Job Interview Stories
A few good job interview stories are always helpful and entertaining when preparing for a job interview. They not only drive home a point, but can sometimes make us laugh.
After all, putting together your job interview presentation is about as much fun as root canal work.
Throughout my Job Interview Wisdom website I have shared numerous true stories and situations to lighten things up a bit.
Listed below is an outline of 10 of my favorite stories. You can find several others on my site map.
- How you dress can pay off - Wearing a suit and tie for a Saturday flight got me bumped to First Class by gate agent. Sweet!
- Tale of the Neanderthal Boss - Fired employee does his best to explain his job loss to prospective employers without revealing that his ex-boss behaves like Genghis Khan on a bad hair day.
- Extracating a chatty co-worker from your office - Jeff comes up with a good strategy to silence Brian, who likes to plunk himself down in your office and talk your ear off. Oh...thank you, Jeff.
- Case of the stone-faced interviewer - A job seeker debates with himself on whether or not to check one of the interviewer's vital signs during a panel interview to see if he is still alive, in a coma, or just bored with his answers to the job interview questions.
- The Beverly Hillbilly job seeker - Company's interviewing team learns first hand of Jed's shocking backwoods grooming habits.
- Anchors Away - Avid boater goes overboard with his hobby, but manages somehow to fit his full time job into his schedule.
- The jolly hot tub candidate - Hiring manager calls a job seeker to set up an interview and discovers through a voice mail greeting that he is out in his hot tub with his wife...El Buffo.
- Job seeker annoys executive recruiter because he doesn't return calls. Thankfully, no chastising voice mails were left as recruiter finds out he is in the hospital recovering from a serious motorcycle accident.
- Amazing receptionist Lori - Genuine love of people and concern for others is felt by all who phone into this company. You won't find another receptionist like Lori. What a gem.
- Manager's big mistake - Rising star makes huge career blunder that almost derailed her career. Not only did she recover, but she shared the lesson learned with prospective employers.
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