We couldn’t help ourselves. Trolling through the endless amounts of tweets and posts, we’ve once again compiled a few of our favorite social media shortcomings and smile-raisers on behalf of job interviewers and the recruiters and hiring managers who both love and hate to cringe when they run across these beauties that make their hiring decisions so much easier, if not more memorable.
— Captain Obvious (@CherryTootsie_) May 23, 2013
Oh Captain Obvious, we know waiting is boring, but sometimes that’s what you have to do to get the job. But, we definitely appreciate the picture you included so we’re sure it was us that made you wait. Next time, we’ll think about including entertainment in the waiting room, after all that’s what going to work is all about, right?
Felix, we have nothing negative to say—you, sir, give hope to the masses…if only every interviewer could take a cue from you! Hope the interview went great!
— Jason Pearce(@Jasonp1994) May 22, 2013
Yeah, Jason, we can see how the situation might suck. Probably even more so if you future employer sees this tweet after your job interview…as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words…
Is it bad that I’m out tonight getting hammered when I have job interview at 1pm tomorrow?! — ellie warrender(@elliewarrender) May 22, 2013
Well, we’re thinking that was a rhetorical question, Ellie, but you let us know how the interview turned out and whether or not you got the job.
I just got a second job interview! I apologize for anything bad I said about the universe.
— AlyssaMic (@AlyssaMick) May 22, 2013
See, we keep saying the universe is forgiving; AlyssaMic is proof of that right? Congrats on your second interview!
“Dress for the job you want.” — Bad advice for a flasher on his way to a corporate job interview. — ed casey (@edcasey) May 22, 2013
We’re going to hand it to Ed Casey, he makes a very valid point. Take heed!
I hate going to a job interview and the lady at the front desk be flirting. Bitch I don’t want yah # I want a job.
— A$VPxM©©oy (@DopeBoyMcCoy) May 23, 2013
Well, @DopeBoyMcCoy, let’s hope she doesn’t read this tweet, because despite what you think, hiring managers often get the opinions of everyone you come in contact with…so next time if you really want the job, you might wait until later to let the world know how you really feel.
Job interview today “do you have a sense of humor?” ,me-“Well a lot of people retweet me,so i guess I am funny” #TrueStory
— Carlos Garcia (@CGhoodnigga) May 21, 2013
Now, Chris, this tweet alone is kind of funny. However, if this is a true story, you can bet the interviewer is now going to check you out on twitter to see if what you say is true, and let’s just say, your account, as of today, could have the ability to offend a few people…might want to put it on private until your job search is over–but on the other hand, the tweets are already out there.
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If we enjoy them, we’ll pick some to include in our next edition. In the meantime, always remember that whatever you put on the internet, stays on the internet. Happy job hunting!