ANSWERS: 100
  • lie because the interviewer will spot it a mile off and other than that fart or burp LOL
  • I think a negative attitude or negative talk about former employers or co-workers would be on the top of the list of ways to sabotage yourself during an interview. If you don't like the way an interview is going or you want to cut it short, bring up a past lawsuit that involved a former employer for "sexual harrassment". I did that and it ensured that I would not be called back for a second interview. When I heard that the male employees of this construction firm used vulgar language frequently, I decided this way my way to bow out of the runnning graciously.
  • Take a call on your cell Yawn and then go, "Sorry, what was that again?" Start smoking
  • Ask stupid questions.
  • Somewhere on the Web, there is a page of horror stories about interviews. Ones I can remember: Interviewee pulled a wire on his briefcase and said it was a bomb and would explode if he didn't get a job. Interviewee arranged a fake call with a "higher offer" in the middle of the interview. When interviewer got phone call, interviewee pulled out girlie magazine and read it.
  • Apart from the absolutely obvious (like pee on the floor or insist on doing it stood on your head or something) I would say the main bad things are: not making eye contact (you don't have to stare at them, but don't do the whole thing staring at your feet), answering "I don't know" to any of the questions (at least explain why you don't know), swearing (careful with that, if you;re anything like me, stuff just pops out!), lying (you always get caught out) and not asking any questions of your own (if you really can't think of any say "I did have some but we seem to have covered all those in the course of the interview." Just saying "No, not really." makes you sound like you don't care.)
  • Asking "How much money am I gonna be making."
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  • I would stay away from barfing on the interviewer.
  • The worst thing is to be evasive. Try to be direct.
  • i read once that you should mimic the movements and motions of the interviewer- if they sit forward you sit forward, if they cross their legs, you cross your legs. The last suggestion was to (somehow) swich seats so you end up sitting in THIER chair and them in yours.The last part is illadvised.
  • Open another beer.
  • Give the impression that you don't really want the job.
  • Kill - It leaves a lasting bad impression.
  • Give a blank expression/stare when the interviewer asks you a question, and not give an answer. You have to think quick! Also asking about salary - we all know you are looking for money but give me a reason first to hire you - then we can talk cash. I want someone that is looking to work for the money, not get money for the work.
  • Tell them you already have a very good offer and then that you have another interview to go to when you finish. Try to flirt with the interviewer Wear inappropriate clothing and lay your cell on the desk as if it is important. Keep sniffing , that is very offputting Wear dirty shoes that offends me with a person applying for a position. It says they are sloppy and shoddy Light a cigarette
  • Tell them that your really hung over and you need to reschedule the interview.
  • Spontaneously combust
  • Chew gum, twiddle your fingers on the interviewers desk, slouch in your chair, tell them you see yourself in his position five years from now, stare out the window, embelish on your resume, smoke a cigarette, stop the interview to go take a leak, tell them you have to rush to another interview, or ask them to pull your finger.
  • Come on to, or flirt with the inteviewer, most likely you wont get the job, and if you do... i'm not sure thats the kind of job you want!
  • Ask the person giving the interview how long is this going to take?One more thiing is scratch your private part.
  • The worst thing I ever did in an interview was get my friend to do the interview instead of me.(believe it or not I got the job)
  • DO NOT EVER Be nagitve and critical. State your weak points also as your strengths. For example: you are a perfectionist (which is considered negative strength in professional world, called as extremist), do not say you like to be perfectionist, but say you have an eye for details (detail oriented) and try to achieve your best as you like to maintain quality and standard in your work.
  • excuse my choice of word but I betting FARTing has got to be a no no
  • start off by showing up late and saying sorry i had a little accident on myself then stuttering through the whole interview then saying well ur wasting my time oprah is coming on soon r we done yet?
  • Taking your clothes off, scratching your ass and picking your nose are some of the worst things to do, as well as shooting as passerbys and shouting in violent outbursts.
