Job Interview from the Pursuit Of Happyness

10 April 2011 at 12:38AM Leave a comment

“Chris – What would you say if a guy walks in for an interview without a shirt, and I hired him… What would you say?”

“He must have had on some really nice pants.”

Here’s a great interview scene from “The Pursuit Of Happyness“, a mostly biographical movie about broker Chris Gardner. In this scene, Will Smith turns around an interview, converting the experience from How Not to Get a Job to How To.

Months later, the end result is here:

Update 3/11/14: Broken video link fixed.

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1. "I can't tell you the best way to get a job - because there is no one best way. After 21 years of recruiting, I CAN share things I've seen candidates do to guarantee they DIDN'T get the job."

2. "Most companies don't realize how their recruiting process impacts their candidate pool, and their business. Attention to simple things will result in big improvements."

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Troy Bettinger, SPHR is a Denver Recruiter, Public Speaker, HR Metrics Analyst and Human Resources Leader who has been recruiting in corporate and municipal environments since 1991.

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