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30 Awful (Brilliant) Excuses for Missing an Interview [Infographic]

By Anthony Hughes | Apr 13, 2017 | Friday Funnies

You’d think most job seekers would be chuffed to get an interview (that’s the whole point isn’t it?).

But I have heard some crazy get-out excuses in my time, including “my dog ate my interview task.”

Sometimes candidates have clearly had second thoughts, sometimes nerves get the better of them and sometimes, they’d simply have been better off lying.

Either way, some of these excuses make for great entertainment.

Here are some of my favourites:

30 Awful Excuses for Missing an Interview [Infographic]

Excuses, excuses…

You can tell that some of these interview excuses are probably real, like for example:

“I was out last night and I’m still too drunk to drive.” (Who would lie about this?)

Others are a little less believable (I’ll let you be the judge).

I wonder whether anyone got a second interview.

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- Anthony Hughes

Anthony Hughes

Anthony is a recruitment veteran of 18 years and is also one of the original founders of Coburg Banks. He now trains recruitment consultants on the best methods to utilise when sourcing and assessing applicants for their clients. 

 

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