Funny Job Interviews

& Stories About Candidates

Funny job interviews are not something that happens every day but occasionally they come across my desk and I like to tell them to other hiring managers because we all need a laugh.

Sometimes it is not so much funny as scary but we all have stories so let's share them. From pet peeves about candidates to funny things you see on resumes or hear in interviews. Let's share and have a laugh.

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My Story

I was told this third hand but I thought it was pretty funny. A candidate was scheduled for a 9am interview. He was told to bring 2 forms of identification and 3 references.

At 8:50am 4 men walk into the office. The person who has the interview let's the receptionist know he is here for a 9am interview. When asked who the 3 other people were, he said they were his 3 references!

I don't know if it was for a sales position but anyone who can get 3 people to come with him for a 9am interview must have some persuasive skills!

What's your story??? Share it below and don't forget to come back and visit to get a little therapy every once in a while!

Have a Great Story? Anything from a Funny Interview to Stalker Candidate?

Do you have a great story about an interview that went terribly wrong? How about that stalker candidate? What things have candidates said that you knew it was over? Any pet peeves about candidates??? Vent here!

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