How to Save a Disastrous Interview

Business emotions - Trouble
Business emotions - Trouble


By Laura McMullen

A job candidate – let's call him Carl – had all but sealed the deal for a new job. The only remaining step was to meet his prospective team of peers. The tone of that meeting was casual and chummy, so he loosened up.

And then he made a Rogaine joke to a bald team member.

And then he said, "You can strap a saddle on my ass and ride me" to express what a work horse he is.

And then he used the, uh, cute phrase "tough [rhymes with kitties]" in conversation with the human resources manager.

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