The survey conducted by CareerBuilder says some of the most memorable mistakes made by interview candidates include acting out a Star Trek role and answering a phone call with a competitor during an interview.
The national survey was conducted for a month and included a sample of 2,201 hiring managers and human resource professionals across different industries and company sizes.
While most mistakes weren’t as bad as “acting out a Star Trek role,” there are several common mistakes the managers say interview candidates make. Those included appearing disinterested, dressing inappropriately and appearing arrogant.
Other mistakes include communications — failing to make eye contact, bad posture and a weak handshake.
Here are some more of the most memorable mistakes interview candidates made, according to CareerBuilder.com‘s news release:
· Applicant warned the interviewer that she “took too much valium” and didn’t think her interview was indicative of her personality
· Applicant arrived in a jogging suit because he was going running after the interview
· Applicant asked for a hug
· Applicant attempted to secretly record the interview
· Applicant brought personal photo albums
· Applicant called himself his own personal hero
· Applicant checked Facebook during the interview
· Applicant crashed her car into the building
· Applicant popped out his teeth when discussing dental benefits
· Applicant kept her iPod headphones on during the interview
· Applicant set fire to the interviewer’s newspaper while reading it when the interviewer said “impress me”
· Applicant said that he questioned his daughter’s paternity
· Applicant wanted to know the name and phone number of the receptionist because he really liked her