10 Ways To Make A Bad First Impression

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Students should read the Yahoo article on bad interview situations. Students should avoid these in order to get a job in the future.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If you are sick on the day of your interview you should
    • A. 

      Call the job site and speak with the person who will be interviewing you to explain what is wrong and rescedule the interview.

    • B. 

      Show up to the interview with an excuse from your mom.

    • C. 

      Call and ask for a phone interview instead of a face to face interview.

    • D. 

      Tell the person you are scheduled to meet another excuse other than your sick so the person will not think badly of you.

  • 2. 
    Which is the best way to handle piercing and tattoos on your body when interviewing for a job?
    • A. 

      It is best to cover tattoos or remove piercings. This depends on the cullture of the company you will be working for.

    • B. 

      Go as you are and be yourself completely.

    • C. 

      Avoid jobs that won't accept your tattoos.

    • D. 

      Everyone has piercings so all jobs will accept it

  • 3. 
    What garments are not appropriate to wear for a job interview.
    • A. 

      Shorts, T-Shirt and Flip flops

    • B. 

      Dress shirt, neck tie, dress pants

    • C. 

      Sunday best outfit.

    • D. 

      Business Casual Dress

  • 4. 
    What is a good way to determine what is an appropriate way to dress for a interview with a specific company?
    • A. 

      Examine their website, ask the secretary or someone who works there, pose a question on Twitter.

    • B. 

      Ask the human resource person what you should wear.

    • C. 

      Dress like you would for school. It's a safe bet everyone else dresses like that.

    • D. 

      Ask someone in a department store for help.

  • 5. 
    According to a University of Iowa Study, what is more important than physical appearance?
    • A. 

      Solid handshake

    • B. 

      Manners

    • C. 

      Voice

    • D. 

      Grooming

  • 6. 
    How much time should you arrive early to an interview?
    • A. 

      No more than 10 minutes prior to the interview

    • B. 

      30 minutes prior to the inteview

    • C. 

      5 minutes late

    • D. 

      Anytime around the scheduled time for the interview.

  • 7. 
    What is a good way to stop sweaty palms?
    • A. 

      Run cold water on your hands

    • B. 

      Use hand lotion.

    • C. 

      Wipe your hands on your pants or dress.

    • D. 

      Use a electric hand dryer in the restroom.

  • 8. 
    If you are late to an interview, what is the best course of action?
    • A. 

      Call the interviewer as soon as possible and explain the situation.

    • B. 

      Don't show up for the interview.

    • C. 

      Show up anyway no matter how late you are.

    • D. 

      Bring an excuse from home.

  • 9. 
    How much time accroding to Roger Ailes does it take to make a first impression?
    • A. 

      7 Seconds

    • B. 

      10 Seconds

    • C. 

      10 minutes

    • D. 

      30 Minutes

  • 10. 
    What is a safe topic to discuss with the interviewier to feel at ease in an interview?
    • A. 

      Ask the interviewer how he/she learned about the company.

    • B. 

      Complement the interviewers dress.

    • C. 

      Read a brochure during the interview.

    • D. 

      Flirt with the secretary.

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