bad interviewer behavior

is there a polite way to walk out of an interview?

A reader writes: I am hoping you can offer advice about a bizarre interview situation I faced. The job was not entry level – it was a directorship position for which I met all qualifications listed in the job description. When I showed up at the interview, it turned out that they had the other […]

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do not do these things, ever (employer edition)

Last week we rounded up some things that job seekers should not do, ever. This week, we have a version for employers. 1. Pressure candidates to resign without notice from their current jobs. 2. Insult candidates over email (by calling them “pushy, unnuanced, unaware, and unprofessional” and saying “I wouldn’t want you coming near a donor”) and […]

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was this interviewer a jerk or are my expectations off?

A reader writes: I left my most recent position as an assistant manager for a high-end specialty retailer last year in order to look for a position that utilized my degree. Well, I just got back from an interview for a recruiter position, and I guess I’m just wondering if what happened in the interview […]

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my interviewer said she was “disgusted” with my answer

A reader writes: I had a second job interview where the hiring manager asked me, “What are your biggest pet peeves in the workplace?” I shared that I get frustrated when people want to sit around and talk about things at length but never actually do anything. I lightheartedly explained that in Texas we had […]

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interviewers behaving badly — the world’s 8 worst job interviewers

I recently asked readers to tell us about the weirdest and worst job interviewers they’ve ever encountered. Today, I’m sharing my eight favorite stories over at the Fast Track blog by Intuit QuickBase — including the interviewer who asked a candidate to reprimand the rest of the interview team, the interviewer who really doesn’t like […]

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