10 Things Not to Do When Interviewing for Your IT Dream Job

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Feb 26, 2010

The economy may have turned a corner, but far more applicants than jobs is still the norm. Thus, the interview remains more important than ever. CIO Update looks at some humorous, yet all to real candidate foibles, as well as common pitfalls to avoid.

Have a pair of flip-flops you think matches perfectly with your interview suit? Thinking of asking the interviewer to join you for a drink after? Think these things haven't been done? In all three cases, you'd be mistaken.

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"

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To find out the other seven, as well as other mistakes to avoid, read the complete article, "IT Staffing? 'They did what?!?'" at CIOUpdate.com

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