Tuesday, December 1, 2009

How To Nail An Interview – Or Not

SEATTLE (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Taking about Bigfoot during an interview is probably not the best way to land a job.

Marketing guru Steinar Skipsness wanted to know what makes someone an attractive hire so he posted an ad for a fake job on Craigslist and interviewed applicants on a hidden camera.

To look legit, he rented an office by the hour in a swanky Seattle high-rise that even came with its own secretary.

Skipsness was shocked to learn how unprofessional people were, from an applicant who was 20 minutes late to a guy who demanded a job with “no responsibilities.”

One lady admitted she’d relocated because her husband was a professional Bigfoot tracker while another woman said her greatest achievement was holding down a job for six months.

In the end, Skipsness thinks the key factors to landing a job are a solid resume and passion for the position, which, “can’t be faked.”

His awkward interviews are on howtonailaninterview.com.

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