So you have sent in your CV and you get the invite for an interview, great.
Time to go for it and get that job, or is it?
We have compiled our own top five interviews of when things don't go quite to plan, there are some very unfortunate outcomes in our top five interview picks, that end with happiness.
They wrapped it up and stood to shake my hand. As I went to stand up myself, I realised that‚ for 55 minutes solid I had sat with my legs crossed, unmoved. Needless to say, I didn’t even make it into a standing position. I crashed head-first into a filing cabinet, my legs still locked in a crossed position.
I didn't get the job!
The panel sat waiting for him to emerge, and when he didn’t, my colleague went to investigate. The poor man was so mortified by what had happened, he was trying to climb out the window rather than go back in.
As one candidate dutifully sat at a desk outside my office, I heard a “crack,” a “swoosh” and then a huge splash. The ceiling tile just above the candidate had collapsed under the weight of the rain water and drenched her. Wet but unharmed, the experience clearly dampened her spirits and her prized interview suit. She immediately informed me that she was no longer interested in the job.
She said she got mad at her now-ex-husband and hired someone to kill him. But at the last minute she called it off, and he is still alive. She stated she was now on medication and is "all right." She was a great interview up until that point.
He seemed somewhat distressed at this news, glanced at his watch yet again and asked if it would take very long. Kind of annoyed at this point, I asked him if there was a problem.
We were all floored by his response. He said, "No, it's just that my wife is in labour. I dropped her off at the hospital on the way to the interview." When asked why he didn't call and reschedule, he said, "Because I really need this job." He was hired, of course.
When we asked him how his wife felt, he said this was their second child and she told him that she would be fine and it was more important that he go to the interview.