5 Job Interview Deal Breakers

By Robert Half on April 20, 2015 at 2:09pm


When interviewing candidates for creative roles, what do you consider to be deal breakers*?

1. Checking or answering the phone during the interview: 77%
2. Showing up late without acknowledging it: 70%
3. Not bringing items that were requested (resume, portfolio, references): 70%
4. Wearing improper interview attire: 69%
5. Speaking poorly of a past job or employer: 62%

Source: The Creative Group survey of 400 advertising and marketing executives in the United States.

Multiple responses were permitted.

*Something a candidate says or does that will likely discount him/her from consideration.

© 2015 The Creative Group. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

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