Your source for Jobs in Canada
register today!jobs and resume discussion in Canadajobs and resume links in Canadaabout canjobs.comhelp with job posting and resume searching
Sponsored Link

Nov 20, 2019
Language: members login to search jobs and resumes
Forgot your password?

Enter your email address to have it mailed to you. Search for jobs in Canada
Browse the latest jobs:
  • Alberta jobs
  • British Columbia jobs
  • Manitoba jobs
  • New Brunswick jobs
  • Newfoundland jobs
  • Northwest Territories jobs
  • Nova Scotia jobs
  • Ontario jobs
  • Prince Edward Island jobs
  • Quebec jobs
  • Saskatchewan jobs

    Find great jobs
    in Canada at:

    Horror Stories

    With the painstaking preparation that goes into preparing for an interview and the tension often felt when the hour has come, it can be difficult to maintain a sense of levity in the process. Still, you are not the only person to suffer a faux pas or awkward moment during an interview. Perhaps you said or did something wrong. Perhaps your interviewer was bizarre. Perhaps something just felt weird. Maybe it is Murphy's Law or perhaps it is just par for the interviewing course. Take comfort from these stories gleaned from the collective experience that is interviewing.

    "I was part of a team of eight colleagues who interviewed 50 people in the space of two weeks. Four to seven people conducted each interview, which occurred in a small room. We were stuck in that room for hours. One of the questions designated for me to ask was what the most formidable challenge the person had ever gone through. During one particular interview in which four of us met with the applicant, she began to share her most significant challenge when the Director intervened with a follow-up question, interrupting my chain of questions. Apparently I made an odd face. My colleague saw me and began to giggle. Then two of us began to laugh, and we could not stop. At one point, the first colleague tried to disguise his laughter by blowing his nose, but this just made everyone else laugh more. All the while, the interviewee elaborated on the most difficult challenge she had been through, maintaining solid eye contact with the Director. It was both equally funny and horrifying that we were laughing. Soon the Director said to her: I think we need to ask you to leave until we compose ourselves."

    "The summer internship organization to which I applied had about ten of us come at once, but they interviewed us individually. My meeting was towards the end, so I waited there for an hour before the two interviewers called my turn. They said: we have three questions that we are going to ask you at once, and you can answer the three questions in order at which time we will be done. They told me the three questions, and I answered the first. Then they looked at each other and said, 'Okay, that will be it.' Surprised, I asked, 'Well, do you want me to answer the second question?' They kind of looked at each other and said, 'Well, okay.' I answered as briefly as possible, skipped the third question altogether, and left. I got the position."

    "I sent a digital resume and cover letter via email to apply for a position as a technical writer. Within a few hours, a message from the director in charge of hiring came via email. Full of anticipation, I opened the email to find a terse message: 'your resume is infected with a virus and has been quarantined.' A person cannot recover from an infected resume. I did not pursue the position further."

    "At one rather intense interview with a high powered man, the phone kept ringing and interviewer took the calls long enough to say that he would call the people later. He seemed to be telling me that I was a nominally important use of his time or at least demonstrating how busy he was. There was some kind of odd power dynamic going on. Then he got another call, which was clearly from his wife. After saying, 'Hi, Honey,' my interviewer only said three cryptic things: 'is he lucid?,' 'do you need me to come home tonight?', and 'call me when you know more and can tell me what to do.' Then he hung up the phone and looked at me."

    "I once interviewed a woman who came in ringing her hands. I asked her the standard interview questions: what are you looking for in a job, what don't you like in a job, what do you need from a boss? To the third question, she replied: 'I need my boss to be my best friend. I'm so lonely. We just moved here a few months ago and I haven't made any friends. I need a friend.'"

    "A man walked in and deemed himself the right man for the job I had advertised, even though he did not fit in any sense of the word. After the interview, which highlighted how badly he and the position matched, he started an email campaign. Another man wrote to me on his behalf. Between the two of them, I received at least twenty phone calls and electronic messages: he wanted the job so badly, would I please reconsider? The barrage of follow-up finally waned when I hired someone else, but even then his advocate kept scolding me for hiring someone else."