  • Cry ("in a survey this came out as the worst thing to do as it shows lack of emotional control and if you are that upset you should have maybe rescheduled")
  • Asking "Whats a computer?" and "How much money am I gonna be making?" and say just about everything wrong. including personal questions.
  • A few things I have noticed people do that really irratate me when in an interview are show up to the interview with a friend (please ask you friend to wait outside and definitely do not bring them into the interviewing room as moral support) and yes sometimes its a little unavoidable but show up to an interview sick (no one wants to have you hacking up a lung in their ears when they are thinking about hiring you) and my personal pet peeve... Try not to be too sweaty... I know we all get nervous but i personally can't stand the sweatiness down the cheak look.
  • Fart - and then laugh at it!
  • I once interviewed a woman who not only smelled like she hadn't washed her pantyhose in weeks, but she actually leaned over during the interview, took a dangling thread from her skirt hem in her mouth and bit it off. How repulsive!
  • During one interview, I had a woman tell me all about her current boss having an affair w/one of the co-workers; how she had to do all the work in the office because they were always "busy". DON'T do that! and nope, she didn't get hired!
  • Don't walk in the room as though there's a hole in the floor that you're watching out for. I promise you, there won't be!
  • I would say being rude to the interviewer or saying something you really didnt mean to say which will then pop up in every other interview you go to where you have to explain what you really ment.
  • Begin proseltyzing and/or giving your opinion on politics.
  • say actually and well and so every two words and for the extreme burp fart pick your nose and other signs that can show that you're really bored
  • Tell the person interviewing you (assuming it is your potential boss) how to do their own job.
  • Lie about your qualifications. Once you're hired the fact that you are not actually a rocket scientist, for example, will be very apparent.
  • Just not going that ruins your chances .yep
  • Asking only questions about breaks, days off, vacations, pay, and benefits shows that you are not really interested in the work and the company - just what you can get out of it after work.
  • Picking your nose might be inadvisable.
  • I was once interviewing (not a job interview) a woman, and she asked if it was okay to feed her son during the interview. I told her it was fine, assuming she would give him some crackers or something of the sort from her purse. He crawled up on her lap and she started nursing him. (He was 4 or 5 years old and speaking in full sentences.) Needless to say, the interview was over.
  • Wet your pants. but even then I've heard that it works
  • When answering questions about your qualifications, turn away, avoid eye contact, or look to the left. These are body language tells, which say you are lying or fabricating information.
  • Be late, and then talk about your family's personal financial problems -- about what the employer can do for YOU instead of what you can do for the employer.
  • Chew gum... Leave your mobile phone on and answer it mid question..... Pick your nose.... Yawn....
  • FART!(a loud one)
  • I would say blow a SNOT BUBBLE!!!
  • Passing gas!!!
  • Ask if you'll get a key to the office and if there is any security that works on the weekends.
  • Do not be late!!!
  • do a line of coke before going in and have the remnants on your face. i think the fast talky powder face might discourage hiring.
  • I would think the very worst thing you can do is to immediately start talking about salary, vacations and other benefits you want.
  • Throw up.
  • I know this is a bit late, but I saw this the other day and it fits well into the question -
  • Seem bored or unprepared. EIther that or vomit.... :S
  • Fart loudly, then declare "Wahay, sew a button on THAT!"
  • Being dressed in an inappropriate way and to lie in answers to questions.
  • Admit that you have a slight disability...not one requiring that you have a parking sticker level...just a little problem...like with your knee or rotator cuff...(this one happed to me as an applicant) When you are asked "what would you say is your worst fault....DO NOT SAY..."Well in the past I was a bit anal retentive about detail to the point I might not always delegate responsibility, as I should...but I've worked on getting past that." NEVER SAY ANAL ANYTHING! ROFLMAO OTHERS...chew/pop gum, pick at ANY part of your body, allow four-letter words to slip out of your maw, try to "take over" the interview, ask if the interviewer is "single" or into (what ever sex you are). All of these are ones (excepting the slight physical disability one) that happened to me when I was conducting interviews...I was VP of a negotiations firm and an applicant tried to hit on me...to the point I had him "helped" out of the building...oy oy ack! lmao
  • say can i use the tolet more than once when they say no!
