Thursday, March 5, 2015

The 10 worst mistakes you can make in a job interview

I recently found this list of The 10 worst mistakes you can make in a job interview at the Independent's website.
Just read them and choose three as the worst of the worst mistakes you can make in a job interview. Don't forget to tell me why!!


38 comments:

  1. In my opinion the first worst mistake is CV spelling mistakes because send a bad impression about the education of job applicant. The second worst mistake is chewing gum because the interviewee gives the impression of they doesn't know how to behave in certain situation and the last worst mistake is answering the phone, this is a mistake because is disrespect and seems that the interview is less important than answer the phone.

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  2. I think that all of them are important I can't choose three of them to be the worst of the worst jajaj.. But I think that the worst thing is all of them at the same time. Can you imagine someone: At first having a limp handshake, then chewing gum with the mouth open, then with clothes little presentables, then having work history issues, with a poor presentation, CV spelling mistakes, then answering the phone, poor body language, doing unusual comments and having a rude behaviour. It would be a madness,

    Ingrid
    4th A ESO

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    1. Har har! Yes, you're right. That's the worst of the worst of the worst of the worst!!

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  3. From my point of view, the worst thing you can do in a job interview is chew gum because is it a symbol of rudenes. Another bad thing is make spelling mistakes in your CV. Because you seem a careless person.
    If I go to a job interview I won't eat a chewing gum and I will read a lot of times my CV to be sure thet there isn't any mistakes.

    Maria Martínez
    4th c

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    1. And yes, be very careful with spelling.

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  4. From my point of view, all of them are the worst of the worst but if I need to choose three I would choose ignoring the dress code because the dress is the first that enters from your eyes. The second one, could be answering the phone because it makes a bad image about your responsibility and the last one CV spelling mistakes because it show you a bad education.

    Neus Santiago
    4th B

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    1. Yes, you are right. Misspellings in your CV are a sign of ignorance and lack of concern.

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  5. In my opinion, the three worst mistakes you can make in a job interview lowering your chances of being accepted for the job are have a poor posture and body language because they have a huge impact on the way interviewers view your interest in apply for the job. Another huge mistake is chew gum during the interview, this shows you as a careless person. The last mistake I think is a really bad one is ignore the dress code because this gives the impresion of an employee that doesn't fit in the job he is applying for.

    Alba Arias, 4c

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  6. In my opinion, the first mistake that you can't do during an interview is chew gum because you show that you haven't got education. The second mistake that you can't do is have CV spellings mistakes because you show that you don't take the job seriously. The third mistake that you can't do in an interview is answer the phone because it's a lack of respect for the person that makes you the interview.

    Sara Gonzalo
    4th A

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    1. I agree with you. When you say that if you chew gum you show a lack of EDUCATION, what you really mean is that chewing gum during a job interview is not POLITE.

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  7. in a job interview , you have to be sure of yourself and show all the best that you can do.
    and try not to make any mistakes .

    Ruth Ballesté 4tc

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    1. Ruth, I quite agree with you but it looks like you didn't read the article because your comment is too general. Can you just follow the instructions of the exercise?

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  8. I think that to make a spelling mistake would be a serious mistake because it would give a very bad impression.
    The second mistake would be the chewing gum while you are making a job interview because it is bad education.
    The thirdmistake is you have to dress in the suitable shape.

    Irina
    4C

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  9. In my opinion, all mistakes that you make in a job interview are very bad because any mistake that you make will leave a bad image about yourself and then make you not to pass the interview, tha's why I can't choose three to be the worst.

    P.S: If you make me a choose I will choose to give up doing this comment. :P

    Xinli Ye 4t C

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  10. In my opinion the first worst mistake is CV spelling mistakes because send a bad impression about the education of job applicant.The third mistake that you can't do in an interview is answer the phone because it's a lack of respect for the person that makes you the interview. the last one I would choose ignoring the dress code because the dress is the first that enters from your eyes.

    pau liu
    4 th C

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  11. In my opinion the three worst mistakes you can make in an job interview are:

    A weak handshake: this can give a bad impression to the employer because he can think you are a person without personality.

    Not look into the eyes of the employer. This can be seem that you're not honest.

    To lie in the CV. At the end you can be discovered and finaly you can lose your job.

    Raúl Gayet
    4 th C

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  12. In my opinon the first worst mistake is chewing gum. It's a disrespect. I think that is very disagreeable to talk with someone chewing gum. The second mistake is ignoring the drees code because is the first impression and you have to know to dress depending on where are you. The third mistake is C.V spelling mistakes. As say Dina Ricman, the author: "Nothing ruins a profesional C.V like a spelling error".

    Maria Gutiérrez 4th B

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  13. In my opinion the three worst mistakes are:
    -First: chewing gum, because is very rude and defines the type of person you are.
    -Second: Being distracted during the interview and answer the phone, is rude, because it is disagreeable to another person.
    .And the third: Go wrong dress, casual. You should go to impress, elegant. Define your personality i your desire to work.

