Ohio University Office of Career Services


Employer Perspectives: Common Interviewing Mistakes by Alyse K

Interviewing Mistakes

During our Winter Career, we asked our employers to give us some insights and feedback. When we asked employers what some common mistakes students make during interviews, the top three responses we received from the employers who responded were:

  1. Unprepared/ Don’t do homework about the company

  2. Lack of eye contact

  3. Lack of focus/ Don’t know what they want from a career

These resources may help you improve your interviewing skills:

Career Services’ blog: “Wow” an Interviewer by Doing your Research Beforehand

Career Services’ Basic Interviewing handout

Career Services’ Mock Interview Program

Career Services On Demand Presentations: Behavioral Interviewing & Phone Interview

Last-Minute Interview Prep

Interview Skills: 10 Tips to Improve Interview Performance

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