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Top 20 Things NOT To Say or Do During an Interview

We’ve all been interviewed for positions and hopefully received advice on what NOT to say or do. Just in case you need some job interview tips, below are some of the things that candidates said or did during an interview that probably placed them on the bottom of the ‘consideration’ pile:

  1. Candidates said he was so well qualified that if he didn’t get the job, it would prove that the company’s management was incompetent.
  2. Candidate brought her large dog to the interview.
  3. Candidate chewed bubble gum and constantly blew bubbles.
  4. Candidate kept giggling through serious interview.
  5. Candidate wore headphones and said she could listen to the music and answer interview questions at the same time.
  6. Balding candidate abruptly excused himself. Returned to office a few minutes later wearing a toupee.
  7. Candidate challenged interviewer to arm wrestle.
  8. Candidate asked to see interviewer’s resume to see if the executive was qualified to judge the candidate.
  9. Candidate announced she hadn’t had lunch and proceeded to eat a hamburger and French fries in the interviewer’s office.
  10. Without saying a word, candidate stood up and walked out during the middle of the interview.
  11. Candidate wore exercise clothing to interview for position as financial vice president.
  12. Candidate said if he were hired, he would demonstrate his loyalty by having the corporate logo tattooed on his forearm.
  13. Candidate interrupted interviewer to phone his therapist for advice on answering specific interview questions.
  14. Candidate had a little pinball game and challenged interviewer to play with him.
  15. Candidate pulled out a camera and took a picture of interviewer. Said he collected photos of everyone who interviewed him.
  16. Candidate said he wasn’t interested because the position paid too much.
  17. Candidate said he really didn’t want to get a job, but the unemployment office needed proof that he was looking for one.
  18. During the interview, an alarm clock went off from the candidate’s briefcase. He took it out, shut it off, apologized and said he had to leave for another interview.
  19. Candidate came to the interview on a moped and left it in the reception area. He said he didn’t want it to get stolen, and stated that he would require indoor parking for the moped.
  20. Candidate received a phone call from his wife. His side of the conversation went like this: “Which company? When do I start? What’s the salary?” inteviewer said, “I assume you’re not interested in conducting the interview any further.” He promptly responded, “I am as long as you’ll pay me more.”