Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Interview self-esteem: A must-read

I've made some flubs in interviews. Who hasn't?

If YOU haven't, just read some other post, because this one is not for you.

But if you're human, welcome to the CNN article that will make you feel much better about yourself: "43 weird things said in job interviews." Before you get all huffy and start to think they are in response to bizarro questions (like "if you were a jungle animal, which one would you be and why?"), they were actually in response to questions that are fairly run-of-the-mill, such as "when have you demonstrated leadership skills?" and "what are your weaknesses?"

2 of my favorites include:

Random response: "[A] guy said he did not have a mailing address, as he was living in a gypsy camp at the airport." -- Sandra L. Flippo, SPHR

Is there anything else I should know?: "You should probably know I mud wrestle on the weekends." - Venne

You've got to read this article.

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