@RockiHowardSPHR Thanks for sharing our post! And so true--it is all about the candidate experience!
Actually, the question about why manholes are round isn't as bad as it at first appears. The right answer (because it means the manhole cover can never fall through the manhole) shows an ability for logical deduction.
@interviewingcom THIS JUST GOT REAL (chalkboard-ed) http://t.co/nbq7Dmws #interview #interviews
Wow, these are some truly bad interview stories. There should certainly be no cat-throwing in interviews (or really anywhere else). These are all good examples of why you should be evaluating the company as much as they are evaluating you. Use the interview, whether in person or through online video, to decide whether this is a place you would be excited to come to work every day. If the answer is no, as it obviously was for these examples, wish them luck and move on.
@Mediabistro @interviewingcom The woman's dog jumped in my lap just as I was "telling her a bit about myself." Scared me half to death.
RT @Mediabistro #mbchats What's the worst interview experience you've ever had? << Interviewer had a seizure during lunch. #TalkAboutAwkward
@Mediabistro @interviewingcom Interview questions were taped to the table and I wasn't allowed to touch it!
@interviewingcom incredibly bizarre interview that quickly made you realize you didn't want to work there!
@interviewingcom was seated at head of conf table w/ full group around table & questions taped 2 table in front of me at Saddleback College
I had a guy grill me about marketing. He asked my opinion about something and I told him. He asked me what evidence I had to support that, and I told that I'd seen it time and time again in practice. He told me that wasn't good enough, and he wanted stats, so I cited an article I'd read. Then he told me that was all BS (although he didn't use the abbreviation) and proceeded to talk about how great he was the entire rest of the interview. I had a few friends who thought it was a test to see how I held up under pressure, but I genuinely think he was an argumentative narcissist.
I needed a new job, but not that much.
@Mediabistro My worst #interview experience was calming down a nervous guest who was hitting himself on the head & calling himself stupid
Great post! I'll take door No. 2 >> My second round interview for an investment banking position included a series of 8 different interviews over 3 hours. I was asked to bring a standard calculator, 2 mechanical pencils, scrap paper and a book. I was to be evaluated quantitatively, qualitatively and on my choice of reading material which was supposed to occupy my idle mind between interviews (pre-smartphone era of course). None of the questions had a hint of emotional intelligence or any desire to know who I was behind the spreadsheet. I wonder how far we have really come?
@SocialSalima - I had an interview like that, although I also had to take a written test (which I don't think anyone even graded, since they basically offered me the job 30 minutes after the interview ended).
@CityStaffing The bartender story is soo funny! Stay tuned, I'm getting stories from @rivscom employees on awesomely bad job-seekers.