Work is always an adventure…yes? Anyone that has a job has crazy stories about what misadventures happen while they count down to Friday.
In my job I do a lot of hiring, which means that I have to do a lot of interviewing. I am curious about people (my mother calls it nosy), I like to talk and interviewing allows me an opportunity to indulge both of these at one time. Sounds good.
I know that interviewing is a stressful situation and I have been on an interview once or twice myself, so I know how nerve wracking this situation can be for job seekers. Every once in a while I am surprised by the things that are said during the interviews. Whether they were blurted out unintentionally or not, these are a few of the comments that were three comments said to me that have stuck with me. There are more, as I’ve had to interview people off and on for the last 7 years, but these three make me giggle every time.
“I was so happy when I was a fish”- When I asked this person what their favorite job from their resume was, this was their answer. I scanned this resume quite a bit and could never find anything that said they were a fish. So when I inquired about when/where they were fish-ified, they replied in a parade they were in, but that it was not on the resume.
“elle a commencé à parler français fo aucune raison” – Did you understand that? Good, cause neither did I. I loved this interview because this candidate was so nice and really enthusiastic. They were from the U.S., English was their first language and they had spent a year in France for studying abroad at some point. Then, with no warning, in the middle of answering a question, they switched from English to French for a few sentences, and then back into English like nothing had happened. They best part was that when I asked them to tell me what they had said, because they had spoken French for a few moments, the answer was an indignant “I did not.”
“You would be so cute if you dyed your hair” – This came out at the end of the interview when I ask if the interviewee has any additional questions, comments or concerns. This person was incredibly nervous and I thought this was such a cute thing to say, even though it doesn’t sound that way. This person had a very cool hair color and I would have loved to have it myself. I choose to believe that they were referring to a more edgy hair color than that my hair didn’t look good. (I hope)
Do you have any funny stories for your adventure that you call your work day? If so, I would love to hear about them!