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"It is very off-putting if a candidate arrives and tells my assistant they are here for an interview with 'Mr. Kaplan' when my bio and picture are on the website," says Elle Kaplan, CEO and founding partner of LexION Capital Management in New York City.

Incorrect personal titles are only the start. "I have had interviewees who don't know that LexION Capital is an asset management firm, which we are. Or they come in thinking we are a hedge fund, which we are not," she says.

These facts can be found on the company website, so not researching the company basics makes a poor impression, Kaplan says.

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