Three guys go in for a job interview at the same company.
The first one goes in for his interview, sits down and the interviewer says, “What’s the first thing you notice when you look at me?”
Without any hesitation, the man being interviewed replies, “That’s not too hard, you’ve got no ears.”
Offended, the interviewer says, “That’s it! Get out of here! How do you expect to find a job when you have no tact?”
The first man, flustered, hurries out and the second man takes his place, only to be asked the same question. The second applicant hesitates just a second, after seeing how the first applicant left. “Uh, you’ve got no ears,” he says, eventually.
The interviewer throws the second man out, as well, cursing and yelling, telling him that he’ll never get a job anywhere, if he has anything to do with it.
As he is leaving, the second applicant warns the third man, who is still waiting in the reception area. “Listen, man, whatever you do, don’t mention his ears. He’s really sensitive about the ear thing.”
“Okay,” responds the third man, as he makes his way into the office.
Once inside the interviewer looks straight at him and says, “Name the first thing you notice when you look at me.”
The man being interviewed thinks for a moment and then answers, “That’s easy, you wear contacts.”
The interviewer was flabbergasted, “How on earth did you know that, son?”
“What?” responds the applicant, “You must be an idiot. You have to wear contacts because you can’t wear glasses, since you don’t have any ears!”
- Interview Tactics [Claire Dale] (ecademy.com)
- Eight Job-Interview Wins for the Record Book (businessweek.com)
- Job Interviews by Telephone: How To Get Ready (brighthub.com)