Consumer Watch: Job Interview do's and don'ts


by Andy Treinen

Posted on January 16, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 16 at 7:01 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A recent survey of employers revealed some of the most common interview blunders and some unusual mistakes job candidates definitely should avoid.

Career Builder recently surveyed about 2600 hiring managers to ask about the worst job interview blunders they’ve ever encountered and among the standouts, an interview who hugged the president of the company.

There was a potential employee who emptied the office candy dish into her purse.

One candidate called in sick to her current job during the interview yet another, asked if he could be paid under the table.

The hiring managers surveyed also gave some serious insight into the most common mistakes interviewees make.

One would be appearing disinterested during the interview. Try to maintain good energy throughout.

Answering a phone call or a text can be a major turn off to a potential employer. Try to silence your device before you go in.

Dressing inappropriately can also make or break an interview, so can talking negatively about a current or former employer.

Career Builder says the best way to avoid these pitfalls is to prepare for the interview ahead of time.

Research the company so you have plenty to talk about with the hiring manager and think about the questions that might be asked, so you can answer them effectively.

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