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You Won’t Believe These Cringeworthy Interview Confessions!

By – Caitlin Johnson

Interviewing for jobs is hard work, don’t let anyone tell you different! A lot of preparation happens before your interview but you can’t always guarantee awkward conversations or sweaty palms won’t get the best of you.

We searched Whisper for their greatest and most cringeworthy interview fails and we weren’t disappointed. Surprised, yes. Confused, definitely. So even if you bombed the interview or didn’t supply a slam dunk answer to the “Tell me about yourself,”question, at least you (hopefully) didn’t get a bloody nose from a run-in with a clean glass window!

1. “Miss, could you be a doll and get me a cup of coffee?”


2. Proof that what goes around, will always come back around!


3. When you feel good, you exude confidence!


4. Maybe he just wanted the interviewer to think he was interviewing Superman?


 5. Clumsy people can relate to this confession!052ae2c36950816ea82f9c09ed34d2d069c47b-v5-wm

6. #Goals At least this interviewee was honest, but probably a little too honest!


7. “And then my nose bled…”


8. I cringe just picturing how to recover from this awkward moment


9. They told her she was “over-qualified,” but I think they just wanted to make her feel better!


10. Accidents happen! Just play it off, NBD! Even though I bet this interviewee turned bright red and there’s no playing that off!0535170bfaadfe41723d6edea46c3e082def9f-v5-wm

11. Hey, now that’s some solid advice!


12. Proof that humor doesn’t always have a place in some industry interviews!


13. I think this is a GREAT example, probably not the one the interviewer was hoping to hear though….


14. I guess this only works on TV… darn.0536637bc92a624f946525173b77a1404cb845-v5-wm

15. Complete, unabashed honesty might not always the best policy, especially when in dire need of employment!

16. See number 15, above…


17. No need to mention any of that in the interview…


18. Make sure to glance at a mirror or reflective one last time before the interview starts! Or else this could be you…. *cue horror movie music*


19. Play it cool… Or take that route where you laugh at yourself to diffuse the situation. Just don’t panic!



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About the Author:

Sophia Tinsley is XTech Staffing’s Marketing Specialist and writes career-advice related articles and content for the website. She also manages XTech’s social media platforms. Sophia recently graduated from Texas State University where she earned her BBA with a major in Marketing. She is the crazy cat lady of the office and the embodiment of Michael Scott – she always has wacky ideas. Sophia also writes for her personal fashion blog and creates movie trailers as hobbies. She thinks she’s unique, but likes all things “basic” (i.e. Starbucks). And if you’re a Game of Thrones fan, then you and Sophia will get along swimmingly.
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