Ever Interview An Egomaniac?

Hiring Horror Stories are scary but true tales sent to us from the interview trail.


An applicant showed up late for an interview wearing a long trench coat with his hair slicked back in a pony tail. As the interview progressed, he answered the recruiting manager’s questions, sipped on his Starbucks coffee and tilted the chair on the back legs. When asked the question, “Why should I hire you?” he responded by taking a sip, leaning way back, running his hand along the side of his hair and saying, “Because I’m so good looking.”

Have you ever interviewed someone who’s a bit over-confident? How did you handle it?