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Job interviews are like first dates – the ones that go really well could be the start of something great, but the awful ones stay with us forever.
Twitter has been abuzz with interview horror stories after writer and mental health activist Harriet Williamson asked her followers for their worst job interview stories.
Twitter, what’s the worst job interview you’ve ever had? — Harriet Williamson (@Harriet Williamson)
It turns out that everyone has got a terrible job interview story, where they went for something they weren’t suited for or the person interviewing them turned out to be a total monster.
Interview was on Halloween and they said their staff dresses up, but it was “up to me” if I wanted to come in costu… https://t.co/L8I5tW9MVX — Regan (@Regan)
Was working at a company where the awful CEO hired two consultants named Bob to re-interview everyone to “restructu… https://t.co/g2Ny4Zwqoc — Vlad Magdalin (@Vlad Magdalin)
In my early 20s I was interviewed for a position and afterwards was told I was highly suitable BUT they also didn't… https://t.co/SJaXgkYl7m — Dr Kirstin Ferguson (@Dr Kirstin Ferguson)
I had an interview where at least two members of the panel were passive aggressively fighting & another was either… https://t.co/9vzxXzhKU6 — Mikki Kendall (@Mikki Kendall)
I interviewed at bath & body works the day after I found out I got cheated on and I had to run to the bathroom to t… https://t.co/qwIPxtM6sc — michaela okland (@michaela okland)
When I was 18 I interviewed with Chipotle. They asked me how working at Chipotle, specifically, would prepare me fo… https://t.co/50HC7kEhnG — (everything’s coming up) clara rehmann (@(everything’s coming up) clara rehmann)
At 16, I showed up to my interview for Barnes & Noble (dream job) in jeans and a polo shirt. First thing the manage… https://t.co/L2EdKCRomE — Joel Kim Booster (@Joel Kim Booster)
Law Firm interview, Principal Partner asked if I was a Virgin. https://t.co/9uMncwI3cL — Tim. (@Tim.)
A friend of mine interviewed for a sales role and made up something about doing everything as efficiently as possib… https://t.co/U634dUOBtR — Jack Vening (@Jack Vening)
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