Wednesday, August 24, 2016
No, no, no--not a good way to get hired
--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.