Hiring Manager Reveal Their Worst Interviews, Ever

Have you ever had a bad interview? Maybe you were too nervous, you couldn’t think of the right answers, or you didn’t prepare as much as you should have. Well, take comfort in knowing that regardless of how bad your interview was, it couldn’t possibly be as bad as these experiences below.

In a recent Reddit thread, a user (u/G_man252) asked the /AskReddit community of hiring managers to describe their craziest interview moments. Their answers did not disappoint.

They Made a Bad First Impression:

Had a candidate who came in and said how hot my admin was and asked if she was single or “open to freaky Fridays”


They Wanted the Job For the Wrong Reasons:

When she listed all of her ex boyfriends that currently worked there, and said she couldn’t wait to see the look on their faces when she showed up to work. This was in the first 3 minutes of the interview so I wasn’t even close to offering the job yet. I cut the interview right there and sent her on her way.


The Interviewed Naked:

I set up an interview for an acquaintance’s nephew with a company looking to hire 30 college students for summer work. The nephew’s major and the line of work this company performed seemed to mesh perfectly, and I knew the hiring manager personally, so it seemed like a great fit.

A couple weeks later the acquaintance emails asking about the job. So I hit up my hiring manager friend and the conversation went something like this. ‘He was naked during the interview so we declined. …it was a skype interview, and when we brought up his video feed he was laying in bed nude.’


They Didn’t Dress for the Job They Wanted:

I had someone show up in daisy dukes and cowboy boots for an office job at a 4 star hotel.


They Were Too Emotional:

She cried three times during the interview about how much she hated her current job. My coworker had to get up and grab a box of tissues for her. When she finally calmed down, she informed us that she’ll need a special desk chair due to an injury she sustained at her current job, and yes, she did have a workers compensation court case against said job and she hoped to “win big”. 


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