Job Interviews: "How You Really Sound"

Fast Company created this fun video to show the difference between what a job candidate says and how the interviewer may hear it.

I have to admit I found the "perfectionist" funniest. And the "people person" response reminds me of a video clip from the TV show "The Restaurant." I show it in class to freshmen to encourage them to differentiate themselves during the interview process.

Discussion Starters:

  • Admit it, which of the responses have you given? In retrospect, what could you have said or done differently? 
  • Watch the video clip from "The Restaurant" with successive responses from candidates. Could you see how this might get annoying for a hiring manager?