I once stopped at a Silicon Valley Jack in the Box to change my clothes before a job interview. As I pulled the trunk shut, “KEYS-IN-TRUNK?!” flashed in my mind. Locked out of my rental car, I power-walked about a mile through parking lots, along streets, and across a dusty field in the early autumn heat to arrive for my interview 10 minutes late and sweating profusely. I was wearing a white shirt, no tie, no belt, charcoal grey dress pants and a pair of tan Birkenstock sandals. I didn’t get the job.
When life goes awry, I sometimes take solace in the plight of fictional TV characters. So with my penchant for interview misfortune revealed, I present a handful of fictional job interviews for both educational and empathetic purposes:
Can you relate to these TV interview misadventures? Others? Am I alone in having a short-list of less than stellar yet somewhat amusing job interview experiences?