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May 21, 2008

worst tactics for trying to get a job

Filed under: education and career — Tags: , , , — plonkee @ 12:00 pm

Now going to gossip about an alleged incident that took place where I work.

My team is trying to expand so they’re often interviewing people. Allegedly, there was one interview which went so-so, but after the interview, as the candidate was being escorted out, he basically went down on his knees and begged for the job. According to the guy who was interviewing, if they’d had any thoughts of hiring him before, he had officially blown it.

I don’t know whether I’m abnormally sensible, but I just can’t see myself ever thinking that would be a good tactic to get a job. No employer wants to see my desperation (if I’m desperate), which handily saves my pride somewhat. Behaving well at a job interview isn’t really that hard. Do what is asked. Be a sensible, normal person in habits (fake it if you have to). They might not hire you, but you’re giving yourself the best chance.

I could do with a laugh, does anyone else have any awful tactics that they wish to share?  Can you beat begging on your knees as ways not to get a job? Let me know in the comments.

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