Getting a new job is very hard. The whole process of sitting down and digging for the right listing is a burden, and when we find something worth applying for, it can all go downhill from that moment on. There is no telling what might happen during the search process or during the moment when you think you found the dream job you have been searching for. It is always a gamble, to be honest, and even when you think you have it made and you are about to land that job, things might take a turn for the worse. There are tons of weird stories out there about job interviews that range from outrageous to weird, and we are about to share some of the worst of them. A woman tweeted recently, asking others to share their worst job interview experiences ever, and the people of Twitter delivered immediately. The list below contains 28 of the best replies to her tweet, and all of these entries show that going to a job interview is always unpredictable. There are no words to describe these situations, but we will give it a try, anyway.
1. The weird experience
Now, this is what we call a weird experience during a job interview. It seems that many people out there have felt weird when asked if they have kids, particularly the moment when they need to explain why they still have no kids by a certain age. This is an inappropriate topic to discuss at a job interview, we believe.
2. The CV
It appears that some people are hoping to reach the interview stage, but they do not have what it takes to achieve that. In this case, one person had a bad experience after sending a CV via email. We understand that her CV might not have been the best one, but this business owner simply had to react better than he did, we reckon.
3. The company
Now, this is one story that probably has no rival in terms of harsh interview conditions, and we think that it was probably one of the worst dates to schedule an interview. Of course, nobody had the slightest idea about the events that happened that day, and we are glad this person is here to tell the story.
4. The name
We are not exactly sure why would someone mistake one’s name in such a way. We mean, the two names have absolutely nothing in common, and they don’t even sound remotely similar. Not only that, but the interviewer always has the candidate’s CV in front of them, so that seems like a weird thing to happen to someone.
5. The investor
This is one of the most sensitive topics out there, and bringing it up during a job interview seems to be one of the most inappropriate things ever, and you can see why, too. There are people who always seem to be confused when this topic is brought up, and you can see how that happens.
6. The question
Well, this post proves that not all job interviews are weird thanks to the interviewer. It seems that this person would be one of Chandler Bing’s biggest fans, and we would not be surprised to learn that they are, in fact, a huge fan of that character. We can imagine how the interview went from that moment on.
7. The woman
There are many people out there who fail to realize that a job interview can be full of trick questions, and this is a fact for several reasons. People want to hire reliable employees that have what it takes, so they design questions to test if they would be a good fit. As you can see here, this is not such a question for sure.
8. The things
It appears that some of the job interviews out there would seem fine and dandy until the moment they become weird. This is what happened here, and we have no explanation for this, but we guess that the person who came up with this strange test surely had something in mind.
9. The color
Now, this is one of the weirdest interviews ever, and we know that it might not look like much at first, but it is weird beyond any explanation. It is obvious this person was asked something and expected to reply something in particular, but it seems that the interviewer was way too disappointed by the reply to continue the interview.
10. The billionaire
We have always thought that billionaires are busy people who would always delegate to others tasks such as conducting an interview, but it seems there are exceptions. In this case, the person probably expected a glorious meeting, but got something different instead.
11. The guy
Many people out there are way too proud of themselves for their own good, and this is what was the case here, no doubt about it. This person thought that everyone should be impressed by him creating such a startup venture at an early stage of his life.
12. The disclosure
Well, this is something that we believe should never happen, but it does happen more often than we think, not to mention the fact that some people are too afraid to tell their stories related to such behavior. As you can see, this person was definitely in the wrong place.
13. The tooth
Wow, this must have been a super embarrassing situation, to say the least. We are not sure how would we fee, if we were in this person’s shoes, but we can say that we would be utterly ashamed by such a thing. We guess the interview did not continue smoothly.
14. The question
Now, this is what we call seizing the moment and grabbing the opportunity of a lifetime. We can all see it backfired massively, but it appears that the problem here was the absence of a sense of humor in the interviewer. We guess that it would have worked differently with another interviewer.
15. The client
There are people who would be baffled by this kind of thing, and we happen to be among those people. Why would someone decide that drinking water would seem unprofessional? This is a weird thing to say, not to mention that it is wrong.
16. The person
Not to be rude, but we guess that if we are the interviewers and we hear the person weinvited to have a chat with say such a thing and dwell further on it, we would immediately ask them to leave and never come back. This is something that we cannot accept.
17. The teacher
Never ever we have seen such a hilarious moment that actually ended with a happy end, and we actually like this story because it made us smile. There are no words to describe the moment this happened, and we could only imagine the embarrassment this person felt.
18. The reporter
Here is how one person pointed out a problem that should never ever be a problem, but it is, It has always been part of some of the most dreadful interviews. Such remarks are not appropriate, and this person had no right to determine what is right and judge the person’s choice to apply.
19. The assistant
Sometimes, things turn out for the better, despite the bitter experience that you might have been through to gain a result you desired more than anything else. This is what happened here. This person was disappointed at first, but then it all went well for her.
20. The water bottle
Here is how you can learn from a bitter experience and gain the advantage you need. After being frustrated by the job interview, this person decided to use the experience they had as their advantage and tested all the following interviews for their reaction.
21. The mill
People usually have one basic reason to attend a job interview. They simply need the job so they can get paid and cover their everyday expenses and bills. This is why this person was honest about it, but the other people in front of him were not amused.
22. The audition
It seems that some people are not exactly sure what they want, and the people who hosted this audition seem to be that kind of people. It seems that those who want to hire the best actor would prefer a person who is close to the character, but this did not happen here.
23. The answers
Here is how some people think that they know all the answers, but could not be more wrong, and the worst thing happened to him. He thought that he would have no trouble answering anything at all, but he tripped on the easiest question of them all.
24. The firm
Now, this is one of the most baffling examples on the list, and we cannot believe that someone had the audacity to ask such a thing. We are convinced this person understood the interviewer the right way, and we also think she made the right decision not to join the firm.
25. The law firm
There are moments when people just couldn’t help themselves when they see an opportunity to shine. This is what happened with this candidate, and it probably cost him the position.