As anyone who has been for a job interview knows only too well, no matter how many times you've rehearsed in front of the mirror, sometimes things don't go to plan.

Indeed, men and women have taken to Reddit to share some of the worst things that have happened to them in job interviews.

From accidentally putting chewing gum into a prospective boss' hand to being interviewed by their one night stand from the weekend, these tales of job interviews gone horribly wrong will make you cringe.

One man who had been chewing gum ahead of his interview couldn't locate a bin before he met his prospective boss so he panicked and spat it into his hand.


When his boss greeted him, he shook the hand with the gum in and was left with sticky gloop in his palm.

Another man turned up at his interview on Monday morning to realise the lady screening him for the job was the woman he'd had a one night stand with that Saturday.

One candidate was asked if he considered himself to be a punctual person but mistook the question and replied 'well I'm not a grammar Nazi or anything.'

Another eager hopeful revealed: "I was at a job interview and the employer asked for my driver's licence. As I pulled it out a condom fell on the floor. And she saw it."

And one aspiring job hunter posted they injured their interviewer.

They wrote: "My sister told me to give a strong handshake at my job interview to show that I'm confident, I ended up shaking too hard and hit my interviewer's elbow on the table."

One man was asked the age-old interview question: "if you could be any animal, what would you be?" to which he panicked and answered: "a turtle because I am really slow and never in a rush."

In a similar situation, a woman told interviewers that her worst trait was being extremely lazy and often sleeping through her alarm because she didn't like getting up for work.