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Muns asks - Did you blag your way through a job interview, only to be caught out? Is your photography portfolio full of other peoples work? Did your potential employers google your name, before offering you a lucrative contract and discover something from your past you would rather forget? How did you fail to get the job?

(, Thu 11 Jun 2015, 12:00)
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Made my self look like a fascist...
Being a hippy greeny type in my youth, I did loads of volunteer work, which included several months working with the National Trust restoring a river bank and clearing bramble from an ancient woodland. I got loads of great experience and just loved working outside in nature.

When a job came up with my local National Park Service, my CV and application letter hit their desks before the ink on the advert had dried! I was so keen because it truly was the job of a life time.

Sadly I blew the interview due to nerves, I was so nervous in fact that I stumbled over my words and came across as a barely coherent and sulky teenager. The final nail was hammered into my coffin of failure when I got confused with my National bodies and claimed to have done extensive voluntary work with the National Front! The interviewers eyebrows shot up and I was quickly escorted from the room! Their feed back was most interesting...
It was ten years before I could laugh about that one.

TLDR. got interview, lied by accident.
(, Fri 12 Jun 2015, 12:00, closed)
I made myself look like a fascist...
...by turning up dressed as Benito Mussolini.
(, Fri 12 Jun 2015, 12:45, closed)
Were you...
in the northbound car park of Keele Services on the M6 at the time?
(, Fri 12 Jun 2015, 13:46, closed)
YES!

(, Fri 12 Jun 2015, 14:38, closed)
Top anecdote!
I click you.
(, Fri 12 Jun 2015, 13:51, closed)
Infidel!

(, Fri 12 Jun 2015, 13:57, closed)
Thank you
;-)
(, Mon 15 Jun 2015, 16:53, closed)
I almost did upland farm and forestry qualifications. did you get an outdoors job?

(, Fri 12 Jun 2015, 16:34, closed)
I read Environmental Science at Uni
then worked as an outdoor instructor for a few years, taking kids rock climbing, trekking and mountain biking. Eventually I did my PGCE in outdoor and environmental education.
(, Mon 15 Jun 2015, 16:52, closed)

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