I Hate Job Interviews

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 240 People

    Another job interview today,

    which almost took all day. I hate how jaded I am, the second I leave the interview I feel doom and gloom descend over me, along with conviction that I didn't get the job. Then I spend days depressed afterwards. I just feel like giving up.
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2014

    Rigged Game

    I've always considered job interviews to be a game in which the rules are ambiguous and change on a whim to suit the interviewer. The object of this game seems to be able to outwit your adversary, "the interviewer." He presents you a list of questions that test not necessarily...
    bitabyss bitabyss
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Oct 20, 2013

    I went for a job interview today.

    I thought I knew the way, but I got lost and was late. My husband yelled at me over the phone when I called him to help me since he knows the area better than me. I was so upset when I finally got there. I lost my nerve, lost my confidence, lost hope that they would like me. I...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2015

    Doesn't Honesty And Integrity Mean Anything Anymore?

    I agree 100% with all the post as to why people hate job interviews from the stupid questions you're asked that have absolutely nothing to do with the job at hand, to interviews being totally dishonest and deceitfull. What a crock the job system is these days. Not to sound...
    biggdogg70 biggdogg70
    41-45, M
    Jan 28, 2013

    Especially when you think you did

    so well and then they are like "No....we don't want you....good luck on your job search"
    alostone alostone
    26-30, F
    Mar 20

    Job Interview

    I have an interview at Hollister, I'm so excited! Wish me luck everyone
    elizedukugho elizedukugho
    2 Responses Aug 20, 2013

    I dont like it whenever the interviewer will

    look down on you as if he's the most knowledgeable person alive, and you have to prove yourself by lying that you know everything. but then, i still say i don?t ******* know. or sometimes i try to answer. i really hate explaining technical stuffs. it's better to have a coding...
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 20

    i am getting ready for this ****** interview.

    i came early and waiting. they should offer me coffe at leastb
    Mrbloo Mrbloo
    26-30, M
    Apr 10, 2015

    Another job interview today.

    After so many unsuccessful ones, it's difficult to feel any kind of optimism or hope, which does not project well. Just such a depressing process! :(
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2014

    Hire Me Already

    I have a job interview today. I am nervous. I hate interviews. Employers should just look at your cv or application and from there decide if you are right for the job let you do the job and see how well you do. You get asked the most stupid questions. Where do you see yourself in...
    Tk03 Tk03
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 22, 2010

    Another phone interview today.

    Now the waiting game. Which for the last 18 months always have led to another disappointment. :(
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2014

    I have a job interview later today,

    and it will be my first one ever. I don't know what kind of questions I'll be asked. My sister got me the interview. It is in a nursing home, and I will be applying for recreation. I'm supposed to speak with two different people. I'm turning 18 in a few weeks, and they don't...
    xKatlyn xKatlyn
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 14, 2015

    This morning I had a phone interview

    for 1-800-Flowers for a part time position. I was really excited about it thinking I'd be making a few extra bucks each week. This was for a work at home position for cold calling or whatnot, but whatever. So, the first question the woman asks me is if I have a landline phone...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 22, 2014

    I have a job interview tomorrow at 10:30 in the

    morning. So excited but nervous at the same time. I really need a job
    BeautifulSoul09 BeautifulSoul09
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 14, 2014

    Why would you like to work here?

    Because I have no money! If I didn't have to work I wouldn't.
    secretlyhonest1 secretlyhonest1
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 22

    An Hour In Hell

    I arrived half an hour early because I thought parking was going to be more difficult.  That meant I had to walk reeeeeaaally slowly from my car to the building door.  The guard was nice.  Very flirty.  And told me where the ladies room was without my even asking! (good grief...
    Colormevibrant Colormevibrant
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2013

    Reversed Roles

    I'm interviewing candidates to hire today, thing is I think I'm more nervous than they are. I hate that I need to find qualified people, but the company won't pay what qualified people deserve. There are so many applicants without the necessary soft skills that are so important...
    RoadTraveler85 RoadTraveler85
    31-35, M
    Oct 15, 2013

    Job Interviews

    It feels like begging. I hate it and I hate the smug *** interviewers. I don't think they are good indicators of good workers. A lot of times lazy *** losers are good at interviews because they just lie with a smile on their face. Sometimes I think employers should go with...
    ampand ampand
    41-45, F
    Jan 26, 2012

    You should never hate interviews!

    Most people don't want to know you! So if a company says come and entertain us for an hour, go for it! This is your chance to look and be your best! Press your clothing. Have a long hot bath. Get there in plenty of time and relax! In the interview, smile. Greet folk with a warm...
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Nov 8, 2014

    Heavy Anxiety In Interviews.

