Monday, February 08, 2010

I know he can get the job but can he do the job?*

Reader's Digest recently published a list of blunders that people made during actual job interviews. They are fantastic.

Balding applicant abruptly excused himself and returned a few minutes later wearing a hairpiece.

Applicant asked to see the reviewer's résumé to see if the personnel executive was qualified to interview him.

Applicant phoned his therapist during the interview for advice on answering specific questions.

During the interview, an alarm clock went off in the applicant's briefcase. He apologized and said he had to leave for another interview.

Applicant challenged the interviewer to arm-wrestle.

*Bonus points if you can guess the movie quoted in the title of this post!


Debbie said...

I know the movie in question! But I'll just give another hint. Here's Angelica's poem -- this is one of my favorite lines/characters of all time:

Long ago, the delicate tangles of his hair covered the emptiness of my hand.

circus family said...

If I am right as well, one of my favorites.

One of my favorite songs as well... "I was ridin my hooorse, down the Rio Grandeee, when I saw me a cowboy, cowboy, cowboy, ridin twards meeeee."

circus family said...

Oh, and it wasn't the title of the post that gave it to me. It was the poem. Almost forgot about that little gem! I feel like such a Flibbertyjibbit!

I also feel like this response should have been the only one I gave to this post...
"I have no response to that"

Ryan Danger Sims said...

I'm not arguing that with you Jacob!

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