Career Watch: How women can get ahead

By Jamie Eckle, Computerworld |  Career, career advice, career planning

* Asset management: 34%

* IT research: 30%

* Human resources (within IT): 20%

Source: Forrester Research Inc.'s 2009 Global IT Staffing Online Survey, with responses from 128 CIOs from Forrester's ongoing IT research panel

'Hello? No, I'm not busy. I'm just at a job interview.'

If you're heading to a job interview, turn off your phone. Taking a call during an interview is one of the gaffes that hiring managers cited most often in a recent CareerBuilder survey about irksome habits of interviewees. Over 2,700 hiring managers responded to the online survey. Here are some of the behaviors that bother them:

* Dressing inappropriately (57%)

* Appearing uninterested (55%)

* Speaking negatively about a current or previous employer (52%)

* Appearing arrogant (51%)

* Answering a cell phone or texting during the interview (46%)

* Failing to provide specific answers (34%)

* Not asking good questions (34%)

Source: CareerBuilder.com, February 2010


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