Ever felt you made a major faux pas during an interview? Retold by real job candidates and employers around the globe, here are some stories you'll have a hard time beating:
(hilarious blunders taken from real CVs)
Description of Self:
Want to make sure you don't get the job? You'll be doing the parting handshake in a matter of seconds if you reply to interview questions as shown below, but for the sake of a laugh let's share them with you.
INTERVIEWER: "What interests you about our company?"
APPLICANT: "Um....I heard you were hiring?"
INTERVIEWER: Have you ever brought a lawsuit against an employer?
"I don't think that's an appropriate question" - boring
"No, but I'm always open to new experiences" - very daring
INTERVIEWER: "Can you work under pressure?"
APPLICANT: "If I don't get this job I'll lose my house, my wife, my children and the car. How am I doing so far?"
INTERVIEWER: "If you were a character in the 'Lost' TV series, which one would you be?"
INTERVIEWER: (Raises eyebrow) "Jack?"
APPLICANT: (Pauses and gazes upward as if in deep thought, and then looks interviewer directly in the eye) "Definitely. Jack. But what does that have to do with being a Junior Accounts Clerk?"
Think your interview went badly? It could have been much worse. Provided by real Human Resources managers, here are some of the world's worst job applicants to ever have graced an interviewer's office: