So many ways to screw up a job interview

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Here are a bunch, from OfficeTeam‘s survey of 150 senior executives at the 1,000 largest U.S. companies and 100 senior executives in Canada:

* “The candidate sent his sister to interview in his place.”

* “The person was dancing during the interview. He kept saying things like, ‘I love life!’ and ‘Oh yeah!’”
* “A job applicant came in for an interview with a cockatoo on his shoulder.”
* “The candidate stopped the interview and asked me if I had a cigarette.”
* “We had one person who walked out of an interview into a glass door – and the glass shattered.”
* “The candidate got his companies confused and repeatedly mentioned the strengths of a competing firm, thinking that’s who he was interviewing with.”
* “A guy called me by the wrong name during the entire interview.”
* “We’re a retail company, and when we asked the candidate why she wanted to work for us, she said she didn’t want to work in retail anymore.”
* “An interviewee put his bubble gum in his hand, forgot about it, and then shook my hand.”
* “A job seeker gestured with his hands so much that he sat on them to stop it.”
* “A candidate fell asleep during the interview.”
* “Someone showed up for an interview in pajamas and his hair not combed, like he had just rolled out of bed.”
* “The candidate had a big rip in the back of his pants.”
* “An applicant was doing really well in the interview until she got to the reason she left her other job. She told us everyone was out to get her.”
* “A candidate insulted the interviewer on his tie.”