It’s Friday! Everybody do the Peanuts dance! Unless you’re at your desk and your boss wouldn’t look kindly on such behavior. Here at Persephone, a sportsmanlike Peanuts dance is part of the interview process. Speaking of interviews, today’s lunchtime poll wants to know about your worst job interview experience.
I’ve been on both sides of the interview desk, and I have pretty good stories from each. I interviewed for a receptionist position that required an IQ and psychological test for a whopping $4.75 an hour. As I was bubbling in replies to questions about how I felt about my mother and embezzling, the guy who would have been my boss came in and said “You have really big boobs.” I did not finish the test before I made a beeline for the exit. As an interviewer, my favorite moment was a fella’s response to the stupid What is your worst flaw? question. Without missing a beat, he replied “I called in sick to my last job once a week so I could play video games.” The really scary part was that I was the only one in the group of managers who said no to hiring him.
What about you? What’s your favorite job interview horror story?