7 Invisible Tricks Job Interviewers Use to Test You

7. The boss drops their pen on the floor.

7 Invisible Tricks Job Interviewers Use to Test You

Another test that can help the employer to spot responsive and benevolent candidates is to drop a pen and watch the applicant’s reaction. If the candidate instinctively bends down and picks the pen up, it’s likely that they’ll be hired for the job. If the applicant lets the interviewer do it, it’s likely that they won’t.

Have you ever encountered these tests at interviews? We would be glad to hear from you in the comments!

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4 thoughts on “7 Invisible Tricks Job Interviewers Use to Test You

  1. I dont know in what world you live in but I’ve been through several interviews and to see this type of “tricks” only shows a complete lack of respect for the potential candidates. Treating smart talented people like guinea pigs and playing tricks on them will only make them avoid your company forever. As an interviewer, don’t do any of this. Speak openly and sincerely with candidates. Have intelligent conversations instead of asking them to jump off the window. You will find out infinitely more about a person when you talk to them than when you play tricks on them and check a box based on a ridiculous premise.

  2. I would leave if a prospective boss tried any one of 2-5. What a load of crap and how disrespectful of the person and their time. Who would want to work with someone who would be willing to do any of those things. I’ve walked out of the room and hung up on VPs who treated me disrespectfully during my 28-year career with a public utility. I certainly wouldn’t take it from someone I don’t even work for.

  3. Commenting as an HR pro : any company using this kind of ridiculous and insulting tricks is not worth the time of the candidate. And the advice on what to is just as bad. I hope no jobseeker will take this advice seriously !

  4. Going to a stranger’s kitchen isn’t polite,it’s not good manners.
    Making someone wait is rude.

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