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"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Job interviews

The Electric New Paper :

PERSONNEL directors from 100 corporations were asked to describe their most unusual interviews with prospective employees.



A job applicant challenged the interviewer to arm-wrestle.


Candidate explained that she could listen to the interviewer and music at the same time.


Applicant fell and broke arm during interview.


Candidate ate her lunch during the interview.


Applicant said her long-term goal was to replace the interviewer.


Candidate said he did not finish school because he was kidnapped.


Balding candidate excused himself and returned to the office a few minutes later wearing a wig.


Applicant said if he was hired, he would tattoo the corporate logo on his forearm.


Applicant interrupted interview to phone her therapist for advice on how to answer questions.


Candidate slept during interview.

- Spotted by Maureen Koh

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