Unusual Job Applicant Behavior
A survey of top personnel executives of 100 major American
corporations asking for stories of unusual behavior by job
applicants revealed the following low-lights:
"She wore a Walkman and said she could listen to me and the music
at the same time."
"... stretched out on the floor to fill out the job application."
"A balding candidate abruptly excused himself. Returned to office
a few minutes later, wearing a hairpiece."
"... asked to see interviewer's 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 interviewer's 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,
went through his briefcase, took out a brush, brushed his hair, and left."
"... pulled out a Polaroid camera and snapped a flash picture of
me. Said he collected photos of everyone who interviewed him."
"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."
"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."
"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, 'I 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."
"His attache [case] opened when he picked it up and the contents
spilled, revealing ladies' undergarments and assorted makeup and
"Candidate said he really didn't want to get a job, but the
unemployment office needed proof that he was looking for one."
"... 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."
"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."
[ Author Unknown -- from 'Buffalos Chips' (buffalos-g-jokes.yahoogroups.com) ]
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