Interviews For Jobs. Any Bad Experiences?

@Janey1966 (24141)
Carlisle, England
December 17, 2009 3:43pm CST
I have been unemployed now for 2 years, apart from a couple of weeks temping in an office. It seems like a lifetime ago. There have been a few strange experiences whilst being interviewed. One included both interviewers not taking notes so I knew straight away that I wasn't going to be picked for the job...then in another interview, practically the whole time, both the women kept glancing down at my belly. It was really quite off-putting and I find myself thinking, "I will have to lose weight now just so that never happens again!" which is a sorry state of affairs but I am fed up of being stared at that way. Have you had similar experiences? Will you change your appearance for your next interview or go on courses to improve your skills? I am at a loss as to what I should do. :-(
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@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Dec 09
There was the interview where I just couldn't answer one question, just a total brain fart. I got the job though. There was another one where I just disliked the interviewer right away and I felt as if she felt the same way. I didn't get that one, but I thought it would be a boring job anyway.
@Janey1966 (24141)
• Carlisle, England
17 Dec 09
I did go to one interview where the interviewers just kept going on about all the changes within their HR Department (where I'd be working) in a really negative way. Their body language was all over the place, worse than mine lol. Needless to say, they succeeded in putting me off and I didn't elaborate on any of my answers after that. I was quite relieved I didn't get the job, if I'm honest.
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@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Dec 09
Ah yes, nothing like being negative about your company to make people want to work there!
@maezee (39815)
• United States
17 Dec 09
Amazingly enough, every interview I've gone to..I've gotten the job. And I've only had 3 jobs so far in my lifetime, all of which are considered to be "entry level" of course. I did have one very bizarre incident, though, in an interview. My soon to be boss of my first part-time job, after asking all the ordinary and expected questions, shot out: "What's your zodiac sign?". Apparently her basis for hiring me was partly because I was a cancer, and she an Aquarius, and apparently these 2 signs get along and work well together. I was kind of astonished. But luckily the weird situation ended up in my favor. I do try to look my best, and most professional, at an interview, but I wouldn't LOSE weight for an interview! That's nuts if you ask me. Whether or not they hire you should NOT be based upon if you have a "belly" or not (as in this day and age, who doesn't?!). How ridiculous!
@Janey1966 (24141)
• Carlisle, England
17 Dec 09
It's kinda ridiculous that you were hired based on your Astrological sign but hey-ho, it worked for you, so that's ok.