Texting? Pets? Millennials Are Flunking Job Interviews – CNBC

The other day, a Facebook friend posted a snapshot of a young store employee absorbed by a smartphone instead of stocking or cleaning. My 15yo has expressed zero interest in Facebook, though my 11yo is irked that some of her preteen friends already have accounts (despite the official 13+ Facebook policy). But soon I will see someone else in my family sucked into the social media black hole.

Few of the students who can’t keep off of Facebook during class are thriving, but I’m not sure it’s technology’s fault. The students have to be bored with learning first, before they choose to turn to social media for their brain-happy dopamine fix. And as we know, “Chad must be entertained at all costs.”

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Newly minted college graduates soon entering the job market could be facing another hurdle besides high unemployment and a sluggish economy. Hiring managers say many perform poorly—sometimes even bizarrely—in job interviews.

Human resource professionals say they’ve seen recent college grads text or take calls in interviews, dress inappropriately, use slang or overly casual language, and exhibit other oddball behavior. –CNBC.