If you're feeling a bit sheepish about a job interview at the moment, or if you're in the throws of jobseeking, this collection of 14 interviews might help you feel slightly better about yourself:
Don't call your former boss a liar
Don't enquire as to whether you can install a camera in the ladies toilets
Don't high-five your interviewer (as a general rule)
Make sure you've done your research on the 'business'
Don't lie about how long you were with your previous 'business'
'CV broke' is not an excuse for being late
Don't, under any circumstances, kiss your interviewer on the cheek unless you know them personally
If you've made mistakes, acknowledge them and turn them into positives
Be careful where you put your hands
Rope in a mate that has exceptional acting talent
Smile and wave
Exhibit a little enthusiasm
Don't describe the role you're looking for as 'relaxing'
Don't ask stupid questions when asked if you have any questions
Try not to say anything controversial
Find common ground
Don't give up - it might not be a lost cause
Special skills: I do voices - might not work for most job interviews. Auditions for acting roles yes.
Understand your audience
Assess the situation immediately and know your 'banter' boundaries
Don't flap around questions that throw you
Take advice from your own past interviews
Don't tell your interviewer you've never heard of their company. They will have at least expected a Google
Be honest. Employers value honesty even if it's something you think they don't want to hear
Don't bring your step-brother into the interview. Or brother. Or sister. Or any family relation
Get the interviewer's name right
Flatulence is not acceptable
'I'm looking for the least possible amount of responsibility' - not a good line
Citing experience from 20 years ago might not get you too far
Turning up with a cigarette in hand won't give off the best first impression
Keep calm if you find yourself in a situation you can't cope with
Don't get too comfortable too quickly, remember you're still in an interview
'Call security, there's a crazy guy out in the hall' is always going to be a red flag
Don't scream your name when asked
Joint interviews (assessment days in most cases) are always going to be challenging. Let other people speak
A recap at the end of the interview is a great way to round up the session
Don't go for an interview at a place you don't want to work
Don't discuss the interviewer's wife
If you're looking for a marketing job at the moment, we hope some of these lessons, both good and bad, have given you the little slice of confidence you needed to go ahead and ace some interviews. Check out all of our live marketing jobs here!