Interviews can be extremely uncomfortable so it's no wonder people usually get nervous. If you're looking to make the fewest mistakes possible in your next interview, keep reading to discover the worst interview answers these Redditors ever gave. And make sure to vote up what not to say during an interview.
- 133 VOTES
"My Ideal Job Is Something Totally Different From What I'm Interviewing For"
From Redditor u/duckspunk:
I was interviewing at a place where they had two positions open that I was qualified for. They asked, "What would be your ideal job?"
I said "zoo animal nanny" without even hesitating.
That wasn't the kind of job I was interviewing for.
- 229 VOTES
"I Have Plenty Of Experience Working On D*cks"
From Redditor u/gadusmorhua:
I was interviewing for a job working as a fisheries observer, and my interviewer asked why I would be qualified to do the job. Having fished commercially, I told him that I had plenty of experience working on d*cks... ummm I mean decks. I'm not sure how either of us held it together after that'
- 327 VOTES
"I'll Probably Still Be Here In 10 Years"
From Redditor u/junta12:
Q: "Where do you see yourself in 10 years' time?"
A: "Probably still here"
I mean to imply I was loyal to the company, but it just came across that I had no career incentives whatsoever.
- 423 VOTES
"The Worst Part Of Working At A Restaurant Is The Customers"
From Redditor u/drew_tattoo:
I was interviewing to be a server at a restaurant recently and have been working in the food industry for quite a while so they asked me what my least favorite part of restaurants was and my response was "the customers." As soon as I said it I thought "f*ck." They never called back.
- 520 VOTES
"I'm Ready To Stop Learning And Start Managing"
From Redditor u/mrmpr:
My boss told me a couple of stories. I work as a paper pusher in a construction company for background.
One guy said, "I've been on-site as a coordinator for three years with X company. I've learned a lot - but I'm ready to stop learning and just start managing."
Another said, "I was the top-performing project manager with Y company, then they laid me off. If you want proof, take a look at this sheet with names of all my past clients, the original fee, and what I raised the fee to by the end of the job." My boss then asked him to leave and called the COO of Y company to alert him of the breach of confidentiality.
- 617 VOTES
"I'm A Cricket Fan (Except I'm Definitely Not)"
From Redditor u/WonderfulGlorious:
"Do you have any other hobbies?" Having already said my prepared answer, my mind went blank, and I said "cricket," which is my boyfriend's hobby, and so naturally I watch a lot of it. The interviewer is also a cricket fan and proceeded to ask me who was my favorite player, what do I think of the England captain at the moment... I somehow managed to blag my way through and got the job! I am still waiting for the interviewer (who is now my boss) to bring up the subject of cricket!