Friday, May 2, 2008

Is this your wife...she's hot!

Real scenarios reported by hiring managers (posted today at MSN Careers):

Candidate answered cell phone and asked the interviewer to leave her own office because it was a "private" conversation.
2. Applicant told the interviewer he wouldn't be able to stay with the job long because he thought he might get an inheritance if his uncle died – and his uncle wasn't "looking too good."
3. The job seeker asked the interviewer for a ride home after the interview.
4. The applicant smelled his armpits on the way to the interview room.
5. Candidate said she could not provide a writing sample because all of her writing had been for the CIA and it was "classified."
6. Candidate told the interviewer he was fired for beating up his last boss.
7. When the applicant was offered food before the interview, he declined saying he didn't want to line his stomach with grease before going out drinking.
8. An applicant said she was a "people person" not a "numbers person" – in her interview for an accounting position.
9. During a phone interview the candidate flushed the toilet while talking to hiring manager.
10. The applicant took out a hairbrush and brushed her hair.

1 comment:

Hurley said...

Smelling the armpits? I get it. I think the one about lining his stomach with grease before a night of drinking shows the ability to plan ahead, and that flushing the toilet shows that they can multi-task, and beating up your boss shows good stress management skills, or if not good, at least effective.