    "I had to undergo a ludicrous 500 question psychological examination when I applied to be a security guard during college. Among the 500 questions were about 17 questions asking me in slightly varied ways whether or not I have ever thought of killing myself. If the exam had not been a scan-tron, I would have answered, 'No, but the idea is growing on me every time you ask.'"

    "During a particular interview, the interviewer had a dog present. The dog became especially interested in my leg. I kept shuffling and moving to protect myself from the dog, but the person giving the interview took no notice of the dog at all. Uncomfortable as this was, I was actually wondering if it was some kind of test to see if I could maintain my concentration.", The Net's Premier Resume Writing and Editing Service

    Additional Services for Applicants: Resume Writing....Career Coaching....Reference Checks....Self Assessment...and more..

    Sponsored Link

    The Network:
    Ontario Jobs
    Barrie Jobs
    Belleville Jobs
    Brampton Jobs
    Brantford Jobs
    Brockville Jobs
    Cambridge Jobs
    Chatham Jobs
    Collingwood Jobs
    Cornwall Jobs
    CTT Region Jobs
    Fort Erie Jobs
    Guelph Jobs
    Hamilton Jobs
    Horseshoe Region Jobs
    Kawartha Lakes Jobs
    Kingston Jobs
    Kitchener Jobs
    Kitchener / Waterloo Jobs
    Leamington Jobs
    London Jobs
    Markham Jobs
    Midland Jobs
    Muskoka Jobs
    Newmarket Jobs
    Norfolk Jobs
    North Bay Jobs
    Oakville Jobs
    Orillia Jobs
    Oshawa Jobs
    Ottawa Jobs
    Owen Sound Jobs
    Peterborough Jobs
    Richmond Hill Jobs
    Sarnia Jobs
    Sault Ste Marie Jobs
    St. Catharines Jobs
    Stratford Jobs
    Thunder Bay Jobs
    Timmins Jobs
    Toronto Jobs
    Whitby Jobs
    Windsor Jobs
    Woodstock Jobs
    Alberta Jobs
    Calgary Jobs
    Cold Lake Jobs
    Edmonton Jobs
    Grande Prairie Jobs
    Lethbridge Jobs
    Medicine Hat Jobs
    Red Deer Jobs
    Wood Buffalo Jobs

    British Columbia Jobs
    Abbotsford Jobs
    Burnaby Jobs
    Campbell River Jobs
    Chilliwack Jobs
    Courtenay Jobs
    Duncan Jobs
    Kamloops Jobs
    Kelowna Jobs
    Nanaimo Jobs
    Penticton Jobs
    Prince George Jobs
    Richmond Jobs
    Surrey Jobs
    Vancouver Jobs
    Vernon Jobs
    Victoria Jobs

    Saskatchewan Jobs
    Moose Jaw Jobs
    Prince Albert Jobs
    Regina Jobs
    Saskatoon Jobs

    Manitoba Jobs
    Brandon Jobs
    Winnipeg Jobs

    Quebec Jobs
    Chicoutimi Jobs
    Drummondville Jobs
    Gatineau Jobs
    Granby Jobs
    Laval Jobs
    Montreal Jobs
    Rimouski Jobs
    Saint-Hyacinthe Jobs
    Sept-Iles Jobs
    Shawinigan Jobs
    Sherbrooke Jobs
    Thetford Mines Jobs
    Trois Rivieres Jobs
    Victoriaville Jobs

    Nova Scotia Jobs
    Cape Breton Jobs
    Halifax Jobs
    New Glasgow Jobs
    Truro Jobs

    Prince Edward Island Jobs (PEI)
    Charlottetown Jobs

    New Brunswick Jobs
    Fredericton Jobs
    Moncton Jobs
    Saint John Jobs

    Newfoundland Jobs
    Cornerbrook Jobs
    St. John's Jobs

    Nunavut Jobs

    Northwest Territories Jobs

    Automotive Jobs
    Finance Jobs
    Hospitality Jobs
    Human Resources Jobs
    Trucking Jobs
    Retail Jobs
    Sales Jobs
    Tooling Jobs
    Trade & Labour Jobs

    Flash Resume by
    Engineering Jobs by Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
    Ag Careers by
    Careers In Food by

    Copyright © 1998-2009 All rights reserved.