As a manager, you're always searching for employees that will bring your company to new heights. Well, today is not that day. Here are eight types of people that managers hate to interview.
Thank you for coming in today. So, tell me a little bit about yourself.
I've spent the past 15 years working in the industry for all the biggest names—Google, Microsoft, Apple; the list goes on. Just check my references.
Don't check my references.
How much does this job pay, anyway?
Sorry. Got a text. Um...vacation days. When do those kick in?
The Silent One
The Excuse Maker
Really sorry I'm late. Trains were running slow, and my cell phone died, so I couldn't actually get in touch with you. And I'm pretty sure I don't have my resume, but you remember what's on it, right?
Ha. You're so funny. Is there a gym in the office? You look like you work out every day.
Oh, um...wow, your wife is really beautiful.
The Desperate One
Am I qualified? Of course I'm qualified. What makes you think I'm not qualified? Look, man, I really need this job, okay? So just...can you help me out? And just... Is it hot in here? Or is it just me?
Who's my biggest hero? Well, that's easy. Me.
I've done it all. I'm surprised you haven't done your homework on me.
So, my college years were amazing.
I graduated with honors with the help of my sorority sisters. And I've been working on and off for a few publications, and it's been a real drag. I mean, like, I'm so ready for something else. I've got a lot of commitment.
Okay, that's enough. Uh, we'll let you know if we're interested.
Aw, we have to hug!
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