8 of the Worst Excuses Not to Go to a Job Interview

8 of the Worst Excuses Not to Go to a Job Interview

28 April 2017

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We’d be lying to you if we said we’d never gone through with an interview that we absolutely did not want to be in. That’s just part of the joys of a job hunt. You’re more than likely to find yourself sitting across the table from a row of decision makers who will no doubt sense your lack of enthusiasm.

As recruiters, we often get no-shows for interviews. We duly prep a candidate, tell them where to be and … They don’t go. Whilst we worry about how this will reflect on us as a service provider, we are also always keen to know why a candidate did not attend an interview.

And, believe us when we say, we’ve heard some absolute belters. So, being the investigative sort, we asked around. And, it turns out, the good people of the internet have heard some pretty amazing excuses too.

Here are some of our favourites:

“One guy told me his grandmother had died and he was too upset to go to an interview. Unfortunately for him, I picked up on the fact that he had used this same excuse SEVEN TIMES previously.”

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“I kept calling a candidate who had not turned up to interview. When they finally responded, four or five hours later, they said they had tripped over their cat and were knocked unconscious. That’s why they didn’t turn up. Somehow, I’m not sure about that …”

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“They told me their child had unplugged their alarm clock so they slept in and missed our 9am interview slot.”

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“A psychic told them that if they went to the job interview, bad things would happen.”

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“One woman told me she couldn’t come in because she had only just realised she had left the house wearing odd shoes. To be honest, I probably wouldn’t have even noticed!”

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“A candidate told me they couldn’t attend an interview because they were having to spend their morning fishing their pet hamster out from behind the back of their couch.”

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“They told me that they had stopped off at a newsagents for water and the shop got held up by several masked men. They were too traumatised to attend the interview. The shop was just round the corner from our office block and I’m pretty certain no such robbery took place.”

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“A good old-fashioned ‘sick voice’ call is the most frequent one I get.”

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Written By Mary Palmer

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