    I have always been terrified of interviews. My hands start sweating profusely, my heart beats faster, I feel a flattering sensation in my tummy, I feel almost nauseas and my knees start to shake..That very moment I get the phone call to schedule an interview I already get all...
    Anaarkoon Anaarkoon
    Jul 19, 2013

    Gah, I have one today!

    So scared, on the bright side my parents say if I don't get it then we can go to Greece! :)
    Bhavika18 Bhavika18
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 22, 2014

    Once I get into a company I always succeed.

    Never been fired - in fact always retained during severe reductions in force. But I hate hate hate the interview process. I don't think they give you a sense of how that person will interact with others, what commitment level they will have, their drive. And I hate getting...
    experimed experimed
    51-55, M
    3 Responses May 12, 2014

    Got to go to some soon

    as job hunting and I hate them lots and lots. Especially when there is more than 1 person interviewing.
    Thorsfriend1975 Thorsfriend1975
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 23

    A Hot Mess!!!

    I cannot believe I messed up on this job interview. Maybe im being a little hard on myself. I went to a security job interview at the landings in savannah ga. Before the interview I was fine. humming to myself and trying to keep myself calm by thinking of other things. It wasn't...
    ricanstud ricanstud
    36-40, F
    Aug 21, 2013

    Especially phone interviews.

    So hard to not take the rejection personally.
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jun 17, 2014

    So tired of interviewing it's been about 6

    months now With interviews almost every week and nothing yet! So frustrating had an interview last week with a company 6!diff ppl I interviewed with it went great! They said is hear back from them mid this week it's friday ! I sent thank you notes and a follow up email yesterday...
    freespiritt123 freespiritt123
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2014

    I Thought I Was Ready For This

    So I left my house this morning to go to a recruitment event to interview for a company I'd like to work for. I prepared and prepared for this day. I wasn't nervous at all when I arrived and met my interviewer. Then he asked me the first question "Why do you want this position...
    cuteshae cuteshae
    26-30, F
    Sep 10, 2013

    I Hate Interviews

    I hate job interviews.  I hate the fact that it seems so random, whether or not you will get the job.  And that you get interviewed for things involving skills that have nothing to do with interview skills.  That people who are good at interviews get jobs easily...
    musikkvinne musikkvinne
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jul 31, 2009

    The dude asked "So how will you deal with

    customers being disrespectful to you?" He should've asked " How will you deal with coworkers treating you like crap?" I wouldn't have taken that awful "job"
    getlucky13 getlucky13
    18-21, T
    Mar 20

    I am practicing to be honest

    as much as possible, and see if someone would accept me for who i am.. LOL. I'm so stupid that it's not applicable on job interviews.. To get a job, you must please those corporate rats.. Lie on them, use the most beautiful words on them.. And pretend that you're an energetic...
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    22-25, F
    Mar 4

    Sitting outside waiting

    for my interview time to grow nearer. 20 minutes. My anxiety always gets super high before interviews.
    Elexxa Elexxa
    26-30, T
    1 Response Jan 29

    With a passion! My anxiety rises

    so high that I try and avoid any job interviews at all. Most of my life I have been in jobs where I'm bored and dislike the job but I was too scared to quit and apply for jobs and go for interviews. Recently I have asked for anxiety tablets to overcome the feeling of anxiety in...
    XwonderlustX XwonderlustX
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 20

    Interview after interview

    after interview without any success in landing a new job - depressing.
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 30, 2014

    Why I Don't Respect Employers (Much Of The Time).

    Im a young guy who takes the more inexperienced, entry-level jobs. With the way our country is headed the good, decent jobs seem to be vanishing anyway or is it just me? In any instance I do not even get nervous about job interviews and here is why: First off, they all ask the...
    Lux221 Lux221
    26-30, M
    2 Responses May 23, 2013

    Ok since my parents have been bugging the hell

    out of me about getting a job I start applying for some. So one of the managers or director after that experience working in a store and I said yes I do and I worked there for 2 years. that's the only job at work. And then he asked me if I can come in for a job interview...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 11

    I hate job interviews

    because I had to wait an hour past my scheduled time just for the interviewer to show up. Then have my wait another 30 to take a personal call about vacationing. I might be desperate for a job but that doesn't mean I would want to work for someone who doesn't treat their...
    Wsmith3 Wsmith3
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 8, 2014

    Why Bother With This Store?

