Job Interview Tips From Movies
A former corporate recruiter tells us what genuinely useful interview tips you can learn from job interview scenes in movies.
By Matt Christensen
Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)
Gun-toting drug dealer Loc Dog (Marlon Wayans) tries to go legit by applying for a real job and asking for a … comfortable salary.
Rangel says: “If you put down a low number, be prepared to accept it. So when filling out the application, make sure you put down a salary that will make you happy.”
Rangel says: “Mr. Torrance could have benefited from pre-interview research. Today you couldn’t get away with not knowing the predecessor-slaughtered-his-family story before going on the interview. But he assuages the hiring manager’s concern very quickly by indicating the cabin-fever-like conditions will be fine with him and his family. Doing that is key when presented with possible challenges outlined by the prospective employer.”