We found the list! A list of the biggest mistakes anyone can make during an interview! The most common ones are, answering your cell or a text, appearing disinterested, dressing inappropriately, appearing arrogant, talking negatively about current or previous employers, and chewing gum! However, the most common are nothing like the most unusual, like wearing a Boy Scout uniform and not telling them why, or bringing a “how to interview book” to an interview, or taking your shoes off during an interview, and asking for a sip of the interviewer’s coffee!
So, we wanted to know… What is the most idiotic thing you’ve done in an interview?
Our producer Dave experienced an idiotic interview. He went in for an interview on the 23rd floor of a PR firm and when he sat down, he was facing the windows and the interviewers were facing the wall. Well, outside the window you could see all this construction that was going on and while the interviewer was asking him a question, some sort of malfunction happened and a crane was falling. He could focus on anything other than the crane and walked out of that interview knowing he wouldn’t be getting a job there.
I’ve only had two, sort of interviews in my life and I’ve really made a drastic mistake except for stumbling over a few words or going… Oh, that’s a good question and then I sit there and think for five minutes with no answer. I think I need to work on my interview skills…