10 ways to lose a job before you get it

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When applying and interviewing for jobs, we all make mistakes with embarrassing interview slip-ups and unintentional social gaffes. But some are worse than others, whether showing up a half-hour late for an interview or needling the interviewer about upcoming vacation time when you haven’t yet been offered the job.

Whether it’s due to social-skills challenges or sheer ineptitude, here’s a quick checklist of what not to do when applying for a position and going on an interview. After all, you don’t want to be memorable for all the wrong reasons — and lose the job as a result.

Here’s how to lose the job before you even start.

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