    Dana Ezquerro 4th B

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    1. Oh yes, you want to be elegant, but be careful because you don't want to be more elegant than the interviewer. So you'd better wear something, let's say, "neutral". You know what I mean, don't you?

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    2. Yes, I'm agree with you.

      Dana Ezquerro 4th B

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  14. I think all of them are worst, but the first worst mistake is ignoring the dress code because the first impression is more important.
    Second worst mistake is rude behaviour because demonstrate you not are interested in this job.
    Third mistake is CV spelling mistake demonstrate you not are qualified for this job.

    Marta Garcia
    4th A

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  15. I think that all the mistakes are importants but my three worst mistakes are:
    1: Arrive later in the interview defines the type of person how you are.
    2: The vocabulary that you use is very important. We must make a good impression.
    3:We must be well dressed but not too, there is a limit.

    Kevin Fernández 4thB

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  16. In my opinion, the three worst mistakes you do in a job interview is:
    Ignoring the dress code, because you must go to the job interview neutral
    Poor body language, because means if you are interested at this job interview
    Chewing gum, because it's very bad and dirty talk in a job interview with a gum in your mouth

    Noelia Chia
    4th C

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  17. In my opinion, the three worst mistakes you can make in a job interview are having bad posture and body language. Another big mistake is to chew gum during the interview , shown as a careless person . The last error which I think is a very bad is ignoring the dress code as this gives the impression of an employee who does not fit the job you are applying .

    Iván Gómez García 4ºESO C

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  18. In my opinion, the three worst mistakes in a job interview are:
    1. Ignore the dress code because is a form to disobey the politics of the company.
    2. CV spelling mistakes because he gives a bad impression at the boss for contracting her.
    3. Rude behaviour because he can't has a bad vocabulary to work in a company.

    Dioni Millán
    4th ESO B

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    1. Well, Dino, It is not a matter of "obeying" anyone. It's just a matter of politeness: wear well, behave well, etc.

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  19. I think that when you do a job interview can not chew gum because it is a lack of education. You can not submit a CV with spelling mistakes as they would realize your academic level. And do not you grab a phone while being interviewed.

    Maria Portajero 4t A

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  20. For me the three worst mistakes are:
    -A limp handshake: They have to feel that you have trust in yourself and you come stomping.
    - Poor presentation: They need to hear that you're a person with resources and sociable and you can give a lot of yourself.
    - Ignoring the dress code: The dress has to be correct. Simple and elegant.

    Núria Morchón Martínez 4º ESO B

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  21. In my opinion, the three worst mistakes you can make in a job interview is to go dressed inappropriately for an interview because the owner noticed that you have to respect him . The other mistake you can make is to have bad etention questions that can make you .The last mistake is to have a chewing gum in the mouth that means no education to the person interviewing you .

    Josep Carrillo 4th C

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  22. in my opinion the firt worst mistake in a job interview is if you have a poor presentation because it´s so importar like speak , in second place are ``chewing gum ´´ you shouldnt have a meeting while you´re eating chewing gum , and in the last place the phone , i think that when you are speaking with someone you should see her face , it´s a little part of respect of the speaking .


    Josue Hernandez
    4rt C

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  23. In my opinion all the mistakes are importants but my three worst mistakes are:
    1.- Don't be late. You have to be punctual.
    2.-I go dressed appropriately. the first impression always counts.
    3.-use appropriate language.


    Ruth Ballesté Soriano 4ºESO C

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  24. I think that the worst mistake is when you are chewing gum, because it is disrespectful and you give a bad image of you. Another would be a spelling mistakes in the cv. The reader would think that you aren't smart enough for the job, and probably he won't hire you. Also have a rude behavior can be a problem during your interview. Because nobody want to work with an arrogant person.

    Cristina Grande 4tA

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  25. In my opinion, all of them are the worst of the worst.
    But if I need to choose three I would choose:
    The first, the mistake is answering the phone because is disrespect and seems that the interview is less important than answer the phone.
    The second mistake is chewing gum because in the interview gives the impression of they doesn't know how to behave.
    The third mistake is CV spelling mistakes because show you a bad education.

    Wanda Sacaca
    4th B

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  26. I think that one of the worst mistakes is the phone because when you're speak with a person you should look at he/her for respect at the person and look like the phone is more important than the interview. The second worst mistake is ignoring your image because thats the first impresion of you and the last worst mistake is CV spelling mistakes because looks like you don't have education

    Andrea Pérez.

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  27. In my opinion, the first mistake that you can't do during an interview is chewing gum. I think that is rude and a disrespect. The second mistake is a poor presentation; when the job applicants go without a dress code, like a casual day, they send a bad impression. The last mistake but no less important, is when you spell mistakes at the CV. It looks like a lack of respect, at least for me, because it's something that you can remedy when you read.

    Núria Ramos, 4th ESO B.

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  28. I remember when i was like, 8, my father had this book and it was just like the cartoons in this videos. It was so funny. Watching this is like a throwback to the old good days.
    xx Pamela Ag.

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    1. Pam, your comment is very nice but it does not follow the exercise instructions I gave you. You MUST read the article and discuss the worst mistakes.

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