Listen Now: Interview Horror Stories: 12 CEOs Share The Worst They’ve Seen
Everyone makes mistakes, but some can cost you a paycheck.
It’s not unusual to feel anxious before a job interview. But in some cases those nerves can cause you to make a mistake you might wish you had avoided. So for some workplace horror stories you should avoid, the job resource site Ladders.com spoke with twelve CEOs about the worst interview mistakes they’ve witnessed.
For example calling the interviewer by the wrong name. One CEO, whose name is Erika, says she was called Tiffany three times by a prospective employee. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the same woman wrapped up the interview by asking what it was that the company does.
Another example to avoid, not asking for the position, especially if it’s in sales. One CEO says he looks for people to close the interview by asking for the job. Something he says will solidify that person as a front-runner.
For more mishaps that have actually happened during a job interview, check out the original article now. They might make you feel better about your own recent performance.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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