Most embarrassing job interview mishaps

Dancing, smoking and showing up with a bird among bizarre behaviour
||Last Updated: 06/17/2008

Most people are on their best behaviour when meeting with hiring managers, but some actions are simply bizarre. In a recent survey, staffing firm OfficeTeam asked 150 executives to recount the most embarrassing job interview moments they had heard of or witnessed:

• “The candidate sent his sister to interview in his place.”

• “The person was dancing during the interview. He kept saying things like, ‘I love life!’ and ‘Oh yeah!’”