|Where do I see myself in 10 years?|
Matthew Tarpey, CareerBuilder, says it would seem common sense would prevent the following errors, but as we all know, common sense is far from common.
--One jobseeker took a family photo off the interviewer's desk and put it in her purse.
--A candidate started screaming that the interview was taking too long.
---Another seeker said her main job was as a medium--would the interviewer like her palm read?
--When asked her ideal job, one said "painting birdhouses." The job was data entry clerk.
--Another SANG her responses.
--A prospect tried to feel the interviewer's chest so they could go heart to heart.
--Another had a pet bird with him--in his shirt.
--Candidate took a phone interviewer in the john--and audibly flushed.
Other missteps include body language.
In a survey, 67% of interviewers said the worst mistake was not making eye contact.
--Failing to smile--39%
--Playing with something on the table--33%
--Playing with hair, touching face--27%
Gesturing too much--11%
Do I really have to tell you this stuff still?
Sometimes I think the WORST advice is Be Yourself.