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What not to say 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. The results:
  • A job applicant challenged the interviewer to an arm wrestle.

  • Interviewee wore a Walkman, explaining that she could listen to the interviewer and the music at the same time.

  • Candidate announced she hadn't had lunch and proceeded to eat a hamburger and french fries in the interviewer's office.

  • Candidate explained that her long-term goal was to replace the interviewer.

  • Balding candidate excused himself and returned to the office a few minutes later wearing a toupee.

  • Applicant said if he was hired he would demonstrate his loyalty by having the corporate logo tattooed on his forearm.

  • Applicant interrupted interview to phone her therapist for advice on how to answer specific interview questions.

  • Candidate dozed off during interview.

The employers were also asked to list the "most unusual" questions that have been asked by job candidates.
  • "What is it that you people do at this company?"

  • "Why aren't you in a more interesting business?"

  • "What are the zodiac signs of all the board members?"

  • "Why do you want references?"

  • "I know this is off the subject, but will you marry me?"

  • "Will the company move my rock collection from California to Maryland?"

  • "Would it be a problem if I'm angry most of the time?"

  • "Does your company have a policy regarding concealed weapons?"

  • "Do you think the company would be willing to lower my pay?"

  • "Why am I here?"

Also included are a number of unusual statements made by candidates during the interview process:
  • I have no difficulty in starting or holding my bowel movement.

  • At times I have the strong urge to do something harmful or shocking.

  • I feel uneasy indoors.

  • Sometimes I feel like smashing things.

  • I get excited very easily.

  • Once a week, I usually feel hot all over.

  • I am fascinated by fire.

  • Whenever a man is with a woman he is usually thinking about sex.

  • People are always watching me.

  • Almost everyone is guilty of bad sexual conduct.

  • I know who is responsible for most of my troubles.

  • If the pay was right, I'd travel with the carnival.

  • I would have been more successful if nobody would have snitched on me.

  • My legs are really hairy.

  • I think I'm going to throw-up.


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