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If you’re looking to get hired or switch jobs in the New Year study these interview tips for things NOT to do or say. 

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Vice Presidents and personnel directors of the one hundred largest corporations were asked to describe their most unusual experience interviewing prospective employees:

  • A job applicant challenged the interviewer to an arm wrestle.
  • Interviewee wore a Walkman, explaining that she could listen to the interviewer and      the music at the same time.
  • Candidate  fell and broke arm during interview.
  • Candidate  announced she hadn’t had lunch and proceeded to eat a hamburger and french  fries in the interviewers office.
  • Candidate  explained that her long-term goals was to replace the interviewer.
  • Candidate  said he never finished high school because he was kidnapped and kept in a  closet in Mexico.
  • Balding Candidate excused himself and returned to the office a few minutes later wearing a headpiece.
  • Applicant  said if he was hired he would demonstrate his loyalty by having the  corporate logo tattooed on his forearm.
  • Applicant  interrupted interview to phone her therapist for advice on how to answer  specific interview questions.
  • Candidate brought large dog to interview.
  • Applicant refused to sit down and insisted on being interviewed standing up.
  • Candidate dozed off during interview.

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  1. Reblogged this on fordsthoughts and commented:
    Great applicants – bet they all got the position they applied for!!

  2. And I bet every one of these is true! And I’m not surprised to hear the ‘I’ll have your job in five years’ answers!

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