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All-Time Boneheaded Job Interview Mistakes

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 01-22-2013

All-Time Boneheaded Job Interview Mistakes

Outbound 25% of workers plan to change jobs in 2013 or 2014.

All-Time Boneheaded Job Interview Mistakes

All-Time Boneheaded Interview Mistakes: Sticky Fingers
A candidate said he had to quit a banking position because he was always tempted to steal.

All-Time Boneheaded Job Interview Mistakes

All-Time Boneheaded Interview Mistakes: Snooze You Lose
An applicant admitted he didn't like getting up early, and didn't like to read.

All-Time Boneheaded Job Interview Mistakes

All-Time Boneheaded Interview Mistakes: Off the Books
A candidate asked to be paid "under the table."

All-Time Boneheaded Job Interview Mistakes

All-Time Boneheaded Interview Mistakes: Receptive Thought
An interviewee asked to postpone a start date so she could still get holiday gifts from vendors at her current job.

All-Time Boneheaded Job Interview Mistakes

All-Time Boneheaded Interview Mistakes: Menu Options
A candidate called his wife to see what they were having for dinner.

All-Time Boneheaded Job Interview Mistakes

All-Time Boneheaded Interview Mistakes: "A" for Effort
An interviewee said he'd do "whatever it takes" to get the job done--legal or not.

All-Time Boneheaded Job Interview Mistakes

Fatal Interview Errors: Visually Impaired
72% of hiring managers say failure to make eye contact is a major job interviewing mistake.

All-Time Boneheaded Job Interview Mistakes

Fatal Interview Errors: Ho-Hum
62% of employers say a lack of enthusiasm is a common issue and one that triggers serious concerns about candidates.

All-Time Boneheaded Job Interview Mistakes

Fatal Interview Errors: Bad Form
38% say bad posture is a big turnoff, while 28% cite a limp handshake.