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How NOT To Get Hired 101
Old 08-20-2008, 11:19 PM
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Default How NOT To Get Hired 101

Show up to the interview wearing a sleeveless shirt that rides up (and shows your midriff) when you move while wearing capri pants .

Call for a job opening, use profanity in every sentence and tell the recruiter "that salary ain't shit" after being informed of the pay rate for the position.

Wear flip flops and jeans for your interview to a business casual call center.

Feel free to add any reject candidate stories you have!
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:17 AM
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show up dress for the club, silver metalic fabric shirt with spagetti straps and wide lacing down the sides, a matching skirt that has similar lacing on the sides, and 5 inch heels that have straps running up to your knees. and not have the figure to wear all these.

show up in overall shorts with skin showing from the bottom of your bra to the buttons on the sides of the overalls. and no shoes.
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:23 AM
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Happened recently at the store where I work:

- Send YOUR FRIEND in to pick up an application FOR YOU. Seriously, if you can't be arsed to at least show your face to get an app, you can be damned sure you won't ever get hired.


- Come in to pick up an app...while very obviously stoned

- Tell a woman in the store that you think sex with her would be hot...with the Manager/her husband a mere few feet away

- Come in to inquire about working retail, then throw a fit when we laugh at your demand to have ALL weekends and holidays off.

- Have gaps in your resume that you absolutely refuse to discuss or explain.
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Old 08-21-2008, 02:11 AM
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just had this one the other day...

Look the manager up and down from head to toe and reply "YOUR the manager?"

otherwise others ive had...

1. Come in in a 2 piece bikini (remember waterpark resort town)....

2. come in....ASK if we do drug testing then reply "never mind" when we tell you yes.

3. tell me you do not have a criminal record when you have in fact served time in prison and are currently under an ankle tracking program.....I didnt even need to look this up to find out...his parole officer who was helping him look for jobs informed me of this.....

4. threaten me.... have one of my subordinates offer to quit if you dont get the job...this happened...I accepted subordinate's resignation....you didnt get the job.

5. Inform me of how we could embezel money from the company and offer to let me keep half.....

yes...actually...these ALL happened
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Old 08-21-2008, 03:23 AM
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Bring your kid(s) with you to an interview

(I read that example in Dear Abby when a recruiter wrote about job-hunting etiquette)
"If you are planning not to tip, please let your server know before ordering so they can decide whether or not to wait on you" - from an advice column I read some time ago
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Old 08-21-2008, 04:38 AM
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Knock over and damage the on-line kiosk for employment when it asks you for References. Now is is bolted down.
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:49 AM
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Another way not to get hired is to come in after you put an application and complain that we didn't hire you.
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:52 AM
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~ Pick up application next to "Same Day Interviews Available" sign, fill out application, turn in application, then demand, DEMAND I SAID, to speak to a manager right now, I SAID RIGHT NOW!
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:25 AM
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answer any retail questions about how you handled pressure as "I've never had to do that before". I got very lucky, the manager who did my first interview(I've had one job interview in my entire life) was nice enough to tell me I had to do better and gave me a second chance, my friend's interviewing manager didn't do that for him(even though I told him "make sure you answer all the questions, lie if you have to")
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Old 08-21-2008, 09:07 PM
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Quoth tropicsgoddess View Post
Wear flip flops and jeans for your interview
I did that! And my jeans had HOLES in them!

I still got hired.

Walk in wearing a pair of those sweat-shirt material shorts that says "HOT" across the ass with the waistband tucked inside-out and a glitter-tanktop stating another state on it. And ratty flipflops (at least mine were nice at the time). Demand, of ME, whether I have a job opening.

Of course I said no. I can't get the hours I need, let alone get hours to hire another cashier.
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