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7 Old-School Blunders Even the Most Social Candidates Make

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Before bringing in job applicants for in-person interviews, the candidates’ professional credentials and, in many cases, their online presence are well-screened by the HR department. Sometimes, only the most “social” (clean profiles, solid content, social proof of skills, etc.) make the cut. Once in the interview, though, the wild card for ultimately receiving an offer is often which applicant displays a different kind of social skills. Specifically, the old-school kind. A 2015 study found most old-school social blunders during interviews result from thoughtlessness or poor interpersonal skills — and those blunders often become deal breakers. Interviewees who can’t make conversation,   

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