How to (Not) Get Hired

We’ve seen these videos before, but a commenter recently reminded us of the existence of these four “How to Get Hired” videos that show jobseekers at their worst.

We’re a little put off by the technique the video creators used to get these clips—posting a fake job listing and filming applicants via hidden camera—but victims’ faces are blurred and no names are named, so they’re probably worth a watch anyway.

Here’s interview no-no #1:

And here’s something not to say when you’re asked for your proudest accomplishment:

Steinar Skipsnes, who created the videos, says he interviewed 20 people to get these clips. That means that 1/5 of his applicants said stunningly stupid things—or this whole thing is a fantastic hoax. Either way, it’s worth a look. There are two more videos for your viewing pleasure here.



Publish date: September 22, 2011 https://dev.adweek.com/digital/how-to-not-get-hired/ © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT
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