Top 10 Interview Mistakes is not specifically about jobs in academia, but I think that they are things that folks in academia can also do without even realizing it. I don’t think the four years which have passed between the study and now matter either.
One of the most aggravating interview gaffes noted by IT recruiters was a lack of enthusiasm for the job.
“One of them actually said, ‘I don’t want to work with people. I just want to be left alone to do my job,'” Gabrielson told eWEEK. “Can you imagine the impression that left?”
While a person interviewing for a job at a CC is unlikely to make this mistake, someone interviewing at an R1 might. Yes, you are there to do research, but you also have to interact with your colleagues and students.
There’s a lot more in the article.