10 ways to lose a job before you get it
Show up late for the interview
Late interview arrival is a hiring complaint heard by Paul Chittenden, co-founder of JobKaster, a job search app that helps seekers find local jobs. "I don't care if you have to show up an hour or two early, but the first impression is paramount," he says, and late interviewees create a bad impression.
But arriving more than 10 minutes early can inconvenience the interviewer. While waiting, review your talking points, resume and the company background info in your car or nearby. "Make sure you are prepared. If you feel fully prepared, then by all means, play on your phone or read a book," he says.