A candidate ate all the candy from a bowl on the desk while interviewing.
See also: You Can't Wear That, Watch Your Body Language Job candidates make a lot of boneheaded mistakes during interviews, and a new survey from CareerBuilder catalogs some real doozies. At the very moment that prospective employees should be presenting themselves in the best light, many resort to inappropriate antics involving TMI (Too Much Information), personal hygiene shortcomings, or underdeveloped social skills. Some lapse into wrong-for-the-moment behaviors such as taking ill-timed texting breaks, chewing gum and generally presenting a bad attitude. While the number of available jobs continues to improve month after month, candidates can't walk into interviews overconfident and under prepared, CareerBuilder cautions. “Competition will remain high for some time to come," said Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources for CareerBuilder. "The goal of any interview is to stand out from the other candidates and ultimately land the job. But make sure you stand out for the right reasons.” More than 2,400 hiring mangers took part in the survey.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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