What Could Let Me Down at My Interview?




To follow is a lists of factors that could be perceived as being negative or off-putting to a perspective employer:

  • Turning up late
  • Limp handshake
  • Lack of preparation for the interview, e.g. no research on company or competitors
  • Poor personal appearance
  • Body odour or smelling heavily of smoke or alcohol
  • Aggressive, know it all attitude
  • Inability to detail work experience to date
  • Inability to look interviewer in the eye when talking with them
  • Lack of interest and enthusiasm for the position being offered
  • Lack of confidence/nervousness
  • Lack of direction, no thought into where you would like your career to head
  • Poor command of the English language
  • Money motivated, just looking a pay rise
  • Putting down past employers
  • Lack of maturity/manners
  • Swearing
  • One word answers to questions asked of you
  • Failure to ask questions of the interviewer when given the opportunity
  • No expression of interest in the position at the completion of the interview