The next time you stumble over a word in an interview or accidentally forget to turn off your cell phone, take heart – most interviewers have seen much worse. CareerBuilder recently asked more than 2,200 hiring managers and human resource professionals to share the most outrageous mistakes candidates have made during a job interview; here are some of their scary real-life examples:
We know many of you are seeking a new (or better) job, so to help you uncover valuable opportunities, we'll be spotlighting a job of the week. This week, we’re featuring an opportunity for an assistant corporate secretary at Hilton Worldwide.
Years ago, the concept of “creatively enhancing” your resume (in other words, making stuff up) was sort of an unofficially accepted thing—if you didn’t do it yourself, you likely knew people who did. And the conventional wisdom was that once you got hired and started your new job, the fact that your fudged a few things on your application or added a bit of fiction to your resume was seen as no longer relevant.
Sometimes changing jobs is a smart career move, but doing so too often may make potential employers uneasy. Finding and training new workers can be time-consuming and costly, so a hirer wants to know that the candidate selected not only has great potential and abilities but also good odds of sticking around.
It’s no secret that there are a lot of folks out to find a new job, making it the fourth most common New Year’s resolution according to a Harris poll. In fact, a recent survey of more than 1,200 people by Salary.com revealed that 83% of them will be scouting out new opportunities in 2014, with nearly a quarter of them spending some time doing so every single day.