about 5 years ago
Tales of a Recruitment Consultant
Welcome to the first blog of our new series – Tales of a Recruitment Consultant! In this series, we will be inviting you into our world and sharing our experiences as a recruitment agency.
Vol. 1 - Most Outrageous Candidate Excuses Heard by TRP
In the first blog of this series, I asked some of our consultants to think of the funniest, most ridiculous candidate excuses they have heard for missing an interview.
“A candidate of mine who was supposed to meet with Armani HR said he was locked inside his own apartment and could not get out. I asked him if he was able to climb out of the window safely and he said that he was on the 3rd floor.”
“Once a candidate sent me pictures of his face all bruised and said that he was hit by a bus”
“Once, a candidate of mine told me that they couldn’t attend an interview because they had to walk their dog at that specific time.”
“Someone once told me that they no longer wanted to attend the interview because they had just won the lottery, so didn’t need a job. Almost exactly 1 month later, they applied for another one of our jobs!”
“A candidate of mine told me that they couldn’t attend the interview because their whole street was evacuated due to a gas leak at 4am that day. Turns out that they actually lived on the same road as me and there was no such thing!”
“One candidate of mine had 3 separate interviews but cancelled them all.
The 1st interview excuse: Grandma had died.
The 2nd interview excuse: Sister had died.
The 3rd interview excuse: Grandma had died… AGAIN?!”
If you’re going to lie about a family member dying, make sure you remember which ones you’ve already used as an excuse!
“Someone phoned to cancel their interview because they were having their hair done that day.”