Question of the Month: What Are the Most Shocking Interview Behaviors?

From texting to chewing gum to bringing a friend, there are many bad behaviors that may seem obvious to most job seekers. However, if you’ve been in a hiring position for any length of time, you know people can surprise you. For our June question of the month, we want to know what bad behaviors you’ve witnessed in a job interview. Let us know by voting in our poll.

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6 Responses to Question of the Month: What Are the Most Shocking Interview Behaviors?

  1. Tanya June 4, 2019 at 10:32 am #

    Never thought kindly chewing gum was bad. Id rather have a small piece of gum than a dry mouth and bad breath

  2. Alison June 18, 2019 at 8:48 am #

    When someone answers their phone during an interview — it’s shocking to see how little they think of the situation to answer a phone call mid-interview.

  3. Paula June 18, 2019 at 9:39 am #

    Leaning back in the chair, arms crossed behind your head, nonchalantly looking around as you ask them questions.

  4. Susan Foxworth June 18, 2019 at 10:32 am #

    Acting as if they are doing you a behavior just to show up.

  5. Lori Berger June 18, 2019 at 4:17 pm #

    I had an applicant whose perfume was so overwhelming, especially with the door closed. I thought I was going to be sick!

    Also, the receptionist brought an applicant back to my office. Someone had brought in donuts, and they were sitting on top of a file cabinet. Without asking, the applicant grabbed a donut and proceeded to eat it during the interview.

  6. Betty June 24, 2019 at 7:43 am #

    Talking so much you can’t get a word in edgewise.

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