When I was 21, I interviewed for a job as a “bulletin board administrator.” This was in 1995, when the Internet was just starting to become mainstream, and online “bulletin boards” were as common as blogs are now.
I had never used the Internet.
But the 21-year-old me was an idiot and I figured I could fake it. In a fit of embarrassing hubris, I read book about online bulletin board systems the night before and thought that would probably be sufficient.
The interview, needless to say, did not go well. And I’m pretty sure that I didn’t even know enough to be mortified at the time.
We’ve all had interviews we just never should have been in … or interviews where they could have gone well if only we hadn’t somehow turned into a huge tool upon walking in the door … or interviews that were ruined because our interviewer was a total ass.
I want to hear about them! Click over to my contest page to learn about the giveaway I’m running for everyone who leaves their worst interviewing story below.
And then go to it and entertain us with your stories.