    First AttemptWay back in either 2009 or 2010, I went on a quest to finding another job for myself since I had been laid off from the best job I had ever had so far. After being depressed about it for MONTHS, I finally gathered the energy to start looking again.JC Penny is a store...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2012

    Hire Me Already

    I have a job interview today. I am nervous. I hate interviews. Employers should just look at your cv or application and from there decide if you are right for the job let you do the job and see how well you do. You get asked the most stupid questions. Where do you see yourself in...
    Tk03 Tk03
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 22, 2010
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2015

    Related Experiences

    I've always operated with mindset/philosophy, essentially, that the respect you want to be treated with by others......should first be given by you to them. A "you get what you...
    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    Apr 21
    I used to appreciate cops. I thought they were so brave for putting their lives on the line for the community. Then I dated a guy whose brother was a cop in South Carolina. A lot...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 21
    I can never hate a person. I never had the ability to hate anything. I can only hate the actions that one commits in this life. I am not in control of a person's character. I...
    AmaterasuNoOkami AmaterasuNoOkami
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 21
    I am unable to find a job that I am skilled with. I am not good at the subject that I've graduated in. Now I don't know what to do , still haven't found a job I can do.
    lonelylifeindia lonelylifeindia
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Apr 21
    Looking for a work from home job? In the UK? http://www.utilitywarehouse.org.uk/N42762/opportunity Message me for more details! #workfromhomelifestyle
    savemoney savemoney
    41-45, F
    Apr 21
    Being a stepmom everyother weekend has its perks. :) I get to help raise a wonderful kid and I still get to have as much of my own life as anyone married at my age can expect. But...
    YoungAndBitter YoungAndBitter
    22-25, F
    Apr 20
    Well, fellow Floridians, we're pretty much at the end. 4 pm Pacific time (7 Eastern) tomorrow this forum goes dark. As it happens for me, I'm finally out of a state where I felt...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian
    2 Responses Apr 20
    Why would WW leave a race of men who take care of their own, have decent jobs, empower and build up their own race of women for a race of men who PIMP them, have no integrity...
    Sheilatruelove Sheilatruelove
    31-35, M
    Apr 19
    Part 4: My head hurts. I cant think straight anymore. I want to run away. I hate going to this school, this state, this country, this world. I hate how i overthink things too much...
    ohayomegu ohayomegu
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 19
    So I'm 27 married with one toddler. We have lived on our own ever since graduating from high school in a different city because we went to college. Now we've graduated. I got...
    panda8944 panda8944
    26-30, F
    Apr 19
    I always feel ashamed of hating my mom, but I just can't help it no matter how much I try to be patient and understanding towards her behavior. She's emotionally abusive to...
    alex0995 alex0995
    18-21, F
    Apr 18
    ugh should I just give up trying to find new job? it seems every time I try I won't get hired. I'm dependable and hard working yet its not good enough ughh...guess I'm stuck at...
    the808heartbreak the808heartbreak
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 18
    Why does my mom prefer her boyfriend over her own daughter? we used to go out shopping, eating, or to the movies every saturdays and sundays. She just recently got a new boyfriend...
    xshy1999 xshy1999
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 18
    I tell you why i hate my life people are heartless.people abuse animals for no reason and the animal die. i work at a job i hate that stress me out.and people are mean to nice...
    youwokeme99 youwokeme99
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 17
    A blow job is better than no job Kanye West: 30 Hours.
    LeahLovee LeahLovee
    70+, F
    47 Responses Apr 17
    Every since I was five, all I've ever come out of my mom's mouth was "you're too fat". I've been on diets on and off for years, but nothing I do pleases her. I am now 21, and I...
    sunshineandrocks sunshineandrocks
    18-21, F
    Apr 17
    I do have a job where I work nude. I never planned to be a nude dancer nor ever even thought of it. But because of certain events in my life it was an opportunity to support myself...
    lissa1101 lissa1101
    26-30, F
    10 Responses Apr 17
    I have depression, ADHD my mom is always giving my 3 siblings whatever they desire but if I ask for something its no. I've been raped many times before, I hate that i can't seem to...
    mossywolf mossywolf
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    I hate him. I dont even like his name.He is not worth me. He lost my trust. He spoiled my life. This marriage is a terrible mistake. He is not fit for marriage at all. He is a...
    hopelesslyromantic hopelesslyromantic
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    I often feel isolated due to this circus of this family. I love my mother in law, dearly, however, my husband's siblings, another story. This last year has been very trying and...
    JPAL82 JPAL82
    31-35, F
    Apr 14
    I hate my job. I'm in sales for a medical technology company. My company pays me well and that is why I stay but the constant struggle to serve a customer in an organization who...
    ceg333 ceg333
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 14
More Stories