What was your worst interview experience?
Sergio Tapia Nov 27
We've all been there, the worst possible interview just happened and you're trying to figure out what went wrong. Was it you or them? Was the AC just cranked too high? Was it dumb to schedule an interview for Monday morning?
Let's share the worst interview you've ever had and why you think it bombed. Name names if you want to.
About a year ago I decided to try to get into the security sector of engineering. I had experience under my belt leading teams, building software from the ground up, etc. I had zero experience with hacking or anything security related.
I see this post on Hackernews whoshiring about a security company looking for engineers; "no security experience necessary".
The day of the interview I hop onto Skype and we greet each other yada yada. He asks me: "So what experience do you have in security?" I says, "None, I'm looking to pivot my career into the security sector." "Alright well best of luck, thank you for your interest" and he hangs up the call.
Now, honestly I was already gainfully employed and this call was just curiosity on my part so no hard feelings. I sat there laughing for a bit because it was just so funny to me to schedule a call and then immediately hang up. I would never ever do that to anyone, I wasn't raised that way.
Now share your most cringe-worthy, funny or straight up weird interviews.