Sidesplitting Tweets About Job Interviews
We’ve all marveled at how some of our co-workers ever made it through the interview process, let alone got hired. Do the interviewers simply give up after a few of these odd exchanges and hire the next person on the docket?
If the candidates in these tweets didn’t care about securing the job, why come to the interview? None of them appeared to have read about how to conduct themselves in an interview. Because they did the opposite. Blunders like “don’t talk too soon about money,” “lack enthusiasm,” “lying” and “not asking good questions” top the charts with these folks.
Let’s hope most of them were just going for a laugh on Twitter.
Criticizing your manager before you have the job, a deal-killer for sure.
Sounds like a good way to give the candidate insight into his potential boss. Maybe the interviewer hadn’t ordered from the value menu. Or doesn’t want to be deemed a cheapskate.
Exaggerate Your Assets
This guy would be a belly laugh to work with. He knows at least one big word, but not its meaning.
A Single Criterion
A jokester, for sure, but does this also mean he’s an expert at lying? Looking away from a person is one of those tells.
Tell It Like It Is
Let’s get this out in the open early because what company needs another Mr. Negative?
One Meal at a Time
With food on her mind constantly, if hired, the office will be subject to loud crunching and nauseating smells wafting from the microwave.
Unsee This Visual
The interviewer needs a break and fast after that question.
Taking Counsel Literally
J.K. Rowling might take exception to this.
Do We Need More of These Folks in the Workplace?
Is this how he or she plans to spend their work days?
Don’t Answer This
Not the kind of question the hiring manager had in mind. Plus, he’s doomed if he answers this one.
A Bit Too Cutesie
Not an appropriate move for many industries. Maybe for a role in a comedy movie, but nothing else.
Not the Best Idiom
Probably wore a fur coat, too.
A Hard Pass
This candidate should get in touch with a therapist.
Toss This Resume
Show this candidate the door pronto. Though he or she might want to get in touch with a therapist, too.
When someone is light years away from the real world, they probably won’t get the job done.
There’s a pocket-sized bit of information the interviewer didn’t need.
Not Much of a Talker
Short, sweet and to the point. Isn’t that what everyone wants?
Wait for It
He played the entertainment card, but is that enough substance to do a good job at work?
Not the Sharpest Candidate
His recall may well be excellent, but it’s also extremely fleeting.
Puns for Buns
If he does a crumby job baking, transfer him to sign making before his humor gets stale.
A Wannabe Astronaut
If this job is working for Jeff Bezos, the billionaire needs this guy. Obviously, getting to another planet is easy for him.
Mixing Things Up
One’s a sleep disorder, the other a felony in most states. Not a way to make a good impression.
Flirting With Disaster
Maybe the interviewer will forget this person has no qualifications for the position.
Keep your job history a mystery.
Admit Your Faults
Get all your flaws out in the open right away.
Run away. As fast as you can.
Social Media Victory
What’s front of mind to many job seekers often has nothing to do with the actual job.
Cast Doubt on Your Ethics
Does she plan to pilfer office supplies, poison a coworker or steal lunches?