In a reaction to one of my articles about strange job interviews, for a management website, a director of a recruiting agency wrote about her experiences with the most weird job interviews. She reported that in her career she conversed with about 1200 candidates and mentioned the most strange talks she held. She had seen many candidates bursting out into tears when she asked them why they had not managed to get any further in their career so far. In one of the interviews an experienced salesman who applied for a job as a sales manager, was sitting for a whole hour with one elbow on the table and his other arm akimbo.
She had also seen several candidates coming in their motor suit for the interview. One of her job candidates appeared in his work wear with fresh paint on it. Apparently he was painting his house which he interrupted for a quick chat about his potential future job. There where women who cleaned their nails whilst sitting in the interview and there also was a man who pushed down his coffee twice because he could not control his gestures. Last but not least: in a warm summer there was a lady with a tiny blouse bending over bare-necked in her direction. The director of the recruiting agency said this woman might have enchanted a male recruiter, but the only thing she could do herself was laughing out loud. These people, she wrote, where all applying for management functions. Have you ever been in strange situations regarding job interviews?