dcsimg

IT Job Interview Mistakes (Major Ones)

When seeking your dream IT job, make sure you don't make one of the following major interview mistakes.

WEBINAR:

How to Help Your Business Become an AI Early Adopter


On-Demand

With competition for open positions fierce, the pressure is on for job seekers to have flawless interview skills. Sometimes that pressure can cause candidates to make unusual, and sometimes unfavorable, interview mistakes. A new CareerBuilder survey of more than 2,700 hiring managers reveals the outrageous and common mistakes that some candidates have made in job interviews.

When asked for the most unusual blunders they'd encountered while interviewing candidates, hiring managers reported the following:

  • Candidate wore a business suit with flip flops.
  • Candidate asked if the interviewer wanted to meet for a drink after.
  • Candidate had applied for an accounting job, yet said he was "bad at managing money."
  • Candidate ate food in the employee break room after the interview.
  • Candidate recited poetry.
  • Candidate applying for a customer service job said "I don't really like working with people."
  • Candidate had to go immediately to get his dog that had gotten loose in the parking lot.
  • Candidate looked at the ceiling during the entire interview.
  • Candidate used Dungeons and Dragons as an example of teamwork.
  • Candidate filed fingernails.

In addition to the most unusual gaffes, employers shared the most common mistakes candidates made during an interview:

Read the rest at CIO Update.




Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, IT job, IT manager, IT interview


0 Comments (click to add your comment)
Comment and Contribute

 


(Maximum characters: 1200). You have characters left.

 

 

IT Management Daily
Don't miss an article. Subscribe to our newsletter below.

By submitting your information, you agree that datamation.com may send you Datamation offers via email, phone and text message, as well as email offers about other products and services that Datamation believes may be of interest to you. Datamation will process your information in accordance with the Quinstreet Privacy Policy.





×
We have made updates to our Privacy Policy to reflect the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation.