Many people will know all about the horror of saying the wrong thing during a job interview, but chances are the interviewer's never had to call the police on you.
The same can't be said for one hopeful applicant, who alarmed his interviewer after making quite the revelation - namely that he collects things 'pretty' women throw away...
A resurfaced Reddit thread shows hiring managers sharing some of the weirdest moments when it comes to job interviews, with one saying: "I asked an applicant what kind of hobbies he took part in and he told me he collected random things that 'pretty' women threw away.
"When the interview was over, I called the police and gave his résumé to them."
In another post, an interviewer said: "This kid, probably 18-20, started picking his nose, like knuckle deep and digging for gold in the middle of his food service job interview. Wrapped that up real quick and didn't hire him."
A third remembered: "She listed all of her ex boyfriends that currently worked there, and said she couldn't wait to see the look on their faces when she showed up to work.
"This was in the first 3 minutes of the interview so I wasn't even close to offering the job yet. I cut the interview right there and sent her on her way."
Another person commented: "To start the interview, I asked him to tell us (3 people) a little bit about himself. 35 minutes later, he stopped talking. Usually people answer this question in 1-5 minutes.
"It was incredibly awkward and I was tempted to interrupt him but then truly wanted to see how long he would go."
Awkward stuff all round.
Another boss recently revealed that his interview process is decided on what candidates do with their cups of coffee when the whole thing comes to a close.
Tech boss Trent Innes starts by taking potential employees to the kitchen area of his company Xero Australia, before heading towards a meeting room.
Speaking to business podcast The Ventures, he said: "Then we take that back, have our interview, and one of the things I'm always looking for at the end of the interview is, does the person doing the interview want to take that empty cup back to the kitchen?
"You can develop skills, you can gain knowledge and experience but it really does come down to attitude, and the attitude that we talk a lot about is the concept of 'wash your coffee cup'."
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