In a labor market where a single open position can receive resumes from dozens, even hundreds of hopeful applicants, just getting to the interview stage is an accomplishment for many job seekers. But once one lands the elusive interview, what are the sure-fire ways to make the wrong impression?
In a nationwide CareerBuilder survey conducted by Harris Interactive among more than 3,000 employers, hiring and human resource managers were asked to rate the biggest mistakes candidates make during interviews and share their most unusual interview memories.
Most Harmful Common Mistakes Hiring managers say the following are the mistakes most detrimental to your interview performance:
-- Answering cell phone or texting: 77 percent
-- Appearing disinterested: 75 percent
-- Dressing inappropriately: 72 percent
-- Appearing arrogant: 72 percent
-- Talking negatively about current or previous employers: 67 percent
-- Chewing gum: 63 percent