Totally Bizarre, Real-Life Interview Mistakes

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 01-28-2014 Email

We realize that, while conducting a job interview, you may be seeing too much ill-conceived behavior from candidates lately. In addition to arriving unprepared or dressing inappropriately, some may think nothing of multitasking during the session. Well, there's "bad interview etiquette" and then there's these totally off-the-charts, oddball job interview incidents, compiled from a recent survey from CareerBuilder. Of course, IT employees are known to exhibit some quirks from time to time. But we like to think (or hope) that you're selecting from a better crop of talent than this. Beyond the bizarre interview recollections listed here, CareerBuilder sheds light upon more common, ill-advised traits of job contenders. Perhaps this is why so many CIOs and other managers are making fast decisions as to whether a candidate is a potential strong choice or—as in the case of the outrageous examples listed here—someone who needs to be shown the exit door in a hurry. More than 2,200 hiring managers and HR professionals took part in the research. For more about the CareerBuilder survey, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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