英国一毕业生面试时被要求跳舞

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英国一名大学毕业生最近去参加一家电子产品零售旗舰店的销售助理职位集体面试时,面试官没有让应聘者展示任何他们擅长或喜爱的技能或活动,而是要求他们现场跟着播放的歌曲跳舞。 A university graduate says he was left humiliated after being asked to dance to a Daft Punk song during a job interview at an electronics superstore. Alan Bacon, 21, thought working at Currys in Cardiff would be ideal given his love of cameras, and he spent a week preparing for the interview. But instead of showcasing his skills, he ended up doing robotic-style dancing "like a scene out of [BBC TV comedy] The Office". Currys has since apologised. It has also admitted that the dance segment of the interview had been a mistake and was not part of its official recruitment processes. Mr Bacon has been looking for work since gaining his deGREe in documentary, film and TV from the University of South Wales in July. He said he was finding the process "extremely hard" because so many people were job hunting. After finding out he had an interview for a sales assistant role at Currys Megastore in Newport Road, he was told he would have five minutes to talk to interviewers about his hobbies. So, armed with photographs to highlight his love of astronomy(天文学), he went to the group interview on Tuesday. But he said he was left "incredulous(怀疑的)" as the group was told it was being split into two, with each having to make up a dance. "I think everyone initially thought it was a joke," said Mr Bacon, whose ambition is to make science documentaries. "But they were serious. All professionalism went out of the window. I'd spent the past week researching the company and looking forward to being able to express myself and talk about what I love doing. "But I just felt so embarrassed and uncomfortable. I ended up dancing to Around the World by Daft Punk, doing rubbish robotics in my suit in front of a group of strangers. "I told my dad it was like a scene out of The Office. I would have walked out but I need a job. "Another middle aged guy looked really upset as he danced to a rap song. "I've been to quite a few job interviews and have never had to do anything like it before. To be honest, it was hard to be taken seriously after it." Mr Bacon, who had moved to Cardiff from Newport in the hope that it would help his job search, said he did not get the Currys job and is still looking for work. His experience has echoes of a scene in the recent BBC Three documentary The Call Centre, where new recruits at a telephone sales company in Swansea had to join in a mass singalong(歌咏会) to The Killers' Mr Brightside. A spokesman for Currys said it was inviting those involved in the dance process back for another interview. He said the dance had been part of team building exercises, although these were not part of its official recruitment process which would normally include a more formal interview. "ReGREttably, the store in question did not follow our official recruitment processes on this specific occasion," he said. Mr Bacon said he had politely declined the offer of another interview.

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