20 Things NOT to do at a job interview…

in case you didn’t already know...

 

Apparently these people didn’t know, according to Human resource pros who shared the worst things they’ve ever seen from real job candidates. 

 

  1. DON’T take the edge off with a drink…then throw the beer can in the trash outside the reception area. (Yep. That happened!)

  2. DON’T talk during the interview, about how an affair cost you a previous job. (Bless her heart.)

  3. DON’T write ‘I’m very good at following instructions.‘” when asked to choose one word to summarize your strongest professional attribute. (That happened too.) 

  1. DON’T take the edge off with a drink…then throw the beer can in the trash outside the reception area. (Yep. That happened!)

  2. DON’T talk during the interview, about how an affair cost you a previous job. (Bless her heart.)

  3. DON’T write 'I’m very good at following instructions.‘” when asked to choose one word to summarize your strongest professional attribute. (That happened too.) 

  4. DON’T list “dealing with people” as a dislike during your interview for that customer service job. (At least he was honest.

  5. )DON’T bring a friend to your interview and DON’T let them ask the interviewer “How much longer?” (Unfriended!)

  6. DON’T go in for an interview and say,'Can you tell me about your business?’ (Seriously? There’s an Internet. Look it up.)

  7. DON’T list your prison time as a job and DON’T classify your work as an exotic dancer as “customer service experience”. (Double whammy.)

  8. DON’T send a stand-in to interview in your place. (One guy actually sent his sister!)

  9. DON’T GIVE HUGS. (Handshakes please!) 

  10. DON’T hang posters of yourself in the company parking lot. (Creative - but not so smart.)

  11. DON’T wear a catsuit to your interview. (Again…that really happened!) 

  12. DON’T announce your candidacy with a singing telegram. (Unless you are applying to be a scheduler of singing telegrams.)

  13. DON’T list your qualifications on a billboard, view-able from the hiring manager’s office. 

  14. DON’T tell the interviewer that your availability it limited because Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is your “drinking time”. (smh)

  15. DON’T write in your cover letter: “I am getting to my goal, slowly but surly.” (sur·lyˈ sərlē / (adjective)  bad-tempered and unfriendly…You sure about that?)

  16. DON’T try to disguise the fact that you forgot dark socks with your suit, by coloring in your ankles with a black felt-tip marker. (*WINNER* I would have paid to see that one!)

  17. DON’T clip your nails during the interview. 

  18. DON’T take a cell-phone call during the interview THEN ask the interviewer to leave THEIR office while you talk. (Unreal)

  19. DON’T tell your prospective boss that you were fired from your last job for beating up your boss. (Not hired.)

  20. DON’T take off your socks and put them on the interviewers desk! (YUCK!)

 

Source: Adapted from "Funny interveiws: Meet the dumbest job applicants

http://www.rd.com/funny-stuff/funny-interviews/#slideshow=slide1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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