Hiring Managers Admit Why They Turned Down A Candidate

Though there are a plethora of tips and tricks out there to make getting hired easier, sometimes interviews go terribly wrong. While most of the reasons are those you’d expect, the stories themselves are outlandish. From disrespecting the employees to claiming to be telekinetic, some of the tales are hard to believe. Whether you’re looking for interview tips or just want a good laugh, read on to discover what candidates said or did that cost them the job in the eyes of hiring managers.

Not Wanting To Put In Hard Work

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Reddit user Deingel relayed an interview story that plunged a candidate after they had already been offered a position. Due to the interviewee’s credentials, Deingel offered him a position as an assistant, to which the candidate looked “disgusted” and asked to be General Production Manager instead.

Upon asking him why he felt this way, he replied, “Seems like one of those jobs where I can sit in the office and play games on my phone all day without having to actually do anything.” Needless to say, the lazy worker did not get hired.