You said/did what during your interview!? Tell me it ain't so!

Last Update: May 14, 2014

Despite my March 24th blog claiming my last ''real world'' interview, it unfortunately did not pan out that way. The job was 10x more demanding workload/hours wise as I had thought, so I turned it down. I want to concentrate on ''my'' projects, as business owners, they understood.

This decision leaves me jobless and in a daily pool of emails from job search websites such as Workopolis, Monster and the likes. I tell you, I couldn't care less about them, but until my business is up and running, so are the bills; I have to go through at least a few of these offers a day.

Although I show little to no interest, one email did catch my eye. I'm a sucker for an infographic and it had one about the do's and don'ts during an interview. See below:

source: infographic from workopolis.com

I've taken the liberty of highlighting some curious ones...is it just me or most, if not all, of these are common sense? I would hope no one needs to be reminded not to chew gum or be late. Wait, that's nothing, the green little box below has even more fabulously ridiculous behaviors!

source: infographic from workopolis.com

Bring your mom? your dog? drink and bring beer? If this is the way people are going about their interviews I need not to worry, I'll have the job for sure, lol. This does not make me look forward to having to interview future employees for my business though, yikes!

Have you been guilty of these or have been a witnessed ? If so, please share your experiences, it will spice up job searching for those of us who are in the process!

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RickBell57 Premium
Great blog. You must feel better. Do you need DNTL work? It sounds like Dental huh? lol
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DNTL Premium
Thanks! Lol, never heard it this way, I actually do. ;)
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masamir Premium
Thank you for sharing.
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DNTL Premium
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read! :)
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KatieMac Premium
Certainly different lol thanks for sharing and I wish you every success with your ventures
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DNTL Premium
Thank you Katie! I can't wait to be fully self-employed. Still a long way to go, but at least it's in the works. :)
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Bill67 Premium
Very Cool thanks for sharing
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DNTL Premium
Thanks for the read, hope you had a laugh!
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davehan Premium
Funny!
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DNTL Premium
Thanks Dave! I definitely was laughing at my desk when I read the list. :)
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Freedomseekr Premium
Lol, very creative! I'm not sure why someone would think it's okay to bring beer to an interview, but who knows really. Maybe to calm their nerves, or bribe the interviewer...
Common sense seems to have missed the boat with some people I guess. :)
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DNTL Premium
Oh yeah, that ship has sailed for them long ago, lol. If it were common sense to bring beer to an interview, I would, but we don't live in that kind of world...just yet! ;)
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Empress L Premium
Depends on the field, maybe? ;)
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arick Premium
Creative post. Love it!
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DNTL Premium
Thanks for the read!
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Gordi Premium
I was once on the hiring committee for Walmart when it was opening up at an airbase. Well, I am sure EVERYONE in town applied for the positions, but there wasn't a single incident, or a ridiculous or outrageous behavior by anyone. I was actually quite impressed with the quality of the applicants.
I also knew the names of all the people, as they were all using each other as references. I thought that was really cute. But then, maybe the quality of people was due to the fact those were all a part of the military life.
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DNTL Premium
Thanks for sharing! That's cute indeed. I'm with you on that one though, it is definitely military values/conduct.
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Starcreator Premium
That's funny that they would even put that stuff on there, but I suppose some people still need to read it. I have noticed that the infographics are popular though. I need to learn how to create one.
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CathyS Premium
Wait a minute - what is wrong with those interviewers? If I had to sit there and interview job applicant's all day, I'd probably hire the guy that had the sense to bring the liquor... LOL!!!
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DNTL Premium
Haha, that's funny, yet not crazy of an idea! ;)
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Sui_generis Premium
At this point in my life, very little surprises me. Some people have so little common sense. Sad that an article like that even has to be written.
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DNTL Premium
That was my first thought too, sounds more like a joke than an actual list, but it is.
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Funmine Premium
"Common sense" ain't so common after all.

But on the other hand, what is expected of you at an interview should be a reflection of the description of the position you're applying for. Why should a landscape worker be expected to show up in pants and not shorts or a construction worker in suit and not jeans. Come on people. Let's be real.

Ade
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DNTL Premium
Very good point, again that would come from common sense. ;)
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masirois Premium
It's crazy, but people actually do these things! I used to work very close to the recruiting team at my former job, and I would hear some stories....never heard about anyone bringing beer though :)
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DNTL Premium
Haha, most have been fun to listen in on some of them!
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Bunn Premium
I'll comment as soon aas I can 'see' it.....dwnloaded Chrome and it's too tiny. I'm researching how tomake my print bigger...sorry, typeos...
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DNTL Premium
Yeah, I tried making it as big as I could without cutting info. You know what I do though? Just save the image to your computer and zoom in, after that, off to the recycle bin. :)
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nomda ploom Premium
Should I ever go blind, I am gonna get me a dog and apply for a job as a beer taster. Just for the heck of it
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DNTL Premium
LOL! While you're at it, bring some friends along too. The more the merrier, right!?
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Trialynn Premium
That was quite interesting and even gave a chance for a chuckle!
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DNTL Premium
I had a few too, I thought I'd get some great pointers, I got a few jokes instead!
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DBSTAR Premium
Are these banal advices really necessary? Well, in my experience sometimes they are. You cannot imagine the strange attires I have seen people turning up in!
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DNTL Premium
Sad but true hen? Still boggles my mind though. Maybe I should try one of those silly "don't", who knows, I might just get the job anyway. ;)
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Empress L Premium
Scary that they had to list under DO: wear pants.
Really?!
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DNTL Premium
I guess it depends on what job field you are applying to, hihi. ;)
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Empress L Premium
Good point. I suppose there are professions that don't require them!
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