Hire Me, It's My Turn to Get the Job

September 19, 2007 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Employers recalled in a recent poll the most unusual pitches they've heard from potential hires, including one from an employee who said he'd be a top notch addition to the company softball team.

Responses to the poll by staffing firm Accountemps asking 150 executives about thewackiest or most unusual pitches they’ve heard from a job seeker included:

  • An individual said he was allergic to unemployment.
  • One job seeker said he should get the job because he had already applied three times and felt that it was now his turn.
  • One individual said the company had nice benefits, which was good because he was going to need to take a lot of leave in the next year.
  • An applicant drafted a press release announcing the company had hired him.
  • A person said he had no relevant experience for the position he was interviewing for, but his friend did.
  • A gentleman delivered his entire cover letter verbally as a rap song.
  • An applicant once said she wanted the position because she wanted to get away from dealing with people.
  • One person brought his mother to the job interview and let her do all of the talking.
  • One applicant gave the executive his resume in a brown paper lunch bag.
  • When one company moved to Texas, an applicant sent his resume in a ten-gallon hat.