In the same way it doesn’t take long for the fashion police to hunt down a fashion faux pas on the red carpet — sorry but you can’t make white gloves happen, Amal Clooney — it doesn’t take long for employers to find out if candidates are the right fit during a job interview.
Nearly half (49 percent) of employers say they can tell within the first five minutes of interviewing a candidate if he or she will make the cut, according to a new CareerBuilder survey of more than 2,000 HR and hiring managers. And a whopping 9 in 10 (90 percent) of employers say their minds are made up by the 15-minute mark. TWEET THIS
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What Were They Thinking?
Here’s a sampling of job interview candidates who turned out to be the hottest of messes.
One candidate thought it appropriate to sit in a yoga pose during the interview.
Bringing a big duffel bag to an interview is already a red flag. Bringing a dog inside the duffel bag, you have to admit, is priceless.
One candidate decided to
dial up the crazy clear the air by inquiring if his wife — who was employed by the company — was secretly cheating on him.
It wasn’t just bizarre behaviors that landed some candidates on the chopping block. Some candidates’ body language blunders left employers with a less-than-favorable impression.
For instance, playing with their hair or touching their face.
Having a handshake that’s too strong or too weak.