We’ve all been interviewed for jobs. And, we’ve all spent most of those interviews thinking about what not to do. A survey of top personnel executives of 100 major American corporations asked for stories of unusual behavior by job applicants. Here are some examples…

“… stretched out on the floor to fill out the job application.”

“She wore headphones and said she could listen to me and the music at the same time.”

” A balding candidate abruptly excused himself. Returned to office a few minutes later, wearing a hairpiece.”

“… asked to see interviewers 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 interviewers office – wiping the ketchup on her sleeve”

“Stated 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.”

“When I asked him about his hobbies, he stood up and started tap dancing around my office.”

“At the end of the interview, while I stood there dumbstruck, he went through my purse, took out a brush, brushed his hair, and left.”

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