Job interview tips: How to avoid common mistakes (VIDEO).

How to Avoid the Most Common Mistakes at Job Interviews

How to Avoid the Most Common Mistakes at Job Interviews

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Jan. 16 2015 1:45 PM

How Not to Mess Up a Job Interview

Seven common but easily avoided mistakes.

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Applicants wait to enter a job fair on June 11, 2012 in New York City. Some 400 people arrived early for the event held by National Career Fairs, and up to 1,000 people were expected by the end of the day. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Photo by John Moore/Getty Images

These should be obvious, but they’re often not. The video above runs through common mistakes at job interviews—bad-mouthing a former employer, using old references—that everyone can and should avoid.

Rachel Stewart is an editor who lives in Philadelphia. Check out her work here.