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30 Weirdest Things Candidates Have Said During Interviews

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Job interviews can be stressful. What are some things to avoid saying or asking during these meetings with prospective employers? Find out in this SlideShare from OfficeTeam.

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30 Weirdest Things Candidates Have Said During Interviews

  1. 1. Weirdest Things Candidates Have Said During Interviews © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. 3030
  2. 2. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 2 1 “Can I bring my snake to the office?”
  3. 3. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 2 “I don’t like working with people.” 3
  4. 4. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 3 “My tooth fell out right before I got here.” 4
  5. 5. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 4 “I watered artificial plants once because I didn’t know they were fake.” 5
  6. 6. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 5 “You should hire me because I’m attractive.” 6
  7. 7. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 6 “What happens if I don’t do the work?” 7
  8. 8. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 7 “I’m not interested in this job — I just want the medical benefits.” 8
  9. 9. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 8 “My previous manager was an idiot.” 9
  10. 10. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 9 “When can I go on vacation?” 10
  11. 11. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 10 “If the interview doesn’t go well, maybe we can go on a date instead.” 11
  12. 12. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 11 “When do I get my first raise?” 12
  13. 13. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 12 “Excuse me while I take this other call on my cell phone.” 13
  14. 14. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 13 “I want to set up my own corporate culture.” 14
  15. 15. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 14 “Can I take four breaks during work, each an hour long?” 15
  16. 16. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 15 “There’s no reason to interview anyone else because I’m the best candidate.” 16
  17. 17. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 16 “Can my friend join us for this interview?” 17
  18. 18. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 17 “I just want to work here because it’s close to my house.” 18
  19. 19. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 18 “I don’t want to work for this company, but I really need a job.” 19
  20. 20. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 19 “How can I become the boss here?” 20
  21. 21. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 20 “I only need this job until I find something better.” 21
  22. 22. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 21 “Can I keep a fish at my desk?” 22
  23. 23. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 22 “Your office is smaller than I expected.” 23
  24. 24. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 23 “Can you hurry with this interview?” 24
  25. 25. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 24 “I’m expecting a low salary.” 25
  26. 26. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 25 “I can’t believe I got an interview.” 26
  27. 27. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 26 “I don’t think I’m going to get hired.” 27
  28. 28. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 27 “Can we reschedule this? There’s another interview I really want to attend.” 28
  29. 29. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 28 “How long before I double my salary?” 29
  30. 30. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 29 “What does this company do?” 30
  31. 31. © 2018 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: OfficeTeam survey of 609 HR managers in the United States and Canada 30 “I don’t want the job.” 31
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