7 real stories about strange interviews from the mouth of a personnel officer

Many of us are familiar with the excitement that happens before an interview. You do not know what questions will be asked, mentally scroll through a possible dialogue in your head, think about your best and worst qualities and how to present information to future bosses.

But who would have thought that recruiters are also nervous before an interview, and often no less than the applicants themselves. And all because the behavior of job applicants can be the most unpredictable…

HR Director Olga Novgorodova wrote about such cases in her blog. Below are the words of the author.

7 real stories about strange interviews from the mouth of a personnel officer

7 real stories about strange interviews from the mouth of a personnel officer

1. There is a doctor — a unique, experienced, golden hands and the sharpest mind. The salary is 45,000 rubles plus duty at least once a week. And they invite him to another place — the salary is exactly twice as much, the equipment is of the latest generation, there is no need to be on duty. Not that they invite you, they persuade you. They hunt for a long time and respectfully.

Do you think he switched? No. Because in the old place there are "native walls", a favorite team, patients are the same everywhere, and money is the tenth thing.

7 real stories about strange interviews from the mouth of a personnel officer

2. There is a chef who has participated in the most prestigious culinary competitions. I didn't just participate — I won. He gets a job and says that on Thursdays he needs a day off from the nose. What for? Because every Thursday he conducts cooking classes for an orphanage. We say:

- Well, to hold a master class is a couple of hours. Why all day?

— And I don't just teach them to cook — I buy food myself, then I arrange a dinner for them, I help and teach them to set the table and clean the table, I give a lecture on healthy nutrition. It's really a whole day.

- For your own money?

- Yes, for your own money.

And you know what? 45% of the graduates of this orphanage went to enroll in a culinary school.

7 real stories about strange interviews from the mouth of a personnel officer

3. The girl's resume for the vacancy of a call center specialist. In the photo, a porn model — lips with a whistle, hair in curls, eyelashes with fans, a fatal look, a bag — a burnt Louis Vuitton. I speak:

She's in tears. I don't need to be in public, they say, I want to hide in a corner and slowly work for myself. And what do you think? She works, communicates well with clients, is perfectly disciplined. You listen to her calls and realize that she not only talks about the product, but also manages to ask about things, comfort, advise, give recommendations and support. It has been working for a year. He's not rushing anywhere. The results are excellent. The appearance is still the same.

7 real stories about strange interviews from the mouth of a personnel officer

4. Interview with a girl for the position of commercial director. In the summary, it is indicated in bold that the girl is a finalist of the "Leaders of Russia" contest. He speaks lazily, thinks slowly, thinks in a formulaic way. How? No, well, how is it? I still see it on recruiting sites — I still haven't got a job.

7 real stories about strange interviews from the mouth of a personnel officer

5. Interview with a guy for the position of a financier. They ask:

He takes a pen and in a minute and a half draws a magical running horse with a mane in the wind. The recruiter-girl is silent. He looks at her and draws the horse's eyelashes and a horn in his forehead. Like, a unicorn.

Well, he turned out to be a good financier, all the papers are covered with drawings.

7 real stories about strange interviews from the mouth of a personnel officer

6. The guy comes to work to get a job. With my mother. I say, Mom, do you have to be? Of course, he says, it's mandatory, there are half a country of you cheaters here. Do you think they didn't take it? They took it. Because after the interview, he came the next day alone, says that his mother is his cross and it is not always possible to escape from her unnoticed. In general, he is normal. And he no longer works as a lawyer, but as a leading legal adviser.

7 real stories about strange interviews from the mouth of a personnel officer

7. Interview for the position of a teacher of Russian language and literature. The candidate passed the test perfectly, a beautiful speech, we are waiting for an interview. A youngish lady comes, looking about 35 years old. A mulatto. Actually, in general, a mulatto. Well, as if almost a Black woman even. We look at each other and laugh. The child of the Olympics-80, red diplomas, gold medals, Brodsky by heart, not cakes, but cakes,manners and pumps. Do you think they took it? Alas, but no. He now works as a teacher at MGIMO.

Keywords: Work | World | Cook | Society | Teacher | Lawyer | Employees | Recruiter

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