6 Real-Life Recruiting Horror Stories2 min read
October 31, 2018 • Candidate Experience
For some, Halloween is the most frightening time of the year. But for recruiters, unknown horrors lurk around the corner at any given moment. Here’s a look at six recruiting horror stories where candidates end up scaring themselves out of a job.
On Ask Reddit, hiring managers were asked to share some of their job interview experiences. We’ve rounded up some of the most memorable horror stories straight from the conference room:
1. Hearing voices
No matter the interview, candidates should always strive to make a good impression — maybe just not of Matthew McConaughey. Save the voices for trick-or-treaters.
2. A deadly encounter
If you haven’t met your recruiter in-person, over video interview software or connected with them online, you might not know what they look like. Try not to make your first impression a near-death experience.
3. A true revolutionary
Demonstrating strong leadership qualities can be the sign of a great candidate. Demonstrating strong tendencies to incite mutiny against leadership can be the sign of a candidate that might not play well with others.
5. Bomb squad
Pro tip: tag teams tend to work better in professional wrestling, not professional job interviews.
6. It’s on the resume
This story may have had a different ending if the candidate also read, “How to Get a Job in 21 Days.”