Wednesday, August 24, 2016

No, no, no--not a good way to get hired

CareerBuilder has done its latest lists of no-nos for job interviews. We can use some comic relief about now, right?

--Candidate asked a priest to contact the hiring manager and recommend he be hired.

--Bought a first class ticket so could sit next to the hiring manager on a flight.

--Came dressed in a Halloween costume (hey, it was October).

--Asked the interviewer to share an ice cream cone.

--Sent embroidered socks with a message that he or she would knock the company's socks off if hired.

--Showed up in camp counselor attire--complete with children--to show leadership ability.

--Sent a shoe with a flower in it--saying trying to get a foot in the door.

--Mailed money to the interviewer.

--Arrived in a white limo, an hour early in a three-piece suit. The position was middle wage and strictly khakis and a button-down.

--Kissed the hiring manager.

--Wore a tie with the name of the company on it.

Me, I like the camp counselor gambit--if the job is as the Pied Piper.

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