Avoid Interviewing Mistakes With an Interview Checklist

Why Use an Interview Checklist?

In short: because you only get one chance to get an interview right and a lot can go wrong. Checklists are old fashioned but they work.

Checklists – for Pilots, Surgeons and Managers

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I’m a big fan of checklists. In his book the Checklist Manifesto (http://atulgawande.com/book/the-checklist-manifesto/ ). Atul Guwande shows how even experienced surgeons and airplane pilots use checklists to do a better job. You don’t get to practice interviewing very often, which means you can easily make a mistake. If experienced professionals benefit from checklists, so can you in your interview

Who is an Interview Checklist for?

This checklist is for anyone going on a job interview. But you must be prepared to use a checklist. If you prefer to wing processes, then checklists probably aren’t for you. 

“Better is possible. It does not take genius. It takes diligence. It takes moral clarity. It takes ingenuity. And above all, it takes a willingness to try.”
Atul Gawande

What are the Benefits of the Interview Checklist

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Using this checklist will:

  1. Make sure you don’t miss an important step in the interviewing process;
  2. Improve your chances of being hired by being better prepared and;
  3. Reduce interview anxiety because you’ll know you’ve got everything under control.

I’ve spent a lot of time and effort researching and testing what works with interviewing so you don’t have to.

The Interview Success Series

This is part of the Interview Success Series. This series covers how job seekers can get the job they want. This series contains inside information from experienced recruiters.

Topics Include: 

·         How to interview better,

·         Resume Assistance,

·         Interview Questions and Answers,

·         Interview Mistakes to avoid and more…

Interview Preparation Coaching: 

Are you a job seeker about to interview? Find out how to prepare for your interview here.


Do you have any comments, tips or suggestions for making the most of job interviews? Help the rest of us out by sharing in the comments below.

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