Tell Us Now: 15 Nightmare-Inducing Job Interviews
Job interviews come in all shapes and sizes. Some are fun and informal, others are overtly professional and ask trick questions. Regardless of how many times you go over your strengths and weaknesses, it’s nearly impossible to prepare for all possible scenarios. And the stakes are normally incredibly high. Many of us live paycheck to paycheck so if we find ourselves paycheck-less, not getting that job may mean being unable to pay our rent. And yet somehow employers still expect us to say where we see ourselves in five years. Did anyone predict the world would be in its current state five years ago? Absolutely not. Many of us only have the luxury to be worried about where our money is coming from this month.
In the spirit of communal hatred of the job-searching experience, we wanted to discover the absolutely horror-inducing extreme nightmares. We asked Cracked readers on Facebook, “What’s the worst job interview you’ve ever experienced?” We received answers from both the interviewer and, more commonly, the interviewee. Answers ranged from inexcusable rudeness to medical emergencies. The most common was interviewees being tricked into hearing a pitch for a pyramid or MLM scheme.