Interview mistakes and CV howlers - new video

Mon, 24/06/2013 - 12:29 -- nick

What are the classic mistakes made by interviewees and job applicants?

The Telegraph's Louisa Peacock has asked business leaders and recruiters about the worst responses they have seen.

Some of their experiences are toe-curling. Can you imagine sitting in an interview texting while being asked questions? Or calling your interviewer Chris all the way through only for him to tell you at the end that his name was Mike? Or smelling of booze having had a swift one to settle your nerves beforehand?

There is some sensible advice between the horror stories too. Always prepare for the specific job you are being interviewed for, give it your full attention, and don't make outlandish claims you can't back up.

Watch the video here