7 Ways to Screw Up a Job Interview

Avoid the Mistakes That Will Lose You the Job

1. Forgetting Basic Manners

Why is it bad?: Not offering a handshake to "seal the deal" when you leave, or failing to thank the interviewer for their time and express your pleasure in meeting him or her, is always going to leave a sour taste in the mouths of interviewers.

What to do instead: Say something like, "Thank you for the opportunity to meet with you today. My talents and experience represent an asset to your organization and I would be a committed member of your team."