Yes, everyone has a bad interview day now and then — I once interviewed for a job and they said I'd get the position under one condition: That I never again wear the perfume I had on. I had forgotten to wear deodorant, so sprayed some perfume on right before I entered the interview! Plus, they were TV writers, so it ended up being a funny interview mistake and they probably even put it into a TV script (so they should probably thank me). But back to the below interview dealbreakers that you can, and should, avoid.
"You've made it to the interview — congrats," Rachel Bitte, Chief People Officer at Jobvite, tells Bustle. "But with several rounds of being your 'best self' ahead, interviews today are more like a marathon than a sprint. To start, prepare, prepare, prepare. There's no such thing as being too ready for an interview. Remind yourself of what the company is looking for, and map your previous experience and skills to that list. But don't forget that evaluating them is just as important. Absorb the office vibe, get a sense of the company culture, and a better sense of the role's responsibilities, and take note if you click well with the interviewers. If it's a perfect fit, say so — recruiters love to hear why you're excited about their company." Makes sense, right?
Here are the top five interview deal-breakers that Jobvite discovered through their online survey of 831 recruiters in the U.S., conducted by Zogby Analytics. The question was: "Which of the following would automatically disqualify a candidate during an interview?" Here's what they found out.