This question goes out especially to hiring managers or those who've worked in a hiring capacity — what's the worst mistake you've seen a candidate make in an interview?
Interviews can be anxiety-inducing, so anytime I've been in the interviewer's seat, I try to approach candidates with empathy. That said, there are certain mistakes that you'd be doing a disservice to both yourself and the company to ignore. For me, the most glaring mistake I encountered was when a candidate addressed me by the wrong name at least 4 or 5 times during the interview, despite me re-stating my name in the beginning. Not only did it show the candidate wasn't listening to me during our conversation, but it revealed a sense of carelessness on their part — we'd already exchanged multiple emails at this point, and he really should've done some research on me and my role at the company besides. What's the biggest mistake you've seen a candidate make during the interview process?