You Don’t Really Want This Job, Do You?

       I’ve mentioned a couple of times the guy who, after receiving a job offer, proceeded to Tweet about the job and company – in a negative manner.  Unfortunately for him, the hiring HR Manager read the Tweet and quickly rescinded the offer.  And I think most of us have heard of the most common interview mishaps including dressing inappropriately, talking negatively about your current employer, and appearing disinterested. 

       Now I read the results of a CareerBuilder/Harris Interactive survey of hiring and HR Managers about the biggest blunder they’ve seen in interviews.  Check these out:

  • Candidate asked, “What company is this again?”
  • Candidate wore a Boy Scout uniform and never told interviewers why
  • Candidate cited promptness as a strength, after showing up 10 minutes late for the interview
  • Candidate took off his shoes during the interview
  • Candidate asked for a sip of the interviewer’s coffee.

       What are people thinking?  If you want to read more (and probably feel pretty good about yourself), check it out at

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post every day!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don,  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!  

And to view updated blogs in real-time, go to or – they’re both great sites! 

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

Nathan Hale


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