Posted by Cynthia Kong on Monday, June 15, 2015 - 07:16
A typical job interview takes place in a conference room or office at a company, but what if a hiring manager wants to meet somewhere a little different – say, in a parking lot or on the beach? It may happen more often than you think.
We recently asked managers to tell us the strangest place they have heard of a job interview taking place. And boy, there were some doozies.
Some of our favorites include:
- “In the bathroom”
- “In an elevator”
- “In a shopping center parking lot”
- “In a field”
- “At a fast food restaurant”
- “In a garden”
- “At the gym”
- “On a bus”
- “At a donut shop”
- “On an airplane traveling from Los Angeles to Detroit”
Check out the slideshow below for more hilarious responses.
How to Handle a Job Interview at an Unusual Location
Now you might be wondering, should I just go with the flow if an employer wants to meet somewhere weird? The answer is, it depends. Certainly, as a job seeker, your goal is to land a position, so you should show you’re flexible and accommodating. However, you should also always use your best judgment. If a meeting location makes you uncomfortable or gives you the creeps, it just might be a sign that the company and job aren’t a good fit for you.
Where’s the strangest place you’ve had a job interview?