Last week I posted Job Interview Horror Stories: AT&T Ret(hell), a brief look at one of the most uncomfortable job interviews of my life.
In response, I received some fantastic reader email. People sharing stories, feedback, and ideas.
Here are a few of my favorites.
Andy in California shares an enlightening trick from the interviewer’s perspective:
One time I moved my secretary to my desk and when the interviewee walked in I greeted him and told him to have a seat. He proceeded to ask me all about the joint, how the pay was, benefits and all that stuff you don’t ask. Then he mentioned that he’d tried sales once and really sucked and hated it but was desperate for a 3 month gig or so.
Then the phone rang and I answered it, “Andy, can I help you?” I’m not kidding, his skin tone changed like four different shades and ended in a ‘I’m gonna puke white’ look.
I stood up, shook his hand and opened the door and said, ‘Best of luck on your job hunt!’
Thanks, Andy! I’ve heard of scenarios like this, but I never knew anyone to actually try it. Kudos.