Worst job interviews
There are some key skills to remember when going for a job interview, people have relayed their worst interviews on Twitter. Sometimes, it even worked out in their favour.
1# What will you bring to the company?
Interview at GameStation when I was in my late teens. The manager asks me "What do you think you'll bring to the company"......I panicked, not knowing what to say and just blurted out: "What have you brought to the company?" - He gave me the job on the spot instead of answering.— Justin French 🔜 @PGConnects (@Just_In_Dreamer) January 16, 2020
2# Personal space
I went to an interview really hungover, when the interviewer came to meet me and show me to the room, she held out her hand guiding the way. In my hungover state, I stood up and held her hand! Both of us were too embarrassed to let go so walked to the interview room hand in hand.— Sam Cleasby (@so_bad_ass) January 16, 2020
3# Escape room
Not me but a colleague once went to an interview across London in his lunch break. Client locked him and 2 others in a room and refused to release them until they 'found a solution to his problem'. One of them called police and the man was charged with false imprisonment. 😲— quitedo (@q1t3d0) January 16, 2020
4# Public domain and confidentiality
IT job at a law firm.— Bob Bob Bob (@NebraskaBobert) January 17, 2020
Him: you’re currently at a law firm. why law firms?
Me: interesting ppl. Take your firm: T Boone Pickens is a client.
Him, condescending: well, its not appropriate to divulge client names
My mouth before brained engaged: well take it off your website then
5# Hello boss
Once called in sick in order to go for an interview only to find my current boss had done exactly the same and was sitting in the waiting area. Neither of us got the gig.— Mark Davis (@mgtd76) January 16, 2020
I interviewed a Russian lady an asked her about empathy on a debt collection call....if someone was to cry how would you react ? Her reply “Tears cannot help you “ 👌🏻— pinkman (@GaZeFT) January 17, 2020
7# Instilling fear
..decided to study interview tips: I’d read a firm handshake & not looking away from the interviewer showed enthusiasm. Guy walks in, I walk over to him shake his hand firmly & (walking back to seat) NEVER DROP MY INTENSE GAZE FROM HIS EYES till he sat down.— Dr Hilary Murray (@artboxhill) January 16, 2020
He was terrified.
8# Adapting to the situation
I walked up the stairs to the very top and met the woman. I thought she was gesturing to the door ahead of her so I walked over, opening it and went inside. It was a storage cupboard. She stood there and watched.— Milly Thomas 🌈 (@missmillythomas) January 16, 2020
9# Doodling on your CV
When the interviewer started drawing glasses etc on my CV photo...— Ian Williamson (@i_williamson1) January 16, 2020
10# Awareness of surroundings
Senior week in college. I was horribly hungover & it was for a job in finance, which I knew nothing about. Limped through. Next morning, at brunch, was loudly re-enacting the bad interview to friends. Man at the next table lowers his newspaper, and...it’s my interviewer. https://t.co/7nILqUSs90— Amy Dillon (@amydillon) January 18, 2020
11# Faking an accent
I went to an interview at a shoe shop after dropping out of uni and moving home. Wasn't feeling great so thought I'd spice things up by speaking in a Scottish accent (I'm not Scottish). Ended up getting given the job and had to pretend to be Scottish for 8 months.— Helia Phoenix (@HeliaPhoenix) January 17, 2020
12# Dress for the occasion
I once hired someone who showed up for a job interview in the worst possible outfit. Why? They were clearly qualified for the job. I explained the dress code, they adhered to it after being hired and were one of the best damn associates I've ever had. Don't be so quick to judge.— AJ Thomas (@TheGiftedAJ) January 18, 2020
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