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Lighter side: Asleep in the interview and other HR horror stories

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HC Online | 09 May 2014, 10:27 AM Agree 0
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen a job candidate do in an interview? HR pros share their worst interview experiences.
  • Paul | 09 May 2014, 11:34 AM Agree 0
    I had a candidate who startling whistling while his gaze moved towards the window.

    I asked "Am I boring you?" and he replied "Yes, I don't know why you are interviewing me, you know I am right for this role."
  • Vera | 09 May 2014, 12:26 PM Agree 0
    The oddest one for me was a candidate who couldn't remember her date of birth. She was so nervous, and because that question was not expected, she had a mental blackout. She actually had to get out her drivers' licence to make sure she had given the correct date.
  • Jo | 12 May 2014, 12:52 PM Agree 0
    The oddest one for me was one my my first interviews: the candidate kept repeating everything I said in a high pitched squeak before answering my questions in his regular voice. He also imitated my sneezing, and then giggled uncontrollably after!
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