Posts tagged with ‘candidates gone wild’

Candidates from hell

candidates-from-hellEveryone is familiar with the terror of the job interview. It doesn’t matter which side of the table you’re on, it can be stressful and nerve-wracking. Sometimes people’s reaction to that stress is just mind-boggling. Take the candidate from Sacramento who, in 2012, gave new meaning to the concept of a bad interview by turning up naked and high on methamphetamine.
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Candidates from hell

candidates-from-hellEvery recruiter has one. The ‘I can’t believe they said that, can’t believe they did that’ litany of candidates from hell. In retrospect, such tales are often amusing, but such incidents also happen to be time-wasting and heart-sinking. That quality resume´ seemed worth asking a candidate in for an interview but face-to-face, they let themselves – and you – down. Yet.
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Nightmare candidates that you’d never, ever hire

nightmare-candidatesIn a daunting interview situation, it’s not unusual for a candidate to clam up and forget what they were going to say. But in a screening call with a candidate some time ago, Ashley Hever, head of talent acquisition (UK & Ireland) for Enterprise Rent-A-Car got more than he bargained for. “I was asked to call [the candidate’s] mobile,” he explains. .
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My worst hire ever

My worst hireHiring a new recruit can be costly, in fact the Charted Institute for Personnel Development estimates that it costs up to £6,125 to fill a vacancy. And hiring the wrong person can turn out to be even more expensive. A tribunal or the infamous ‘compromise agreement’ can run into thousands of pounds, and so it’s good to fix.
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Interns from hell – part 2

So part one of interns from hell featured an obnoxious healthcare intern who would rather read a fashion magazine then tend to patients, and a computer programmer who blagged his way into hot water. Part two retells the experience of a negative know-it-all and a complete mismatch between role and personality. He’s Mr. Know-it-all Online marketing and e-commerce is a dynamic and.
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Interns from hell – part 1

Internships are brilliant ways for young people to step onto the career ladder and get a foot in the door in their desired field. Most interns know that it takes hard graft to create a successful outcome, but these interns from hell had a slightly different understanding of the concept.   Wrong time, wrong place ‘I’m always keen to see young faces wanting.
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The ultimate nightmare candidates

Most recruiters have had the unfortunate experience of interviewing candidates who looked great on paper but in reality turned out to be anything but. However, a little less common – thank goodness – are the nightmare candidates who are just downright odd. These are the guys that might even manage to persuade you during the interview process that they’re a.
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Candidates gone wild

I was once approached by a lady who asked if I employed men, intrigued by the question I admitted that we did and questioned her on whether it would be a problem. She said it was as she had become involved in a relationship with a previous colleague that had turned sour. I asked if she thought she would inevitably end.
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Candidates gone wild

While interviewing for a new sales person I met with an ambitious graduate. All was going well until I noticed him mirroring my body language. I know this is a technique used to build rapport and often used in sales, but he was so obvious. He literally crossed his legs and moved his arms exactly as I did. I began playing.
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Candidates gone wild

Sue was a candidate I had head hunted for a junior account manager role. Her phone manner was impeccable and her C.V. was by far the best we had seen, so we had decided to call her in for an interview. After arriving some twenty minutes late, Sue did a good job of winning us over but our Director is a.
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