Extreme and unusual job interview mistakes

Posted at 6:04 PM, Jan 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-15 18:05:41-05

(WTVR ) – A recent survey of employers has revealed some of the most extreme and unusual mistakes potential employees have made during the interview process.

The worst interview blunders include:

  • Hugging the president of the company. (Unless specifically asked to do so as part of the interview process.)
  • Emptying the office candy dish into a purse.
  • Calling in sick to a current job — during the interview.

Managers also laid out the most common mistakes:

  • Appearing disinterested during the interview.
  • Answering phone calls or text messages.
  • Talking negatively about a current or former employer.