Interview nightmares: The spitter
Job interview nightmares
Our team was being restructured, which meant I had to re-interview for my own role. I thought I had it in the bag.
The interview was going well. Unfortunately, I have the tendency to spit when I talk when I get over-excited.
I was sitting less than half a metre away from my general manager and about halfway through a question, out of nowhere, this small ball of spit exited my mouth and landed on his shoulder.
There was dead silence for a good 30 seconds. No-one acknowledged what had happened and we moved on.
When he asked the second question, I was still in such shock from the spitting incident I said:
"Hmmmm, let me think about that."
Thirty seconds later:
"I'm sorry, what was the question again?"
It was all downhill from there. I got flustered, couldn't remember any work examples and I could barely string a sentence together. Needless to say, I didn't get my role back.
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