Human resource pros share the worst things they’ve seen, from real candidates trying to get hired. Here’s what not to do.
Hey: TMI, people.
“A guy once talked during the interview about how an affair cost him a previous job.”Anonymous HR professional
Read the directions wrong.
“We ask prospective job applicants at our business to fill out a questionnaire. For the line ‘Choose one word to summarize your strongest professional attribute,’ one woman wrote, ‘I’m very good at following instructions.'” Anonymous HR professional
Misunderstood the work.
“An individual applied for a customer-service job, and when asked what he might not like about the job, he said, ‘Dealing with people.'” Source: Robert Half Technology
Took the edge off…with a drink.
“I swear this is true: Someone threw his beer can in the outside trash can before coming into the reception area.” Anonymous HR professional
Listed all experiences…relevant or not.
“I had somebody list their prison time as a job. And an exotic dancer who called herself a ‘customer service representative.'” Sharlyn Lauby, human resources consultant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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