Before leaving my assistant job for greener pastures, I was asked to reply to applicants hoping to replace me. "Very smart and intelligent," my boss had written on one of the applications. "Too good for this job."
How do you get human resources to remember you? Try pulling some of these actual interview stunts.
-Balding applicant abruptly excused himself and returned a few minutes later wearing a hairpiece.
-Applicant asked to see the reviewer’s résumé to see if the personnel executive was qualified to interview him.
-Applicant phoned his therapist during the interview for advice on answering specific questions.
-During the interview, an alarm clock went off in the applicant’s briefcase. He apologized and said he had to leave for another interview.
-Applicant challenged the interviewer to arm-wrestle