The Most Common Interviewing Pitfall

We debrief with hiring managers every day about interviews, and what I’ve noticed is that the most common interviewing pitfall is over-talking.

Since we are in football season, I’ll make a football analogy.  Think of an NFL quarterback as they drop back to pass.  They have an internal clock that tells them that they’ve held onto the ball too long. In a similar way, the best interviewers can sense if they are giving a response that is becoming too long-winded.

The most common interviewing pitfall is over-talking.

My advice is to keep your answers succinct, efficient, and non-tangential in order to demonstrate that you have well-organized thoughts.  

If you have any other questions about interviewing or anything else, feel free to give me a call or send me an email any time.