An applicant pulled out a certificate to prove he was now sane (I had not asked whether he was or not).
An applicant who had worked for us years previously said he really appreciated the company now. Before, he said, sometimes he would go out to the parking lot at lunch, sit in his car, pull out a revolver, and contemplate suicide.
A couple of applicants asked if they could take the application home and bring it back filled out. We surmised this was because they could not read or write.
None of the above were hired.
What were they thinking...? That was the only question I have in mind. I had interviewed a guy before on Skype; this was for a freelancing position and he was wearing pajamas.
Allison, NO WAY. He did that during an interview? That's not okay to do in real life, but especially not with a future employer... I mean, he can't even blame that on being nervous.
TDLindsay, that's hilarious! That's something you'd think would only happen in the movies. Were they able to get the shoe out of the cement?
In a previous life, when I was a plant engineer, I gave a plant tour to a prospective engineering candidate. My job was to observe their safety practices. One candidate stepped over a yellow safety barrier, into wet cement. And when he pulled his foot out, the shoe stayed behind. No, he did not get the job.
Mine was a few weeks ago - A guy used the cord hole in the desk to make some... suggestive gestures. Awkward.
Wow they shared waaay too much info. I'm not sure I'd know how to respond to their comments. Yeah I can't think of any other reason someone would need to take an application home.
@seventhman That's a gutsy move on his part. Head to toe, or was he just wearing the bottoms?
@Rajpreet I know! It was so bad. I don't think it was intentional... But it went on for the entire interview. He'd take his hand away for a minute or two and it would creep right back.
@Rajpreet Yes, he reached into the cement and retrieved it. To make things worse, it was a steel-toed shoe we had provided for the tour. He had to limp back to the office, as the shoe was full of wet cement.
@allisonlbhc People who write "things not to do in an interview" articles don't think to include tips about being vulgar... It's just something people should know (I would think)
@TDLindsay There's not much you can say to help your case at that point. Poor cinderella