Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Surefire way to Fail in a Job Interview!

Vice Presidents and personnel directors of the one hundred largest corporations were asked to describe their most unusual experience interviewing prospective employees.

- An applicant challenged the interviewer to an arm wrestle.
- An applicant wore a Walkman, explaining that she could listen to the interviewer and the music at the same time.
- An applicant fell and broke his arm during the interview.
- A candidate announced she hadn't had lunch and proceeded to eat a hamburger and french fries in the interviewer's office.
- An applicant explained that her long-term goal was to replace the interviewer.
- A candidate said he had never finished high school because he was kidnapped and kept in a closet in Mexico.
- A balding candidate excused himself and returned to the office a few minutes later wearing a hairpiece.
- An applicant said that if he was hired he would demonstrate his loyalty by having the corporate logo tattooed on his forearm.
- An applicant interrupted interview to phone her therapist for advice on how to answer specific interview questions.
- A candidate brought a large dog to interview.
- An applicant refused to sit down and insisted on being interviewed while standing up.
- One candidate dozed off during interview.


Stephanie B said...

When my ex-husband was interviewing to go on patrol in the sheriff's department where he works, he told me about another candidate who threw up during an interview.

Of course, that guy made patrol while my ex didn't. That's pretty telling.

Tiara said...

Hilarious! Love it!

Doctor Faustroll said...

That was me who was kept in the Mexican closet. If you'd been in that interview, you would have said the same thing.