US News and World Report published a truly excellent piece explaining some of the major mistakes and missteps made by job applicants. In this age of high competition for a scarce number of jobs, there are very small margins for error in the interviewing process. Even things that seem like positives (showing up early for example) can be negatives. Other things we may not even think about – like talking too much – are also potential deal breakers. Go have a look at the list here and sound off in the comments if you’ve ever made any of these mistakes.