Internet applauds student taking job interview for fun

On Tuesday, a student stunned the internet after she revealed her strange new hobby in a viral post.

Members of Reddit’s popular r/antiwork subreddit were shocked by a poster who explained that they’ve been attending multiple job interviews, with no intention of ever accepting the job they’re interviewing for. Titled “I’m Attending Interviews Only To Turn Them Down,” Redditor u/R_o_g_z’s Post It has garnered over 36,000 votes and 3,000 comments in just nine hours.

Explaining that they have been participating in fake job interviews for the past four months, u/R_o_g_z said that they create fake profiles posing as potential employees to apply for positions and secure interviews with potential employers .

I apply for jobs and attend interviews with the intention of taking jobs,” he wrote. “I’m actually applying for jobs. I meet the qualifications they demand and on paper, I am the perfect candidate.”

“Actually, I don’t really exist,” he said.

u/R_o_g_z said they treat each interview like a momentous opportunity, and prepare as if their future employment is really on the line.

“I love to dress up, and it feels like a real sense of the occasion,” explained the Redditor. “I have a good day and go to new places. I go to the barber, clean shave, have breakfast and coffee. I feel great and feel great.”

For many students preparing to enter the workforce, attending a job interview without the intention of accepting an offered position can serve as practice for future interviews. According to Actually – One of the most popular employment websites in the United States – Attending job interviews can be an interview experience, helping job seekers understand what they are looking for in a job, and even That one can take advantage of offers from multiple employers.

In a viral Reddit post, a user said that he has recently gotten into the habit of attending job interviews for positions he has no intention of accepting.
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However, attending a job interview for the sole purpose of getting ready and having a good day is completely different.

In their original post, u/R_o_g_z said that they enter every interview room without any pressure to make a good impression. Instead, Redditors said they “flip the script” on interviewers, pressing them for information about potential salaries and benefits before their final, signing move.

“Then I drop the bomb,” he wrote. “When it comes to salary I always say it’s not really competitive in today’s market. I look impatient then, thanks for their time and I’m out the door.”

In the midst of an 11-week strike by 1,400 Kellogg’s workers in Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Tennessee last month, Washington Post reported that members of the r/antiwork subreddit were influential in slowing the grain manufacturer’s efforts to scab or hire replacement workers. Redditors filled out countless job applications for Kellogg’s positions and agreed to interviews without any intention of accepting the job, effectively clogging the company’s application and employee pipeline.

While it’s unclear whether u/r_o_g_z’s job interview routine is related to or inspired by other r/antiwork Redditors’ attempts to infiltrate Kellogg’s hiring site, commenters on the original viral post were as confused as they were on their own. The head-scratcher was excited about the new hobby.

In the post’s top comment, which garnered 8,600 votes, Redditor u/Shmea said he might benefit from trying out the original poster’s interview techniques.

“This would be a great way for me to insensitize myself for the interview,” he wrote. “My mouth goes dry, my mind goes blank, I sweat, and everything I’ve prepared goes out the window.”

Redditor u/2020BillyJoel wrote that attending a job interview is almost equivalent to getting the job done, adding that the original poster should compile all of their interview experiences into one accessible place.

“Looks like it should be a real job. Like a mystery buyer. You do that and then update a website with your experiences,” he commented.

Several Redditors suggested that u/R_o_g_z start recording their interviews and publish them for viewing on the Internet, and in multiple responses to commenters and an update attached to their original post, they acknowledged the potential, saying that They will try to do so.

Although the original poster provided his motive for attending the job interview, he acknowledged that the practice is out of the ordinary, but wrote that the questions he asks employers about salary and benefits will be more important in the future. Have the ability to create a better working environment for the employees.

“I’m pretty sure there’s something wrong with me,” he wrote. “I’m also sure that the next person to be interviewed will have a better experience.”