What is the craziest thing you have ever said or done at an interview and still gotten the job?
At my Deloitte final partner interview, 60 minutes after the partner had already asked ‘Why Deloitte?’
Him - 'Why are you here?'
Me - ‘…I’m sorry I don’t understand?’
Him - 'You studied Literature. I see that you’re a rapper with his own website. You studied all Art A levels. So clearly you SHOULDN’T be here. So. Why are you here?'
Me - ‘Oh…Truth be told, I was asking myself the same thing. But then I thought f*ck it let me see what this is all about. And heck - you seem nice enough. So why not?’
Him - Stunned silence. He looks at me open mouthed
Thanks. That will be all.'
I got the job.
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