Weird Responses Candidates Give To Ditch Interviews

Statistically, for every ten candidates scheduled, only four actually turn up for the interview. We’ve heard a few weird reasons that candidates give for missing the interviews, and would love to share them with you.

Go on and read these to get entertained! If you know of any more reasons, feel free to share them in the comments below.

No money to travel, nobody is accepting my ₹500 note
With Modiji’s announcement, this is the trending reason for avoiding anything and everything off late. Job Seekers are actually using this as an excuse to skip their interviews. Probably a genuine one, but nevertheless still weird.


I saw a board of another job opening on the way, so I went there
A candidate was scheduled for an interview at a company, but the fickle minded candidate was lured by another lucrative job opening on the way! Seems like now the HR Professionals also need to keep a tab on probable job openings around the interview location.


I cannot find my lucky shoes
It’s best to not interview a candidate who thinks he would be able to bag the job offer only if he were wearing his lucky shoes. You just saved yourself from hiring a person who has more confidence in his shoes than himself!


I fell asleep on the train and missed my stop!
This candidate probably spent the night preparing for the interview. Train Travel can be hectic and in all probability, a short nap can turn into an indefinite one!


I was out last night and I’m still too drunk to drive!
Well, the candidate deserves an applause for abiding by the rules & regulations and being a good citizen.

051130-N-7293M-003 Santa Rita, Guam (Nov. 30, 2005) Ð U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms 1st Class Robert C. Tempesta places a ÒDonÕt Drink and DriveÓ sign in front of a wrecked car outside the front gate of U.S. Naval Base Guam. The wrecked car is used along with posters, base newspaper spots, and frequent admonitions during morning Quarters around the various naval forces homeported on the U.S. territory to caution Sailors against drinking and getting behind wheel. Among other programs the base provides for Sailors who may imbibe too much while on liberty is a shuttle bus service that makes regular runs downtown until the early hours of the morning on weekends. U.S. Navy photo by PhotographerÕs Mate 2nd Class Nathanael T. Miller (RELEASED)

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  1. September 28, 2017

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