HR Strange But True!
September 15, 2011

Here are two more strange interview experiences submitted by our readers.

Explaining an employment gap. In the current economy, many applicants are faced with explaining long gaps of unemployment. Here’s how one candidate shocked a reader with the honest truth:

“I asked an applicant to explain an employment gap. I expected the usual type of answer—family responsibility, school, etc. No such luck. Her explanation: ‘I was booking horses.’”

Telling tales about transportation. For some positions, having a vehicle is a job requirement, and something you would think applicants would tell the truth about. Think again.

“Part of our interview process was to determine if the applicant had adequate transportation and vehicle insurance. The job involved driving throughout our county.

One applicant interviewed stated he had adequate transportation. When the interview was completed, the applicant asked us for a bus pass to get home. So, needless to say, his idea of adequate transportation did not match ours.”

Thank you HRSBT readers. We appreciate you sending us your stories.

Share your HR story with us and it could be included in an upcoming column!

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