Have you ever had a horrible or awkward job interview?

  • Get FREE 5 Gifts with Orders $59+

Have you ever had a horrible or awkward job interview?

Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
If so, what happened, and how bad was it?
03/07/2013
  • Buy 3 Items for $70
  • Buy 3 Items for $50
  • Buy 3 Items for $30
  • Save 20% on Luxury Toys
  • Add Some Buzz To Your Favourite Toy & Save 60% On Kit
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
All promotions
Martiniman Martiniman
A few that were very awkward, as in the interviewer was weird and so were the questions.
03/07/2013
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Some people just do not know how to interview. I wish managers/HR/whatever would realize that instead of pointing at the Victim of the Day and say "Hey, you need to interview twenty people for a position in another department. No, you don't get a bonus for doing something outside of your job description."

True story.
03/07/2013
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by Beautiful-Disaster
If so, what happened, and how bad was it?
Oh yeah. I think every interview has been awkward. I always feel like I'm being honest and saying the right things but never get it.
03/07/2013
DawnStar DawnStar
Yeah. It was lame because the interview was short. Also it wasn't my fault that I wasn't warned that they were looking for people with experience in retail, not people who just graduated High School. This interview was about 4 years ago. But now I know not to try there again.
03/07/2013
laflauta laflauta
Yeah, it for an internship with a large cosmetics company. In most of the internship interviews I've had, the interviewers have been very nice and enthusiastic. The interviewers at this company were very critical and seemed like they were just waiting for us to mess up. They acted like they were there to disprove that any of us were capable of the job.
03/08/2013
spiced spiced
Absolutely. I've been on both sides of the table.

Right out of college, I applied for a job, based on a description which clearly said "entry level, no experience required", but during the interview, when I told the manager I didn't have any experience, he actually started shouting at me, like "Why are you wasting my time!" Believe it or not, the company ended up offering me the job (I turned them down!).

I've always found it awkward to be asked how much salary I'm looking for (the "correct" answer to this, btw, is that, at this time, you're just interested in learning more about the position; you'll be "open to a competitive offer", should you decide the job's right for you). I've also been asked my age before, which is against the law in the US, as well as my political beliefs once (also a no-no).

My awkward moments as the guy doing the hiring are too numerous to go into here! Suffice it to say, I've seen some real jokers over the years.
03/08/2013
Cindi025 Cindi025
They are all awkward for me... I just hate job hunting and interviews.
03/08/2013
SMichelle SMichelle
Yes.

Awkward one was the interviewer asking me if I had a boyfriend. When I said yes, he started asking me very personal questions about my relationship.

Awful was the interviewer actually yelling at me when I told her that I did not have the ability to be "on call" at that time, due to the fact that I didn't provide my own transportation back then.
03/08/2013
Noelle Noelle
Quote:
Originally posted by Beautiful-Disaster
If so, what happened, and how bad was it?
Yes I had 3 interviewers all trying to ask questions really fast, one right after each other, and it was just for a western wear store. I thought I was being interviewed for the Friggin FBI or something. I got the job but turned it down due to this nightmare interview.
03/08/2013
Cindi025 Cindi025
I hate interviewing.. I suck at it!
03/13/2013
Total posts: 11
Unique posters: 10