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Landing that dream job isn't exactly a scientific endeavor, then again, neither is blowing the interview. But according to CareerBuilder, some careless candidates are losing jobs before whipping out their resumes and cover letters.
For example, one job applicant hoping to cash-in on a position with the financial company Merrill Lynch stunned several people sitting in a waiting area when he bashed the business and ripped its staff.
Turns out his audience were the hiring managers who were set to interview him.
"He definitely was not someone we thought would be of value to the organization - to say the least," said Airies Davis,
the president of the Chicago chapter of the National Association of African-Americans in Human Resources.
The beyond belief blunders on the list is raising serious questions whether common sense is all that common. In case you were wondering, here's what NOT to do:
Here's some advice: dress and act like you want the job to increase your shot of getting it.