What not to say in a job interview


12 August 2014

Monash University

I’ve interviewed a few people for jobs at Monash University, and there’s always someone who comes out with something surprising. Here are some real examples.

For a post-doctoral research position:

From the same interview:

For a statistical consultant position:

For a post-doctoral research position on a project using Bayesian analysis:

I didn’t make any of this up. I appreciate the honesty of these people, but if you are in a job interview, please think about what the employer might be looking for.