Sunday, January 4, 2009

Interview Mistakes

Funny interview don'ts
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According to several sites on the net (i.e., possibly apocryphal)
personnel executives of 100 major American corporations were asked for stories
of unusual behavior by job applicants:

  • Said he was so well qualified [that] if he didn’t get the job, it would
    prove that the company’s management was incompetent.
  • Stretched out on the floor to fill out the job application.
  • Brought her large dog to the interview.
  • Chewed bubble gum and constantly blew bubbles.
  • Candidate kept giggling through serious interview.
  • She wore a Walkman and said she could listen to the music and me at the same
  • Balding candidate abruptly excused himself. Returned to office a few minutes
    later wearing a hairpiece.
  • Applicant challenged interviewer to arm wrestle.
  • Asked to see interviewer’s resume to see if the personnel executive was
    qualified to judge the candidate.
  • Announced she hadn’t had lunch and proceeded to eat a hamburger and French
    fries in the interviewer’s office.
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