Strangest interview response I received from a candidate:
"My father always told me...<answer>"
for every question except his name.
At the end of the interview I thanked him for his time.
However, I wanted to ask if his father was available for the job. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
On the other hand I have blown some interviews due to a fear of heights. I'm not exactly sure what I said at one interview except it went something like "I prefer a relaxed atmosphere, like at college parties drinking a few beers." The interview was on the 25th floor with a window.
Which makes me wonder if some of these answers are a response to a person, place or unexpected information shared at the interview.
I tend to have a different slant on interviews. Agencies focus on making sure the of the greatest success possible, wear a good suit, etc.... my view on interviews is that its an opportunity to explore if a long term relationship between you and a potential employer would be possible, beneficial and productive.
If you need to pretend you are someone other than yourself (just to get the job) then both you and the employer are kidding each other. Also if you accept an offer under such circumstances (pretending) you will have to continue to run this treadmill of lies, before you know it your so deep in lies you no longer know what the truth is.
If you really "Just Need a Job" sure lie your a... off, otherwise just be yourself at interviews, you will be more likely to get the job for you, even if you don't know it.