mistakes college graduates make during the interview process

This is from a new CareerBuilder survey.

When asked to identify the biggest mistakes recent college graduates make during the application and interview process, employers reported the following:

  • Acting bored or cocky – 63 percent
  • Not dressing appropriately – 61 percent
  • Coming to the interview with no knowledge of the company – 58 percent
  • Not turning off cell phones or electronic devices – 50 percent
  • Not asking good questions during the interview – 49 percent
  • Asking what the pay is before the company considered them for the job – 38 percent
  • Spamming employers with the same resume and/or cover letter – 21 percent
  • Failure to remove unprofessional photos/content on social networking pages, blogs, etc. – 19 percent
  • Not sending a thank you note after the interview – 12 percent

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