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Job interviews can be quite the balancing act. You want to answer questions thoughtfully and showcase your skills and suitability for a role, all while looking polished and not tripping over your feet as you enter/leave the room.
What makes the experience all the more daunting is the fact you have no way of telling what your prospective boss is thinking while this is going on. Are they judging you for wearing flat shoes? Did they notice you just used the word “great” twice in one sentence, or that you exaggerated just a little bit in the ‘Skills’ section of your resume?
Unless you’re a mind reader, you have no answers — but a recent Reddit thread gives some insight into the prejudices some employers hold against job candidates. Some of them are perfectly reasonable. Others? A little perplexing. Here are 17 of them.
1. Your email address
“If I see ‘@hotmail.com’ anywhere on their resume, I expect them to be stupid.” — William_Harzia
“Who in their right mind would send in their resume from their current work e-mail? Are you at work right now, using your employer’s time to apply to jobs? What if I want to extend an offer, but you’ve left the position and no longer have access to your work e-mail? Just… why?” — musicalrapture
2. Being late
“Tardiness. I’m blown away by people who do not show up on time for interviews, I had a friend who did that and he couldn’t understand why he couldn’t get a job.” -eDgAR-