Conducting job interviews can be a drain on any HR professional, but it has to be done. Interviews can also be a heap of fun – meeting new and passionate potential workers and discussing their successes and the future.
Interviews can also teach you just how…diverse the world can be, with interesting characters coming in and showing off their unconventional side.
CareerBuilder interviewed 2,201 hiring managers and HR professionals across a range of industries and company sizes, collecting data on the interview process, including the most memorable mistakes from candidates. Here are HC’s top picks from the list:
·Acted out a Star Trek role
·Asked for a hug
·Answered a phone call for a job interview with a competitor
·Attempted to secretly record the interview
·When discussing dental benefits, popped out their teeth
·After being asked by the interviewer to impress them, set the interviewer’s newspaper on fire while reading it
·Revealed concerns about his daughter’s paternity
·Asked for the name and number of the receptionist to set up a date
·Brought in personal photo albums
·Arrived in a jogging suit so they could go running after the interview
What’s the weirdest thing a candidate has done in a job interview with you? Let us know in the comments.