Everyone’s got an embarrassing interview tale to tell and hearing about other people’s job interview blunders is guaranteed to make us feel ever so slightly better about our own awkward interview experiences.
Luckily for us, the Twittersphere is full of people’s contributions of funny and downright unfortunate interview anecdotes and scenarios.
We have selected some of the best interview tales, pointers and quotes on Twitter, so if you think your interview went bad, here’s a little remind that it could always be worse!
There are the wise words of advice:
Job interview tip: Tell them you're not an applicant, you're an appliCAN. Lick your finger, hold it against buttock. Make sizzling noise.
— Michael Spicer (@MrMichaelSpicer) October 1, 2013
#InterviewMistake: The parking lot is still fair territory. So, don't smoke, curse, litter, spit, or masturbate. Yes, I said litter.
— Vanessa Demske (@vdemske) January 5, 2010
The face-palm moments:
Karma – the guy who pushed past me on the tube and then suggested I go F myself just arrived for his interview…with me…
— Matt Buckland (@ElSatanico) February 16, 2015
— conRAD (@LegitConrad) January 19, 2015
The words that are probably best left unsaid:
Job interview: "What's your greatest weakness?" "Honesty." "I don't think honesty is a weakness." "I don't give a fuck what you think."
— Jörgen Sundberg (@jorgensundberg) February 20, 2013
"My greatest weakness is I tend to procrastinate a lot. I'll explain some other time." #InterviewFail
— Ivan Foronda Jr. (@IvanForondaJr) October 1, 2014
"Anyway, they dropped the charges." #FiveWordsToRuinAJobInterview
— Ross Teddy Craig (@RossTeddyCraig) January 19, 2015