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Why Should We Hire You? – The Ten Dumbest Job Interview Answers

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In a poll of hiring managers, asked, “What is the wackiest or most unusual pitch you’ve heard from a job seeker about why he or she should get the job?” Here are the top ten from job hunters:

  1. “…told me to hire him because he was allergic to unemployment.”
  2. “… said that we should hire him because he would make a great addition to our softball team.”
  3. “…said he should get the job because he had already applied three times and he felt that it was now his turn to be hired.”
  4. “…said we had nice benefits, which was good because he was going to have to take a lot of leave in the coming year.”
  5. “… drafted a press release announcing that we had hired him.”
  6. “… explained that he had no relevant experience for the job he was interviewing for, but his friend did.”
  7. “… delivered his entire cover letter in the form of a rap song.”
  8. “…told me she wanted the position because she wanted to get away from working with people.”
  9. “…brought his mother to the interview and let her do all the talking.”
  10. “…when our company moved to Texas, gave us his resume in a ten-gallon hat.”  If by chance you may be interviewing for a job my suggestion is not to give any of these answers.Especially if you really want the job.

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