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Stories about job interviews
Top personnel executives of 100 major American corporations were asked for
stories of unusual behavior by job applicants.

The underwhelming behaviors:

1. Said he was so well-qualified [that] if he didn't get the job, it
   would prove that the company's management was incompetent.
2. Stretched out on the floor to fill out the job application.
3. Brought her large dog to the interview.
4. Chewed bubble gum and constantly blew bubbles.
5. Candidate kept giggling through serious interview.
6. She wore a Walkman and said she could listen to me and the music at
   the same time.
7. Balding candidate abruptly excused himself. Returned to office a
   few minutes later, wearing a hairpiece.
8. Applicant challenged interviewer to arm wrestle.
9. Asked to see interviewer's resume to see if the personnel executive
   was qualified to judge the candidate.
10. Announced she hadn't had lunch and proceeded to eat a hamburger
    and french fries in the interviewer's office.
11. Without saying a word, candidate stood up and walked out during
    the middle of the interview.
12. Man wore jogging suit to interview for position as financial vice
    president.
13. Said if he were hired, he would demonstrate his loyalty by having
    the corporate logo tattooed on his forearm.
14. Interrupted to phone his therapist for advice on answering
    specific interview questions.
15. Wouldn't get out of the chair until I would hire him. I had to
    call the police.
16. When I asked him about his hobbies, he stood up and started tap
    dancing around my office.
17. Had a little pinball game and challenged me to play with him.
18. Bounced up and down on my carpet and told me I must be highly
    thought of by the company because I was given such a thick
    carpet.
19. Took a brush out of my purse, brushed his hair and left.
20. Pulled out a Polaroid camera and snapped a flash picture of me. Said
    he collected photos of everyone who interviewed him.
21. Candidate asked me if I would put on a suit jacket to insure that
    the offer was formal.
22. Said he wasn't interested because the position paid too much.
23. While I was on a long-distance phone call, the applicant took out
    a copy of Penthouse, and looked through the photos only, stopping
    longest at the centerfold.
24. During the interview, an alarm clock went off from the candidate's
    brief case. He took it out, shut it off, apologized and said he had
    to leave for another interview.
25. A telephone call came in for the job applicant. It was from his
    wife. His side of the conversation went like this: "Which company? When
    do I start?  What's the salary?" I said, "l assume you're not
    interested in conducting the interview any further." He promptly
    responded, "I am as long as you'll pay me more. "I didn't hire  him,
    but later found out there was no other job offer.  It was a scam to
    get a higher offer.
26. An applicant came in wearing only one shoe. She explained that the
    other shoe was stolen off her foot in the bus.
27. His attache [case] opened when he picked it up and the contents
    spilled, revealing ladies' undergarments and assorted makeup and
    perfume.
28. He came to the interview with a moped and left it in the reception
    area. He didn't want it to get stolen, and stated that he would
    require indoor parking for the moped.
29. He took off his right shoe and sock, removed a medicated foot
    powder and dusted it on the foot and in 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.
30. Candidate said he really didn't want to get a job, but the
    unemployment office needed proof that he was looking for one.
31. He whistled when the interviewer was talking.
32. Asked who the lovely babe was, pointing to the picture on my desk.
    When I said it was my wife, he asked if she was home now and wanted
    my phone number. I called security.
33. She threw-up on my desk, and immediately started asking questions
    about the job, like nothing had happened.
34. Pointing to a black case he carried into my office, he said that
    If he was not hired, the bomb would go off.  Disbelieving, I
    began to state why he would never be hired and that I was going to
    call the police. He then reached down to the case, flipped a switch
    and  ran. No one was injured, but I did need to get a new desk.
    (Wall Street Journal 1989)
35. Asked if I wanted some cocaine before starting the interview.
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