15 Things You Should Definitely NOT Do At Interview
A new survey from careerbuilder finds that nearly half (49 percent) of employers know within the first five minutes of an interview whether a candidate is a good or bad fit for the position. This puts you under some pressure as in most cases, this isnt even enough time to get into the detailed parts of your experience.
However, it is mainly due to how a person conducts themselves, the energy they give off, body language and how they greet their interviews as they walk into an interview, that causes people to fall at the first hurdle.
The Survey was conducted nationally amongst 2,000 hiring managers and human resources professionals, across industries and company sizes. In it, they were asked what mistakes job seekers make in the interview process and the errors that turn them off to a candidate, as well as the most memorable mistakes they’ve seen.
Here are 15 shining examples of what NOT to do in an interview.
1) Applicant warned the interviewer that she “took too much valium” and didn’t think her interview was indicative of her personality
2) Applicant acted out a Star Trek role
3) Applicant answered a phone call for an interview with a competitor
4) Applicant arrived in a jogging suit because he was going running after the interview
5) Applicant asked for a hug
6) Applicant attempted to secretly record the interview
7) Applicant brought personal photo albums
8) Applicant called himself his own personal hero
9) Applicant checked Facebook during the interview
10) Applicant crashed her car into the building
11) Applicant popped out his teeth when discussing dental benefits
12) Applicant kept her iPod headphones on during the interview
13) Applicant set fire to the interviewer’s newspaper while reading it when the interviewer said “Impress me”
14) Applicant said that he questioned his daughter’s paternity
15) Applicant wanted to know the name and phone number of the receptionist because he really liked her