Top 10 interview gaffes

From Reuters: Answer the phone? Sniff armpits? Top 10 interview gaffes:

The list, based on a survey of 3,061 U.S. hiring managers and human resources professionals by research company Harris Interactive, found the top 10 most outrageous mistakes were:

– Candidate said she could not provide a writing sample because all of her writing had been for the CIA and it was “classified.”

“Of course, I can’t provide an employment history either because it’s classified.”

– Candidate told the interviewer he was fired for beating up his last boss.

Come on, who hasn’t done that?

– A candidate for an accounting position said she was a “people person” not a “numbers person.”

That didn’t seem to stop a certain person from trying to be Sheriff again.

H/t: Ace of Spades HQ (mild content warning)

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