They say as one door abruptly closes another is but slightly ajar, waiting for you to unwelcomingly force your way through it.
Atleast this is how it feels when it comes to the jobhunt for me.
Coined the ‘portfolio generation’, I ask myself, is there really anything wrong with having more jobs than I’ve had hot meals? The sane amongst us may think yes, but who really aims to be prudent with their short time on this planet anyway?
Off I go again, diving into the deep dark murky depths of the unknown. More sweaty handshakes and shaky throats await me in the not too distant future. That is ofcourse if I even manage to muster up the might to make an application. And even then if luck would have it, I be summoned for a session of scrutiny before the inevitable ‘no, you’re sh*te’ is sugarcoated in the all too familiar automated rejection email.
With the thrill of opening my monthly jobseeker’s allowance packet ripe in my mind, I thought there’s no better way to keep the humiliation going than with a few common blunders that others have experienced on their quest to sell their soul to the rat race:
- Candidate stated the ability to persuade people sexually using her words.
- Candidate wrote résumé as a play – Act 1, Act 2, etc.
- Candidate wrote “2001 summer Voluntary work for taking care of the elderly and vegetable people”
- Candidate wrote “I’m intrested to here more about that. I’m working today in a furniture factory as a drawer”
- Candidate included family medical history.
- Skills: “I have integrity so I will not steal office supplies and take them home.”
Source job mob
Job Interview Mistakes
1)Interviewer: What’s your greatest weakness?
Candidate: Women. That’s kind of why I’m looking for a new job. I had an affair with my boss’s wife.
2) Interviewer: What makes you think you’re right for a job? (McDonalds – burger flipper).
Candidate: Well, I’m great with animals.
3) “I had a video interview for a very large company. The computer would ask a question and record your answer to send to management.
You had 30 seconds, no more no less, to answer the question.
For one question, I ran out of things to talk about so I decided to stand really still and not blink for 15 seconds to make it look like the video froze…
4) While I thought I wrote “I can hardly contain my excitement about the possibility of working with your organisation,” auto-correct changed “excitement” to “excrement.”
*I hope you haven’t made too many blunders on your career quest!