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Have you ever done these things on a job interview?

I heard on the news yesterday that there are five things that the younger folk are doing to mess up job interviews these days:

1) Wearing flip flops.

2) Addressing the potential employer as "dude".

3) Starting off the interview by asking what the job pays.

4) Wearing facial body jewelry

5) Not properly filling out the application and/or mistakes in applications and/or Resumes.

They were discussing why the younger generation has not been taught how to ace an interview, so to speak.  So, what are you thoughts? 



Asked by m-avi at 8:03 PM on Jan. 11, 2011 in Money & Work

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Answers (12)
  • Nope, I was lucky... my high school actually does a program in senior english where we have to write resumes, make portfolios, get recommendation letters, & are interviewed by local business owners. It's a huge part of our last semester grade, & it was so helpful!


    Answer by KA91 at 8:14 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • I would never do those things. I would want a job too much to let my jackassery get in the way of it.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 8:07 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • NotPanicking, I have no idea what that means, but I will vote ya up anyway... LOL!

    If you ever get a chance - rent The Big Lebowski (when there are no kids in the room).

    Answer by NotPanicking at 8:16 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • Hmm....haven't done any of those things. I have been asked if I'm an illegal though! Ha ha!

    Answer by khf22 at 8:05 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • To me these are common sense things not to do, but I guess common sense isn't so common.


    Answer by JeremysMom at 8:06 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • I have never done any of those things.

    Answer by TARARENEE at 8:06 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • No I havent but these things sound typical of teens today, who is suppose to teach them proper interview techniques, school sure does'nt address it. I didn't learn until I went to college

    Answer by Momabear455 at 8:07 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • I have had older candidates make some of these mistakes, too.

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:50 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • WOW!! Flip flops and facial jewelry?!?!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:54 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • Were they interviewing for Lebowski's bowling team???

    Answer by NotPanicking at 8:04 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

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