We kennen allemaal wel de basisregels van een sollicitatie: kom op tijd, wees voorbereid, toon interesse en ga zo maar door. Natuurlijk, soms vergeet je wat of loopt het gesprek wat minder soepel. Balen, maar wees gerust: dit Twitterdraadje toont dat het echt nog heel veel erger kan.
– In samenwerking met The Best Social Jobs. –
1. Harriet begon met de vraag: wat is je ergste sollicitatie-ervaring ooit?
Twitter, what’s the worst job interview you’ve ever had?
— Harriet Williamson (@harriepw) January 16, 2020
2. Oh hey, jij ook hier?
Once called in sick in order to go for an interview only to find my current boss had done exactly the same and was sitting in the waiting area. Neither of us got the gig.
— Mark Davis (@mgtd76) January 16, 2020
3. Tip 1: denk voor je praat.
IT job at a law firm.
Him: you’re currently at a law firm. why law firms?
Me: interesting ppl. Take your firm: T Boone Pickens is a client.
Him, condescending: well, its not appropriate to divulge client names
My mouth before brained engaged: well take it off your website then
— Bob Bob Bob (@NebraskaBobert) January 17, 2020
4. Je kan ‘informele sfeer’ ook iets te letterlijk nemen.
I went to an interview really hungover, when the interviewer came to meet me and show me to the room, she held out her hand guiding the way. In my hungover state, I stood up and held her hand! Both of us were too embarrassed to let go so walked to the interview room hand in hand.
— Sam Cleasby (@so_bad_ass) January 16, 2020
5. Sommigen maken er gewoon een escaperoom van.
Not me but a colleague once went to an interview across London in his lunch break. Client locked him and 2 others in a room and refused to release them until they ‘found a solution to his problem’. One of them called police and the man was charged with false imprisonment. 😲
— quitedo (@q1t3d0) January 16, 2020
6. Voor de duidelijkheid: ‘a row’ is in dit geval geen rij, maar een ruzie. Hoi, aangenaam. Gezellig hier.
I arrived for an interview to see the building I was trying to enter was cordoned off as someone had been murdered outside. It involved a row between people i would potentially be working with.
The interview took place in a cafe. I got the job, and stayed for 8 years!
— Archbishop Hairyman (@chiefhairyman) January 16, 2020
7. Als je dacht dat jij een slechte dag had:
1. As an interviewer:
1. For a children’s charity, candidate was banned from contact with children.
2. Candidate found out their friend died in the Zimbabwe mall terrorist attack mid interview.
3. Candidate farted loudly then burst into tears from embarrassment
— Sam Ma’ayan (@SamMaayan) January 16, 2020
8. Oh, eh.. hoi?
Senior week in college. I was horribly hungover & it was for a job in finance, which I knew nothing about. Limped through. Next morning, at brunch, was loudly re-enacting the bad interview to friends. Man at the next table lowers his newspaper, and…it’s my interviewer. https://t.co/7nILqUSs90
— Amy Dillon (@amydillon) January 18, 2020
9. Mic drop.
A French oil company once asked me to write a computer programme during an interview
I told them I’d happily write their code when they paid for my time, and I left
— Julia – La Vie en Prose📚🖊️🇪🇺 (@YeatesJM) January 16, 2020
10. Achteraf wel écht een goed verhaal.
Not me, but a friend’s teenage son had an interview at a burger restaurant for what would have been his first job. The interviewer asked “what’s one word that best describes you.” Extremely nervous, he chose the first word his flustered mind could come to: “erotic”
— Mike Bebernes (@mikebebernes) January 17, 2020
11. Zal ik mijn spullen dan maar weer pakken?
When the interviewer started drawing glasses etc on my CV photo…
— Ian Williamson (@i_williamson1) January 16, 2020
12. Nou zeg, wat een mooie kast.
I walked up the stairs to the very top and met the woman. I thought she was gesturing to the door ahead of her so I walked over, opening it and went inside. It was a storage cupboard. She stood there and watched.
— Milly Thomas 🌈 (@missmillythomas) January 16, 2020
13. En maar volhouden.
I went to an interview at a shoe shop after dropping out of uni and moving home. Wasn’t feeling great so thought I’d spice things up by speaking in a Scottish accent (I’m not Scottish). Ended up getting given the job and had to pretend to be Scottish for 8 months.
— Helia Phoenix (@HeliaPhoenix) January 17, 2020
14. Potje Jenga bij je sollicitatie, ’t kan slechter.
I interviewed for a chain restaurant when i first moved to london. It was a group interview that involved writing and singing a song in front of other candidates, as well as proving you could stay calm under pressure by playing jenga. I walked out and have never eaten there.
— Karl (@hahbrilliant) January 16, 2020
15. Maar ook als alles mist lijkt te gaan…
Got date wrong, ended up at interview after dentist. Arrived late and flustered. 2-page questionnaire to fill in. Stabbed finger lifting staple to read 2nd sheet. Tried to drink coffee with numb mouth. Came into interview slurring, dribbling coffee and dripping blood. Got job.
— quitedo (@q1t3d0) January 16, 2020
16. Kan het ook goed uitpakken:
Interview at GameStation when I was in my late teens. The manager asks me “What do you think you’ll bring to the company”……I panicked, not knowing what to say and just blurted out: “What have you brought to the company?” – He gave me the job on the spot instead of answering.
— Justin French 🔜 @NeuroSlicers Pre-Alpha Phase 2 (@Just_In_Dreamer) January 16, 2020
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