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How Not To Act In a Job Interview, As Told by Coronation Street

It’s easy to spend a whole day watching the Corrie omnibus, luckily there’s a lot you can learn from people who spend all of their time in the pub.

1. Tell them all about your disdain for authority.

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2. Give very short and vague answers.

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3. Make it abundantly clear that you’re not a team player.

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4. Don’t be afraid to insult their hospitality.

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5. Show a complete lack of interest in anything given to you to look over.

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6. Be open and honest about your feelings for your old boss.

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7. If you don’t seem to be getting anywhere, reason with your interviewer.

Perhaps offer them prescription drugs.

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8. Make it clear that you are a strong character.

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9. When asked a question you find difficult, don’t be afraid to speak out.

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10. Be sure to highlight anything irrelevant that may support your application.

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11. When asked about any previous challenges, be uncomfortably honest.

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12. If you’re struggling to think of an answer, stall for time by creating a scene.

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13. When asked about yourself – unabashed confidence is key.

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14. Emphasise your hobbies and interests. 

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15. Be creative when asked about the value you could bring to the company. 

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16. When asked how much you know about the company, emphasise the effort you’ve put into your research.

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17. Try not to appear friendly or approachable. Play it cool.

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18. Be very vocal about your commitment to the company…

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19. …Or alternatively, play it really, really cool.

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20. When asked if you have any questions – cut straight to the point.

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21. And when you’ve had enough – just cut the interview short.

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22. And be sure to leave a lasting impression when you go. 

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23. Finally – if they haven’t phoned you within 3 hours, feel free to leave them a message. Keep on their radar.

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Now you know what not to do, you need to get some interviews lined up.

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