Being in the business of finding people jobs for 30 years has been very rewarding, but every now and again somebody does something bizarre that surprises even me!  Here are a few examples of things that people have done in interviews that really had me scratching my head:

  1. Taking out a Danish pastry and eating it while being interviewed.
  2. Stopping to have a beer on the way to the interview (beer-breath is not a promising sign).
  3. Bringing their Mom to the interview (Mom followed the candidate into the interview room and answered all the questions for him).
  4. Carrying a kindergarten appropriate lunch box into the interview and leaving it there by mistake.
  5. Wearing an evening gown because the recruiter advised┬áthem to “dress formally” for the interview.

Do you have any surprising stories to share about interviews?