About.com Job Search has compiled a list of 20 terrible interviews.
In one, for example, the interviewer was on his Blackberry, oblivious to what the candidate was saying. “At one point he asked me why I left my last job and I knew he wasn’t paying attention so I said the boss had a habit of taking his pants off every afternoon. The guy said “oh really?” and didn’t flinch. I knew then I could never work for him,” the interviewee says.
Another interviewee, a college student, drove three hours to be interviewed over lunch in a group setting. “I tried to make chit chat with the other interviewees, but they wouldn’t speak with me. Most of them seem to know each other so I felt very alienated and alone.” On the bright side, the company paid, in cash, for the student’s mileage, but she says it was still a blow. “This interview was with my #1 or #2 dream company to work for & my #1 job choice.”
Of course, not all the stories are about bad interviewers. One interviewee admits that she didn’t get enough sleep before the daylong interview, and actually fell asleep while a hiring manager was droning at her. Oops. Others seem indignant about not getting the jobs, but their submissions are riddled with spelling errors and typos. Hrmmmm.
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