What Not To Say On Your Job Interview

Not that anyone who reads this blog would walk into an interview and ask “What do you want me to do if I cannot walk to work if it’s raining? Can you pick me up?” Apparently one jobseeker found it appropriate to do so, though.

Rachel Zupek
compiled a list of 43 things actual interviewers heard on actual interviews from actual people. The list is, for the most part, jaw-dropping. (The bleeding heart in us feels bad for the crossdresser, though to be fair, it’s probably not something one should bring up on the first interview..)

A selection…

Q: Why did you leave your last job?

A: I have a problem with authority.

Q: Do you have any questions?

A: If you were a fruit, what fruit would you be?

Q: Why are you looking for a job?

A: Cigarettes are getting more expensive, so I need another job.

Plenty more where that came from! Recruiters, feel free to chip in your 2 cents here…and jobseekers, have you had one of those d’oh moments in an interview where your brain stops and your mouth just keeps going? We hear that posting about them in an online forum is very cathartic.