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Top 10 Interview Blunders

interview1.JPG If you’re in the HR profession, you’ve probably heard or experienced interviews with candidates who made mistakes that were so over the top that it made you wonder, “what were they thinking?” Careerbuilder listed the top 10 blunders from candidates, a list which was compiled from 3,000 hiring managers nationwide. Although some of the mistakes may seem humorous, it’s important to see how detrimental it can be when one does not take the interview process seriously. The results of improper behavior can ultimately take you off the list for a great position. What stuck out more to me in the article was mention of mistakes that hiring managers make themselves when interviewing prospective candidates. Passive job seekers are not necessarily looking for any job that is offered to them. It’s just as important for HR professionals to be equipped with all the answers to questions that are asked in the interview or else they may be the ones to lose a qualified person for the company.
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