Nov 15, 2019 - 09:45 AM
Such interview bloopers can be avoided with some preparation. Interviewing with a company is really a tryout, and your chances can come to an abrupt end if you do not impress the interviewer. "I've had a candidate talk about how hungover they were … They were not hired," says Jamie Jacobs on the Fairygodboss community dashboard.
Other commenters noted that they eliminated interviewees who didn't seem that interested in the job or the company, while one noted a candidate "asked if we provided free food and snacks. and what were they? He cared about the food over the interview."
In addition, more companies are looking for "soft skills" – a person's ability to show empathy, relate to others, and communicate well. Marc Enzor, president of Geeks 2 You, shared that an IT technician candidate "came in and refused to make eye contact during the entire interview. He would just stare at his hands for most of the interview. Every few minutes, he would look up, see us staring at him, then duck his eyes back onto his hands. It was incredibly awkward."