A new survey of over 1,000 hiring managers found there are things that can instantly destroy your chances in a job interview, even if you have a great résumé. Here are the top ten . . .
1. Being caught in a lie. 71% of employers said they’d never hire you.
2. Answering a phone call or text during the interview, 67%.
3. Being arrogant or acting like you’re entitled, 59%.
4. Showing a lack of accountability, 52%. Like if you got FIRED from your last job and blamed the whole thing on your boss.
5. Swearing, 51%.
6. Dressing inappropriately, 50%.
7. Badmouthing an ex-boss or a former company you worked for, 48%.
8. Knowing nothing about the job or company where you’re applying, 45%.
9. Having unprofessional body language, 43%. The study found the three worst mistakes are not making eye contact . . . not smiling . . . and fidgeting with something on the table.
10. Knowing nothing about the industry in general. ONLY 35% said they’d pass on hiring you.