TOP 10 WEIRDEST THINGS TO SAY OR DO IN A JOB INTERVIEW
“I had to quit! That company plays hardball — always pressuring me to do more, but they didn’t fool me. I knew what they were up to. If I’d done more, they’d have just kept demanding more.”
“They fired me just because I didn’t agree with their sales methods. But I just can’t arm-twist customers to buy more than they need. If someone bought a dress, they wanted me to push her to buy two more items – a scarf or a blouse maybe. That’s just not right. Customers know what they need. I’m just not a pushy person. I’m nice. The customers liked me, but that didn’t matter. All my manager cared about was hitting sales quotas.”
“I quit because I’m a very ethical person. My principles won’t let me work with people who don’t meet my moral standards. Twice, when I went into Mr. Jones’ office, he closed his computer screen so I couldn’t see what he’d been looking at. I knew it must be porn. And he wasn’t the only one I suspected.”
“I had to quit. My boss humiliated me. He closed some big deal and came out of his office, cheering. But then, he grabbed the back of my chair and danced it around in a circle — in front of the whole office. I went to the HR manager in tears. I couldn’t go back and face those people after that.”
“Tell you about myself? Hmmm … Okay. I’m a Christian and my father is gay.”
“My favorite job? My last one definitely. My boss was so fun. We ate lunch together every day and we read Playboy Magazine. I’m really sorry his wife decided she was tired of staying at home and came back to run the office. If that hadn’t happened I’d have stayed there forever. I just hope my next boss is as much fun.”
“My experience …. Well, men find me attractive.”
Bring a kitchen timer into the interview. Put the timer on the interviewer’s desk. Set it for fifteen minutes. When it goes off, pick it up. Tell the interviewed, “I see our time is up. I’ll be available for a follow-up meeting next Tuesday afternoon.” And leave.
“Before we get too far along, I have a question. Do you do drug testing?”
AND THE #1 WEIRDEST THING TO DO OR SAY IN A JOB INTERVIEW
“I had to quit because the building was too small and isolated to meet my needs. The truth is I shouldn’t have taken the job. I’d always worked in large buildings before, buildings with enough businessmen, so I was satisfied — if you know what I mean. Mr. Smith is nice, but he’s getting older, and there are only two other men in the building. You can see how that’s not enough.
Before I came to my interview with you today, I looked at the roster downstairs — your building is perfect for me.”