The best way to make a bad impression is to not be prepared. Putting down the company or the person or the competitor. How you dress, research the company, know your own resume, and being able to answer questions, and having questions to ask are factors in making an impression.
I had a person show up in a tank top once. He came straight from a bachelor's party. That wasn't good. One young man was very honest and told me his boss said to him that he was expendable and he could be replaced by a carrot. At Ohio State, this young man asked if we could do the interview outside near his car. He said he needed to leave right away.
Joe Buena Vista
Don't show up on time. Don't act interested. Lack of knowledge about the employer and the job.
owner of Printo Graphix
The best way to make a bad impression at a job interview is to not show up. If you're at a job interview, a bad impression would be sneezing on our hand then offering a handshake. Come in with pizza stains and last night's beer breath.
representative of Green Body
Showing up late. One woman complained that no one would take her seriously. She had bad hair. She was not dressed well. But she went to my church. I didn't know about it until a month after the interview. We didn't hire her.
owner of Hearing Services
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