Video is funny. Daniel seems unserious. He made some mistakes. Video was very useful for me.

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Good video with a good humor

Although Daniel made some mistakes, I though this video much funny. In addition, give me tips important for my next interview. I remember to have made some mistakes too. But I always learned something each one.

Nice video!) Daniel was too much self-confident.)) And of course there were some classic mistakes that he shouldn't make.

Thank you very useful text...Daniel performance was very poor...:):):)I watched the video with pleasure.