Unusual Behaviour of Job Applicants
Stories of unusual behavior by job applicants
Top personnel executives of major American corporations were surveyed and asked for stories of unusual behavior by job applicants.
Here's what they reported:
"He said he was so well-qualified that if he didn't get the job, it would prove that the company's management was incompetent."
"She wore a Walkman and said she could listen to me and the music at the same time."
"Balding candidate abruptly excused himself [and] returned to office a few minutes later wearing a hairpiece."
"Asked to see the interviewer's resume to see if the personnel executive was qualified to judge the candidate."
"Announced she hadn't had lunch and proceeded to eat a hamburger and French fries in the interviewer's office."
"Stating that, if he were hired, he would demonstrate his loyalty by having the corporate logo tattooed on his forearm."
"Interrupted to phone his therapist for advice on answering specific interview questions."
"Wouldn't get out of the chair until I would hire him. I had to call the police."
"At the end of the interview, while I stood there dumbstruck, went through my purse, took out a brush, brushed his hair, and left."
"Pulled out a Polaroid camera and snapped a flash picture of me. Said he collected photos of everyone who interviewed him."
"Said he wasn't interested because the position paid too much."
"During the interview, an alarm clock went off from the candidate's briefcase. He took it out, shut it off, apologized an said he had to leave for another interview."
"He took off his right shoe and sock, removed a medicated foot powder and dusted it on the foot and the shoe. While he was putting back the shoe and sock, he mentioned that he had to use the powder four times a day, and this was the time."
"She threw up on my desk, and immediately started asking questions about the job, like nothing had happened."