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Really!? Mistakes job applicants make.

Sometimes you just can’t make this stuff up.  CareerBuilder released a survey this week of more than 2,400 hiring managers which listed some of the most outrageous and common mistakes that job candidates have made in job interviews.

When asked what the most outrageous blunders they had encountered interviewing candidates were, hiring managers reported the following:

  • Provided a detailed listing of how previous employer made them mad.
  • Hugged hiring manager at the end of the interview.
  • Ate all the candy from the candy bowl while trying to answer questions.
  • Constantly bad mouthed spouse.
  • Blew her nose and lined up the used tissues on the table in front of her.
  • Brought a copy of a college diploma that had obviously been white-outed and his name added.
  • Wore a hat that said “take this job and shove it.”
  • Talked about how an affair had cost him a previous job.
  • Threw his beer can in the outside trashcan before coming into the reception office.

In addition to the most unusual gaffes, employers shared the most common mistakes candidates made during an interview:

  • Answering a cell phone or texting during the interview – 71 percent
  • Dressing inappropriately – 69 percent
  • Appearing disinterested – 69 percent
  • Appearing arrogant – 66 percent
  • Speaking negatively about a current or previous employer – 63 percent
  • Chewing gum – 59 percent

And if you like those, you’ll love these funniest interview answers.

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