Meet the One Who Smacked the Recruiter

Meet the One Who Smacked the Recruiter

by Kerry Scott on 11 September 2009


This one is from a colleague.  I almost didn’t believe it, but was from someone I trust, and I’ve seen people do stuff this crazy.

You know how career advice articles are always telling you to get noticed?

Well, this corporate recruiter friend of mine was at a job fair.  The candidate comes up and talks to him for a bit about the job, and gives him a resume…normal stuff.

Then, at the end, the candidate says, “How will you remember me?”

The recruiter says, “Umm, what?”

The candidate says, “There are a lot of people here.  How are you going to remember me?”

The recruiter says, “Uhh…”

And the candidate smacks him in the forehead with the flat of his hand.

Then he says, “See?  Now you’ll remember me.”  And he walks away.

Memorable, no?

Tales of the Cluefree appear pretty much every Friday. Past stories are here.

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novice-hr September 11, 2009 at 10:05 am

hahaha.. that is definitely a new method to stand out! Did you find out what happen afterward? Did he get a callback?
.-= novice-hr´s last blog ..What makes a good interviewer? =-.

Kerry Sandberg Scott September 11, 2009 at 10:10 am

No, they didn’t call him back.

jmkenrick September 11, 2009 at 8:44 pm

But why not? He would have made such an impression on their clients and other employees.

Not necessarily a good impression, but still.

Your Cluefree articles make me feel like I should befriend people in HR – lots of fodder for entertaining dinner conversations.

Chuck Musciano September 14, 2009 at 8:55 am

I once worked for an ex-nuclear submarine commander who had all sorts of great stories.

To become a nuke commander in the 60s, you had to interview with Admiral Rickover, who basically invented the nuclear navy. During the interview, Rickover once asked a candidate to “really piss me off.” The candidate swept his arm across Rickover’s desk, dumping everything to the floor and smashing a model boat. Rickover jumped up, enraged, and shouted, “Now you really have pissed me off!”

Be careful what you wish for…
.-= Chuck Musciano´s last blog ..Magnitude and Precision =-.

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