Job Interview Tips: How to Avoid the #1 Job Interview Disaster (Bad Breath)

Job Interview Tips: How to Avoid the #1 Job Interview Disaster (Bad Breath)

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Hi, I’m Katrina Szish for Howdini. I’m joined by Melissa Brown, president
of It’s Just Lunch. And we’re going to talk about how to
avoid job interview disasters. Yes. Makes me scared just
thinking about it. It could be pretty scary, if you don’t
know how to handle it or avoid it. OK, well, luckily you’re going
to show us how to avoid it. Correct. So what are some of the biggest
disasters and how can we avoid them right off the bat? Sure. I think the biggest thing
is to be on time. Do not be late to a job interview. In fact, it’s recommended that you show
up about 15 minutes early to the job interview. So things that I would do is I would
make sure I know where I’m going. I would scout out the location prior
to the actual interview date. Know where parking is. That’s a great point. Know the building. Know the location. Just know your environment and your
surroundings before going. The other is wardrobe malfunction. Yes. Make sure you’re looking nice and neat
and professional for this interview. So you always want to be
business professional. But make sure you’re steamed clean. Just make sure you’re nice and ironed
out, there’s no wrinkles, so you look nice and tidy and professional
for that interview. Also do your research. Oh, very important. Yes, it’s extremely important. You definitely want to know not only
what the position entails but more about the company as well as the
person you’re meeting with. And then this one, I hate to bring it
up but it’s something you definitely want to consider, is bad breath– Oh, yeah. –and just hygiene, in general. Yes. Not a pretty topic but bad breath
can kind of be a deal breaker across the board. Oh, absolutely, absolutely, especially
if you’re interviewing for a position where you’re dealing with people. Excellent point. Yes. So it’s extremely important that
you, obviously, maintain your regular oral hygiene. But also consider things that you
can do to freshen yourself up before the interview. What are some of those things? Oh, there’s a bunch of things
that you can do. But what I would recommend is,
especially if you have time to prepare, about a week before
start using Whitestrips. It’s a great way to give yourself a
confident, fresh, pearly white smile. And then right before the interview
there’s great whitening toothpaste that you can use. And that will help brighten
up your smile. Fantastic. Yes. And your smile is very important. Not only does it show that
you’re confident. But it also shows that you’re
a trustworthy person. And maybe if you’re in kind of a dicey
situation, a smile can help you get out of it. Yes. That’s a good thing. Yes, that’s true. What if you’re jumping from job
interview to job interview and you don’t have time to stop at home and
brush your teeth or freshen up? Right, and a lot of people don’t. Sure. And they don’t. I mean just with hectic schedules or
very busy they might be going from interview to interview to interview. Sure. So there’s a few things you can do is
one consider what you’re eating and drinking throughout the day. Stay away from smelly foods,
like onions and garlic. And make sure you’re not drinking
three cups of coffee. But if you are, have a plan
B. Have a backup plan. Have a little refresh kit. You can keep mouthwash in there as well
as just a mini-toothbrush and some mini-toothpaste. That way you can freshen up before
you head into your interview. That sounds like a great weapon that
everybody should carry at all times. Yes. So tell us about some job interview
no-no’s so we can avoid problems right off the bat. Sure. And some of these may seem
very, very obvious. Tell them anyway. All right. Bring them on. But the first one is just profanity. Obviously, you don’t want to be using
profanity in your interview. Two is just rudeness– Sure. –just being, yeah, cutting
off the interviewer. I mean there’s certain things that you
may not think are rude but could come across rude to the interviewer. Jokes, unless you’re interviewing to
be a comedian, I mean you really shouldn’t be throwing the jokes out– Right. –in the interview. Eye contact, too, is very
important, if you’re not making enough eye contact. It’s extremely important that you’re
letting them know how confident you are and how trustworthy you are. And I think that goes hand
in hand with the smile. OK. And smiling appropriately, you don’t
have to be sitting there smiling the whole time but smiling when
it’s needed or smiling at the appropriate times. You’ve interviewed a ton of people
in your career, Melissa. So what is the one worst job disaster
experience that you can tell us about? OK, and I don’t know how much
of a disaster it is. But it has, I think, to
do with the research. It’s extremely important that, when
you’re going to a job interview, you research the position, you research the
company, who you’re meeting with. And we hire a lot of matchmakers. We’ve been in business for 20 years. We have over 150 offices. Wow. So we meet a lot of matchmakers
throughout the years. And for some reason some people just
have a tough time with our name. We’re It’s Just Lunch. And we get a lot of matchmakers
come in and say For Lunch Only or Just Lunch. So I would recommend just
doing your research. OK, all great tips. Thank you so much. Thanks. Melissa Brown from It’s Just Lunch. Right. Absolutely. All right, let’s recap. Don’t be late. Show up at least 15 minutes early. And use that time to avoid
the biggie, bad breath. Bring a small bottle of mouthwash and
a mini-brush to quickly freshen up. No fidgeting in the interview. Let your body language say
that’s you’re confident. No rudeness or lack of eye contact. Look people in the eyes. And use your best confidence
tool, your smile. On behalf of Scope, I’m Katrina
Szish for Howdini. For more information, check
out the website.

25 thoughts on “Job Interview Tips: How to Avoid the #1 Job Interview Disaster (Bad Breath)”

  1. I don't like ties neither suits, but I have something more important, skills and that's all I need for a job interview.

  2. When I notice a patient has halitosis/bad breath or complains of post nasal drip and tonsil stones despite having healthy teeth & gums, my advice is they visit the site of Oraltech Labs. I can report clients return visits have undetectable Halitosis/bad breath. So if all else fails try them. USA & UK. Association of Dental Health.

  3. Hey Guys, the subtitles are not in the right video, the subtitle of the first video is in the second one :/ can you fix that?

  4. Some people have had success from oil-blotting sheets. They are like thin tissue paper that usually come in a small in size pack. You just blot your face and the paper absorbs the oil. Also, if you are a woman, the use of mineral make-up has been helpful. good luck! 🙂

  5. not a problem, if the interviewer asks you if what's your biggest weakness, then, your answer would be "bad breath" and there's no need to explain anymore. lol

  6. Hygiene and breath… they need to be maintained EVERY day, not just on interview day. I do not like co workers with bad breath.. and "one of my weakness (the weakness question).. is to be frank and honest in comments to co workers that remind them of their hygiene.. especially if they come up to my desk all the time.

  7. I had to watch this for a communications class… this is worse than watching Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan with my mom…


  9. i dnt think their is any general formula to have a successfull interview every one has its own liking dislikings , just you should have a good communication and confidence

  10. What does this speaker consider to be the #1 thing to avoid in a job interview?
    Arriving late

    What suggestions does this speaker make regarding preparing for a job interview? Choose all that apply.
    Scout out the location of the interview early, and prepare a route to the interview.
    Make sure your clothing is neat, clean and pressed.
    Research the company and the person you are meeting with prior to the interview.

    Which of the following does the speaker suggest you avoid during job interviews? Choose all that apply.
    Interrupting the interviewer

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