  • smoking and having your cell phone on, not making eye contact
  • fart or curse
  • Don't fart!
  • Act as though you know more than the person interviewing you even when you do. Confidence is great humility is even better.
  • spontanously combust! i hate when that happens.
  • Not to look directly to the interviewer eyes. The eye contact is important because it will help your presentation.
  • showing tattos, chewing gum and no eye contact. those will make you lose the job.
  • showing tattos, chewing gum and no eye contact. those will make you lose the job.
  • jeans/ripped jeans. Unless interviewing at Google or Pixar. If you have to walk in looking disheveled, tell them you're currently working undercover in vice narcotics and can't shave shower etc unless you get the job or you'll break your cover.
  • Kill your employer.
  • Limit your answers to 'yes' or 'no.'
  • Tell them you love their compettiton.
  • Break wind at a crucial point...
  • say "what kind of job is this again
  • WALK OUT.
  • Eat your interviewer
  • Fart, belch, curse, use profanity, try to pickup/seduce the interviewer.
  • Burst out in tears.
  • One of the worst things you can do an interview is pass off as rude and impolite even before taking a question from your interviewer. A typical example of this is not taking care to shut the door behind you when you enter the room gracefully, or taking a seat without being offered one. Such things can put your interviewer off, and it doesn't matter what you do next really.
  • Come in drunk or stoned & smelling of it. Also during the interview dogging your last boss or start asking for every weekend off especially when they are hired to do weekends mostly.
  • laugh loud looking at the interviewer if he/she looks funny!!
  • Lieing(sp?) Because whaen and if they realize it they may fire you just as it starts getitng good. No eye contact--- look peoplein the eye handshake--- some people judge a person based on a handshake....so make it good.
  • start sweating real bad, and stumbling over your own words-it makes you look like you don't want to be there, and i wouldnt hire someone who was stressing that much over an interview-its not going to get easier!
  • Fall asleep.
  • piss ur pants
  • Get your c*ck out and have a great big wank.
  • At my old job we had a programmer come in to interview with some serious Body Odor issues. He'd just flown in from New York (to California) for the interview but this was beyond reasonable for having just got off a plane. Still, it turned out he was the most qualified candidate so he got the job, but HR had to ask him to keep his BO under control once he started. Not joking. Recruiter said it was the most awkward conversation she'd ever had.
  • Tell the interviewer that your not married.
  • Give one word answers. I interviewed a guy once who would pretty much only answer yes or no, and when I tried to give him a question he couldn't do that with (troubleshooting steps if a user complained about not being able to access the Internet) he still kept things as brief as possible. "reboot the computer. ping out. try other sites." The guy just couldn't communicate, at least that was the impression he gave, it may have just been nervousness.
  • Don't chew gum!
  • Maybe this isnt the worst but pretty bad nonetheless: When asked why you left your last job, are making the change or what you didn't like about it, refrain from actually telling your interviewr as though you were amongst your friends. Badmouthing your last employer makes you look SO unprofessional, turn the negative experience into a positive comment or response. Its all in your wording!! Rather than you quit because your manager was an a$$hole because you both butted heads in how tasks were completed or whatever the case, something like: I didn't feel that my previous employment was the right fit for me, I enjoy working in (enter attribute of job applying for here) and didn't feel that I was really being challenged or being able to utilize all of my (job: customer service, accounting etc...) skills there. This does a few things: gets the negative focus of this question gone, shows that you are professional, want a challenging job were you can further develop your skills and that learning new ones is important to you. This response opens other questions for you now, what challeneges are you looking for? What do you like best about working in (x)? Well thats my bit on one interview question!
  • fart, burp, bite your nails, twirl on your chair, tell them you dont like what their company offers, then pull out a cigarette and light it hehe
  • Vomit chili and containers of drugs you were smuggling on to the interviewer's desk.
  • Ask if you can smoke then take out a joint by mistake.
  • The worst thing is to wear a suit like the one doing the interview.
  • Go take a break

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