(Closed) of these..worst on a job interview…

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Worker bee

The Breath is hard to get past, the others aren’t good however

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Depends. Is it an individual interview or with a group in a board room?

Individual- Bad breath. For sure.

Group- Dirty fingernails. One of them is bound to notice the lack of grooming when you’re shaking hands.

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Ooh really close…Bad breath would really gross me out, but I think I’d go with dirty fingernails. Some people have conditions that cause bad breath and it can’t be helped, but if you don’t care enough to clean your nasty fingernails, why would I as an employer think you were going to take good care of whatever your job requires. I guess because dirty fingernails seems like the one thing on the list that is easily fixed, and if you won’t fix something so simple, I feel like you’re not really invested in making a good impression/getting a job.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@mg1363: Ew, this reminds me of a really gross story. I used to work at Burger King, and there was this woman I worked with (let’s call her “Dirt,” like everyone else used to) who was absolutely disgusting. She never cleaned her fingernails, her hair was always greasy, and she smelled. Bad. For some reason, they thought it was a good idea to put her at the front counter. I’m pretty sure it was because she claimed to be too incompetent to do anything else, including drop fries into grease.

At first, I was a little upset that I would get kicked off register whenever Dirt came in. But then I saw her husband. Let’s call him Filth. He had the dirtiest fingernails of anyone I had ever seen, and the dirt just creeped up his hands. And to top it all off, he was a CREEPER. Like, asked all the high school girls how old they were creeper… I always said I was 17. Always.

These people had a home. They had a shower. And if nothing else, the Burger King had bathroom sinks. Wash your hands people. Seriously.

Okay, maybe fingernails are winning for me now lol.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve been on the other end of this, as the interviewer, and I had some crazy things happen during interviews. One girl actually pulled out a nail file and started filing her nails in the middle of an interview. At that point I said “I think we’re done here.” and she actually had the nerve to say “So when do I start?” I had no problem filing her ap in the circular file. I also received a resume which was wonderful, accept the email address she put on her contact info was [email protected]—-.com   Seriously, why do people shoot themselves in the foot like this?

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@SandyThePoet: HAHAHAHAHA seriously lady? Take 2 minutes out of your day and set up a yahoo account… SuzyXXX469… good lord.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have a sensitive nose and the bad breath would be to much for me.  The others are bad but the breath could make me nauseous.

Post # 10
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Honey bee

Yeah, bad breath for me (if i only could choose one) … I have a sensitive sense of smell, and that would just make me not want to work with you. At least I know the person could theoretically clean their nails…

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

None of these would win any points! In order I’d say: fingernails, bad breath, dandruff, and pit stains. (99.9% of candidates I meet are in suits so pit stains aren’t really something I see much.)

Other things that make interviewers cringe: sport socks with dress shoes, messy hair, heavy club makeup, unprofessional footwear, cleavage.

The ridiculous email addresses baffle me – you’re an adult who is job searching!!! Get it together!

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