Someday one of those HR software behemoths will crank out a program that lets you hire the absolute correct candidate through a simple eye scan or mouth swab. Until then, we have job interviews.
The interview room is an imperfect place and—despite the mountains of advice you’ll find online—it typically results in disastrous mistakes on both sides of the desk.
When employees mess up, it’s pretty obvious right away. Nearly half (49%) of employers say they know within the first five minutes of an interview whether the candidate is a good or bad fit, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. And 87% know within the first 15 minutes. That survey said employers find these mistakes to be the 10 most detrimental blunders (in order) to candidates' job prospects:
- Appearing disinterested
- Dressing inappropriately
- Appearing arrogant
- Talking negatively about current or previous employers
- Answering a cell phone or te...(register to read more)
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