People Do The Strangest Things To Get A Job
Careerbuilder recently surveyed 2,367 human resource managers to find out the most unusual things job seekers have done to get a job. Here are the top 10:
- Candidate had a priest contact the hiring manager and ask for candidate to be hired.
- Candidate bought a first class upgrade to sit next to hiring manager on a transatlantic flight.
- During the month of October, candidate came dressed in a costume for Halloween.
- Candidate's wife made homemade lavender soap bars for the hiring manager as a thank you for taking the time to interview the candidate.
- Candidate asked hiring manager to share an ice cream cone.
- Candidate sent a pair of embroidered socks with a note saying he would knock the company's socks off if hired.
- Candidate showed up in his camp counselor attire with some of the children from the camp he worked for to show his leadership capabilities.
- Candidate sent a shoe with a flower in it as a thank you after the interview. The note said: "Trying to get my foot in the door."
- Candidate mailed hiring manager money in an envelope.
- Candidate arrived to interview in a white limousine, an hour early, dressed in a three-piece suit. The open position was middle-wage and had a required dress code of khakis, company button-down and black shoes.
I've sent a cake with only half of it iced with the message "Let Kenny Put The Icing On The Cake". It was lame. I didn't get the job.