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Man Goes on Job Interview, Caps It Off by Saving a Baby

Good Samaritan Ron Nessman jumped into action to save little boy in Hesperia, California

(Newser) - Ron Nessman used to be a big-rig driver—until his girlfriend died, sending him into a spiral of depression and homelessness that's lasted eight years. However, for the past three months, Nessman has been living with his sister in California's San Bernardino County, trying to get back on...

Alex Trebek Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving, in a 'Perfect Way'

Late 'Jeopardy!' host's family, show staff donate his wardrobe so underserved men can go to interviews

(Newser) - Three hundred neckties, 58 dress shirts, 25 polo shirts, 15 belts, 14 suits, 14 sweaters, nine pairs of dress shoes, nine sports coats, three pairs of dress slacks, and two parkas sounds like a clothier's "12 Days of Christmas" list. Thanks to Alex Trebek's family and Jeopardy!...

Homeless Woman Caught Dancing After Job Interview

'I was elated, excited and so overwhelmed,' says Kayallah Jones

(Newser) - Kayallah Jones had a good reason to dance, and she sure did. The Atlanta woman broke into what ABC7 calls "a happy dance" after a September job interview at a restaurant called The Spot. Surveillance cameras captured Jones—who had endured two years of homelessness—breaking free in the...

Job Seeker Gets Recruiter Email With Offensive Movie Line

Connie Cheung was 'shocked' agency worker sent her racist line from 'Full Metal Jacket'

(Newser) - When Connie Cheung received an email from a recruiting agency about an office manager assistant position she'd applied for, what should've been info on the next steps for the job was something entirely different. "Me love you long time," was the only message in the email...

Woman's Response to Job Offer After 'Brutal' Interview: Nope

Olivia Bland's rejection has gone viral after she says she was bullied, intimidated by CEO

(Newser) - The coveted prize at the end of a job interview is a job offer, but for a UK woman, that felt more like a booby prize. Per Cosmo , Olivia Bland, 22, met earlier this week with the CEO of travel software firm Web Applications UK to chat about an assistant...

She Logged in for Microsoft Job Interview. One Problem

Laura MacLean was exactly one month early

(Newser) - In the annals of job-interview mistakes, Laura MacLean of Scotland just notched herself a permanent spot. The 21-year-old knew she had an interview at 11am on Feb. 18 via Skype with the company's University Recruitment team, explains the Scottish Sun . And yet, she opened her laptop for the interview...

Job Hunters: Your Voice May Give You Away
What Our Voice
Says About Us

What Our Voice Says About Us

Changes in voice may reveal a lot about ourselves, study says

(Newser) - Job hunters, take note: If you're insecure during an interview, your voice may give you away. A new study reveals that people speak in higher-pitched voices when they're speaking to someone they see as higher status. Writing in Quartz , the researchers say that men and women who viewed...

Job Interviews Are a Waste of Time
Most Job Interviewers 
Make a Common Mistake

Most Job Interviewers Make a Common Mistake

Free-form questions may do more harm than good, argues professor

(Newser) - Everyone knows the drill: A potential employer brings in candidates and peppers them with questions about their lives. These interviews often go a long way toward determining who gets hired, but the problem is, they're not just a waste of time—they may actually do more harm than good,...

Job Candidates' Challenge: Justify James Blunt

Swedish marketing company challenges applicants

(Newser) - How do you sell people on the world's "most pointless artist"? That's a problem to be worked out by Borg & Owilli's next account manager. The Swedish marketing agency is looking to fill the post and has come up with a test for applicants: "...

Cops: Man Drives Drunk to Interview for Driving Job

He didn't get the gig

(Newser) - It's probably a good thing Ryan Dickson didn't get that job he was hoping for. The Des Moines Register reports the 39-year-old showed up drunk—very drunk—to an interview at the Trans Iowa taxicab company at 9:25am Monday. "A little white car comes pulling in...

Popeyes Applicant Nabs a Robber—and a Job

Devin Washington helped pin thief to the floor

(Newser) - Devin Washington's job interview on Saturday couldn't have gone better—or worse, really. While interviewing with a manager at a Popeyes in New Orleans around 1pm, the 18-year-old applicant witnessed a man grab cash from a register as a clerk was giving him change, reports WDSU . The manager...

Cops: Mom Left 2 Kids in Food Court During Interview

But Laura Browder says children were 30 yards away, always in her line of sight

(Newser) - A 24-year-old mother was arrested Wednesday on charges of child abandonment after police say she left her 2-year-old and 6-year-old in a Houston mall food court while she was on a job interview, Click2Houston reports. But Laura Browder says the kids were always in her line of sight and that...

5 Intriguing Interview Questions at Netflix

Including a regret from your past

(Newser) - Got a hankering to work at Netflix? Even if the answer is no, these Netflix interview questions compiled by Business Insider , via Glassdoor , are still pretty interesting. Here's a sample of five:
  • "How many cans of paint would you need to paint one wing of a 747?" (To

Rude Commuter Discovers What Karma Is

He tells someone to 'F off' on Tube ... and it's an unfortunate someone

(Newser) - How Matt Buckland defines "karma": "The guy who pushed past me on the tube and then suggested I go F myself just arrived for his interview...with me..." Such is the start of a job interview horror story that has quickly gone viral. As the head of...

To Land a Job Here, It's a 15-Hour Interview

Your body language gets special scrutiny

(Newser) - Considering a job at Appster? Sure! Just send in your résumé, spend an average of 15 hours interviewing, and score in the top 5% worldwide on competency tests, and maybe you'll get hired. Fortune reports the Australian app-development company re-engineered its approach after calculating that only about half...

Kind Target Workers Prep Boy for Job Interview

Teenager was just shopping for a clip-on tie

(Newser) - How often do shopping expeditions in mega-stores lead to heart-warming moments that go viral on Facebook? It happened the other day when a teenage boy went to a Target in Raleigh, NC, ABC 11 reports. The boy wanted a clip-on tie for a job interview, but an employee said they...

Pizza Hut Holding 140-Second Job Interviews

Would-be social media managers can apply at SXSW

(Newser) - Want to be Pizza Hut's social media manager? Then you better be able to market yourself well—in 140 seconds. That's precisely how long interviews for the position will last during SXSW in Austin this week, Mashable reports. The way the pizza chain figures it, anyone who can...

What It's Like to Interview for a WikiLeaks Job

Julian Assange apparently wants workers ready to skip sleep

(Newser) - Sample question from a WikiLeaks job interview: “What would you do if you had to kill one man to save a hundred?” So Julian Assange asked Aled John, he writes in the Independent . John hesitated. “You've got two minutes to think about it before they all die,...

15 of the Most Bizarre Job Interview Questions
15 of the Most Bizarre
Job Interview Questions

15 of the Most Bizarre Job Interview Questions

Google wants to know how many basketballs you can fit in the room

(Newser) - The Huffington Post rounds up some out-there job interview questions from the likes of Google and Goldman Sachs, via Get your thinking caps on:
  • Goldman Sachs, analyst: “If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?”

Crazy Job Interview Questions
 Crazy Job Interview Questions 

Crazy Job Interview Questions

How many tennis balls are in this room, and why, wonders Yahoo

(Newser) - The employment resources blog has rounded up some of the most bizarre interview questions of 2009. Some beauties:
  • How many tennis balls are in this room and why? (Yahoo)
  • If you were a brick in a wall, which brick would you be and why? (Nestle USA)
  • If I

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