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  • - All right, well let's get this job interview started.

  • Tell me how you think other people would describe you?

  • - Probably like, "That guy?

  • Huh, I couldn't say, I've never really thought much about him."

  • - Okay. What motivates you?

  • - I'm very self-motivated when I want to accomplish something, but the chances of that happening with something work-related are like zero.

  • - Mm-mm, would you ever lie for a company?

  • - No, but I would lie to this company, specifically to get this job.

  • - Of course.

  • Tell me about a difficult work situation and how you overcame it?

  • - There was a time I had to collaborate on a team project, which was very difficult.

  • I overcame it by calling in sick that whole week.

  • - Creative.

  • What did you like least about your last position?

  • - Oh man, the office had an open floor plan, so anyone could walk up and start talking to me at any time.

  • Plus, it's really hard to watch YouTube videos at work when everyone can see your screen.

  • - What is your ideal working environment?

  • - A door that I can shut and lock, and if anyone comes looking for me, I can pretend like I'm not there and watch YouTube in peace.

  • - How do you handle stress?

  • - I suppress my emotions all day and then I eat and drink all night to numb myself.

  • - Wow.

  • What is your greatest accomplishment?

  • - I can make phone calls now without drowning in anxiety for hours before I force myself to finally dial the number.

  • I couldn't do that before.

  • - Good for you.

  • Do you work well under pressure?

  • - Not particularly well.

  • - Okay, fantastic.

  • What is your dream job?

  • - I'm not certain, but I can say for sure, it's not this job or anything remotely close to this career path.

  • And honestly, I don't see how any position at your company could be anyone's dream job.

  • - Okay.

  • Describe a time where you had to give a person difficult feedback.

  • - I've never done that.

  • I would literally rather let everything burn down around me than give anyone any difficult feedback.

  • - Uh-huh, what is your management style?

  • - Sort of a passive aggressive, I guess.

  • - Okay, interesting.

  • Let's do a little role play, okay, as though you have to fire me.

  • - Well, I've got something to tell you.

  • - Yes, what is it?

  • - Um.

  • - Go on.

  • - I just wanted to say.

  • - Yes?

  • - You're doing a great job.

  • - Ah, so close, no, you're supposed to fire me.

  • - (exhales deeply) This is really hard.

  • - Just say "you're fired".

  • - Hey, you know how you said you always wanted to take a vacation?

  • Well, now you can.

  • Yay.

  • - Not, not exactly what we're going for.

  • - Can't we just lock them out of the office and hope they get the hint?

  • - Tell me about the last mistake you made.

  • - I feel like every answer I've given you today is a mistake.

  • - Well, well, well, those are all the questions I have for you.

  • I'll talk it over with the hiring director and we'll get back to you within a week.

  • - So you can me you were impressed, but you decided to go with another candidate, right?

  • - Exactly.

  • - You're not even going to go over this with the hiring director, are you?

  • - 0% chance.

  • (slow jazz music)

- All right, well let's get this job interview started.

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