A recent survey of hiring managers compiles the Ten Wackiest Job Interview Mistakes.
Suffice to say that it isn’t a good idea to allude to your plans to go out drinking after the appointment, flush the toilet during a phone interview or explain that you were fired for beating up your last boss. (Another pet peeve I’ve seen is when interviewees answer a phone call DURING the interview. Not a good idea.)
Some interesting and useful information to note from the article:
More than half (51 percent) of hiring managers cited dressing inappropriately as the most detrimental mistake a candidate can make in an interview. Speaking negatively about a current or previous employer came in second at 49 percent and appearing disinterested ranked third at 48 percent. Other mistakes included appearing arrogant (44 percent), not providing specific answers (30 percent) and not asking good questions (29 percent).