Showing up late
This is a huge no-no. It shows disrespect for the interviewer’s time and lack of responsibility on your part. It’s also largely avoidable.
Candidates should look up the interview location
in advance and plan their travel accordingly. If you’ll be meeting during rush hour, allow extra time to get there.
Also, build in margin for error if you’re scheduling multiple interviews because sometimes you can run late despite best intentions.
For instance, if you schedule multiple interviews in one day and the first interview runs late or goes so well that the interviewer asks you to meet others at the office, what will you do? You don’t want to leave the first interview, nor do you want to be late to the second one. Even the best intentioned people sometimes fail to make a contingency plan.
If you do end up running late, be prepared with the proper contact information so you can notify the interviewer.