I had a job interview today and I actually feel that it went really well and it made me think of all the bad interviews I've given.
I pulled an amazingly cringe worthy move in my very first interview.
I was only 17 and thought I was just the dogs bollocks and didn't do any real preparation so it was not going well anyway and then this happened.
The interviewer asked “Do you have any convictions?.”
I sat there and thought about it for a few seconds and then I said “Well, yes I do.”
The interviewer just stared at me with his mouth hanging open. I thought he meant convictions as in “firmly held beliefs” as opposed to “convicted of a crime”.
The confusion was cleared up and it took a lot of self control to stop myself from face palming right there.
Well we awkwardly laughed about it....and then I didn’t get the job.
Looking back now I can’t believe how stupid I was.
What job interview horror stories have you got?