Here’s a tip for all you jobseekers out there: Your potential employer does not want to hear about your marital woes, your previous affair or how your former employer made you mad. And he or she also does not want to be hugged.
A new survey of more than 2,400 hiring managers, conducted for Careerbuilder.com, revealed some pretty outrageous blunders people make during job interviews.
- Providing a detailed listing of how previous employer made them angry
- Talking about how an affair cost a previous job
- Constantly bad-mouthing spouse
TMI wasn't the only problem. Other job offer killers included throwing out a beer can before coming into the office, wearing a hat that said “take this job and shove it” and hugging the hiring manager at the end of the interview.
Of course, you don’t have to swill beer or get too cozy with your potential employer to blow an interview.
The survey found that the most common interview blunder was texting or answering a cell phone during the interview. Other common mistakes included dressing inappropriately, appearing disinterested or arrogant and bad-mouthing your current or previous employer.
The survey of hiring managers was conducted late last year by Harris Interactive for Careerbuilder.com.