Let’s Chat! Tell Us Your Worst Interview Mistakes

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Job hunting isn’t always fun, but one way to make a tough situation easier to poke a little fun at our mistakes. To that end, we invite you to share your worst interview blunders at our next Twitter chat on Tuesday, August 11th at 2 p.m. EST!

Maybe you tripped over your own shoelace, brought the wrong resume, forgot your interviewer’s name, or interviewed in a pet-friendly office when you’re not much of an animal lover. Share your stories by following the chat at #IdealistCareers!

Whether you’ve been on the receiving end of an interviewer’s quirks, or you’re the one who made the big mistake, we’ll give you solutions so you can recover and avoid making those blunders again!

For some inspiration, check out this funny job interview blunder video clip:

Using the hashtag #IdealistCareers, you can follow and participate in our conversation. We hope you will be able to join us!

If you’ve never participated in a Twitter chat before, FindSpark offers a great primer on what they are and how to make the most of them. Have an idea for a Twitter chat? Post in the comments below!

See you Tuesday!

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I became acquainted with Idealist in late 2000 while working in the career development office at a private liberal arts college in NYC. I used it almost daily to help students and alumni find meaningful careers. After a 12-year stint in higher education, I worked as a career coach for professionals in various industries (and still used Idealist). During one of those many searches, a listing really caught my eye- the one for the newly-created position, Careers Program Coordinator. So... I jumped at the opportunity. Since then, I took on the role of Manager of Career Content for Idealist Careers, creating career content for job seekers, leaders, and other nonprofit professionals. Understanding the roles that a positive outlook and holistic self-care play in career success, I've shared with our readers time-honored methods for improving confidence and productivity. Now, as Manager of College and Professional Development, my focus is on lifting the advice from Idealist Careers "off the page". Drawing from my experience in career development, I propel job seekers and career changers towards taking control of their searches with confidence and removing fear, uncertainty, and other blocks to success via in-person workshops and seminars, webinars, and conference programming. My great loves are cooking (preferably without a recipe, otherwise I doctor it up), dancing, live cultural performances, identifying the tasting notes in a good cup of coffee, exploring neighborhoods for hidden gems, and anything else that sparks the senses and allows me to experience all the beauty, dynamism, and intrigue that vivaciously living in a remarkable world offers.
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