People have been sharing their nightmare job interviews and these 13 are just brilliant
We’ve all had nightmare job interviews. In fact, we haven’t had too many job interviews which weren’t nightmares.
We only mention this because people have been sharing their own awful experiences after writer Harriet Williamson asked this on Twitter.
Twitter, what’s the worst job interview you’ve ever had?
— Harriet Williamson (@harriepw) January 16, 2020
And lots and lots of people got in touch to share what happened to him. Here are our favourites.
A friend of mine interviewed for a sales role and made up something about doing everything as efficiently as possible. Panicking for an example he said that he "always runs instead of walking", and after the interview ran out of the room and office to show he was genuine https://t.co/KIha0Sx1M0
— Jack Vening (@JerkVening) January 16, 2020
I went to an interview really hungover, when the interviewer came to meet me and show me to the room, she held out her hand guiding the way. In my hungover state, I stood up and held her hand! Both of us were too embarrassed to let go so walked to the interview room hand in hand.
— Sam Cleasby (@so_bad_ass) January 16, 2020
It was the second interview in two days. As I walked across the room yesterdays underpants fell out of the leg of my interview suit. I didn’t get it.
— twattybanjo (@twattybanjo) January 16, 2020
I went for a second interview for a job in Mayfair and towards the end one of the women interviewing me said "so just wondering what your thoughts are on this" and pulled out a printed out copy of my tweet mocking their portrait of Margaret Thatcher from the previous interview https://t.co/LLIj976u10
— el (@possiblynotel) January 16, 2020
Not me but a colleague once went to an interview across London in his lunch break. Client locked him and 2 others in a room and refused to release them until they ‘found a solution to his problem’. One of them called police and the man was charged with false imprisonment. 😲
— quitedo (@q1t3d0) January 16, 2020
Doing the student milk round for finance jobs. Night before interview for a major player, did my pub shift. Woman in there was blind drunk, aggressive, lairy, and then took her top and bra off. Threw her into a taxi. Walked into interview, she was the (badly hungover) interviewer
— 🌑Shell the Resistance #notmyprimeminister (@TheStopthecoup) January 16, 2020
I’m totally vibing with the interviewer, we’re laughing, it’s going great. An assistant enters, whispers to the exec, leaves.
Exec: There has been a mix-up, me and a colleague are each meeting with a Mike right now and we got you switched. https://t.co/0ETjFJopAK
— Mike Ginn (@shutupmikeginn) January 17, 2020
I walked up the stairs to the very top and met the woman. I thought she was gesturing to the door ahead of her so I walked over, opening it and went inside. It was a storage cupboard. She stood there and watched.
— Milly Thomas 🌈 (@missmillythomas) January 16, 2020
More than decade ago, Daily Telegraph. Walked in, went to shake the guy’s hand. 100 per cent did not see the coffee table just like this one in the middle of the room and half a second later I am, I promise you, literally in his lap. https://t.co/0S7Xo6cmwA pic.twitter.com/i1ZSZhXjEJ
— Tom Peck (@tompeck) January 16, 2020
I had a panic attack and passed out in the interview. Woke up on the floor with everyone peering over me
— Rachel (@OpenMindMH) January 16, 2020
Had a job interview for some sort of electricity supplier and for some reason panicked and told them it was me who’d invented the Cineworld Unlimited card.
— Rich (@token_salad) January 16, 2020
Me: “So why has this position opened up now?”
Him: “Well after my dad gave me the job I decided to get rid of all former staff”
I’M NOT EVEN KIDDING
— Katie Beech (@KatieBeech) January 16, 2020
Once called in sick in order to go for an interview only to find my current boss had done exactly the same and was sitting in the waiting area. Neither of us got the gig.
— Mark Davis (@mgtd76) January 16, 2020
Not all of them had unhappy endings though.
Interview at GameStation when I was in my late teens. The manager asks me “What do you think you’ll bring to the company”……I panicked, not knowing what to say and just blurted out: “What have you brought to the company?” – He gave me the job on the spot instead of answering.
— Justin French 🔜 #NeuroSlicersPVPTest (@Just_In_Dreamer) January 16, 2020
And don’t forget to tell us yours in the comments.