Scruffs get a dressing down from prospective bosses

Turning
up to an interview improperly dressed is the top reason employers wouldn’t give
a candidate the job, according to a new survey.

The
research, by law firm Peninsula, found that dressing too casually, such as
arriving with a top button undone, was the number one turn-off for bosses.

It
also found that only 12 per cent of employers polled realised that they could
be taken to employment tribunal for discriminating at an interview.

The
study of 5,224 businesses across the UK asked managers to name the one aspect
of interview behaviour they disliked the most.

The
top 5 turn-offs:

1.
26 per cent: improper dress for an interview

2.
19 per cent: lateness

3.
15 per cent: disproportionate interest in salary

4.
11 per cent: being cynical about colleagues

5.
9 per cent: poor handshake

By Michael Millar

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