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The craziest things actually said in an interview

The craziest things actually said in an interview

Maybe you were nervous, you thought the employer would appreciate your honesty, or maybe you just have no boundaries. Whatever the reason, you can be certain you shouldn't tell an interviewer…

Maybe you were nervous, you thought the employer would appreciate your honesty, or maybe you just have no boundaries. Whatever the reason, you can be certain you shouldn't tell an interviewer that it's probably best if they don't do a background check on you. Hiring managers tell Rachel Zupek the craziest things they've heard from applicants in an interview.

Why did you leave your last job?

"I have a problem with authority."

Carrie Rocha, COO of HousingLink

Tell us about a problem you had with a co-worker and how you resolved it.

"The resolution was we were both fired."

Jason Shindler, CEO, Curvine Web Solutions

What kind of computer software have you used?

"Computers? Are those the black boxes that sit on the floor next to the desks? My boss has one of those. He uses it. I don't have one. He just gives me my schedule and I follow it."

Greg Szymanski, director of human resources, Geonerco Management, Inc

Why should we hire you?

"I would be a great asset to the events team because I party all the time."

Bill McGowan, founder, Clarity Media Group

Do you have any questions?

"Cross-dressing isn't a problem is it?"

Barry Maher, Barry Maher & Associates

If you were a fruit, what fruit would you be?"

Megan Garnett, Articulate Leadership Team, Articulate Communications Inc.

What do you want me to do if I cannot walk to work if it's raining? Can you pick me up?"

Christine Pechstein, career coach

"I was a Chamber of Commerce Executive once hiring a secretary. [The candidate asked] 'What does a Chamber of Commerce do?'"

Mary Kurek, Mary Kurek, Inc. Visibility Consulting

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