We’ve all slipped up in an interview. Ideally, you are able to recover from a gaffe and move on. We’ve gathered a few stories of folks whose fumbles will make yours look mild:
“It seemed like a standard interview. There were a lot of questions about my current firm, which was a competitor. The twist was, that when I got home, there was a rejection letter in my mailbox. They would have had to have sent that at least a day before.”
When asked their greatest weakness, one interviewee responded, “When someone in the workplace does something that I disagree with, I make it a point to stab them in the back.” Later in the interview he went on to explain his salary requirements were $90k because he just bought a new Camaro and he needed to make the payments.
When the interviewer asked the applicant if they had any questions, they inquired, "What's your policy on employee theft?"
A candidate for a legal internship at a substantial firm was asked about his professional aspirations. “He said he wanted to be a tycoon.”
A man a “filled out his application via texts from his mother. He would take a picture of the question on the app and she would text him back the answer. He took an hour to fill out a two page basic application.”
An applicant volunteered the info, "I'm not wanted in this state."
Do you have any interview horror stories to share, from either side of the table? Send them our way @hyattfennell.