The Art of Sabotage: How NOT to Prepare for an Interview

Job interviews can be daunting and filled with the pressure to present your best self. However, what if we took a moment to flip the script and explore the art of deliberate mishaps? In this unique article, I’m going to guide you through what I call, The Art of Sabotage (Yes, this is the moment where they say the title of the movie in the scene).

So, buckle up as we delve into the unconventional methods that might just redefine the way you approach job interviews.

Rule 1. Winging It: Always Wing it!

  • Throw caution to the wind and abandon any semblance of research or preparation.
  • Who needs knowledge about the company or job specifics when you can rely on the magic of spontaneity?

Rule 2. Dress to Distress: Who’s there to impress anyways?

  • Make a bold fashion statement by arriving in your favourite pyjamas or perhaps an outfit straight from the annals of questionable fashion choices.

Rule 3. Be on Your Own Schedule: Time is just a construct anyways.

  • Punctuality? Overrated.
  • Embrace fashionably late arrivals and regale the interviewer with tales of imaginary traffic jams or extraterrestrial tardigrades.

Rule 4. Be Obnoxiously Overconfident: Worked for Kanye.

  • Radiate unwarranted confidence. Interrupt, dismiss questions casually, and let them know you’re there purely for the entertainment value.

Rule 5. Social Media Overdrive: Also worked for Kanye

  • Treat your potential employer to a curated collection of controversial content on your social media accounts.
  • Unleash unfiltered opinions and sprinkle in a diverse array of cat memes for good measure.

Rule 6. DO NOT Ask Any Questions: Vibes Are Enough

  • Showcase your disinterest by declining to ask any questions about the company or the role.
  • After all, who needs insights into corporate culture or future visions?

Rule 7. AVOID AVOID Technical Questions: Figure out the rest later!

  • If technical skills are on the agenda, rest assured you haven’t revisited them in years.
  • Navigate technical questions with a blend of vagueness and a touch of unfounded confidence.

Do all of these things and I can guarantee you will leave a long-lasting impression!


While this article humorously outlines the worst ways to approach a job interview, the reality is that a more conscientious approach, with a touch of preparation, can pave the way to a fulfilling and prosperous career.

Want some real advice?

  • You must always be true to yourself and let your personality show. Employers appreciate knowing who you are, not who you’re pretending to be.  
  • Take the opportunity to learn if this really is the role for you and equally, if you truly feel like the right fit for them.
  • Dress appropriately, your appearance shows how you want to be seen (ideally professional right?)

By sidestepping these pitfalls, you’ll find yourself on a smoother path to success, I can guarantee that.

Good luck and, I can’t stress this enough, arrive at least 10 minutes early – anything could happen and you may need extra time to even locate the correct building.