Currys job hunter had to do robot dance at interview
NEXT time you go for a job interview - you might want to make sure your robot dance is top notch.
At least that’s what Alan Bacon reportedly had to do when he went for a job at Currys in Cardiff.
Beforehand, he had done everything you would expect of someone hoping to win employment.
He brushed up on his CV, dressed smartly and did his homework on the company.
But when he turned up at the recruitment day on Tuesday – he found himself throwing shapes in front of a group of strangers.
Currys has since apologised and offered all the candidates a second interview
But Alan said he would not be going.
He is reported as saying: “I spent the whole week researching the company, reading about the new things they were selling - I would like to work with cameras and I was keen to get the job.
“They told us there would be five minutes to talk about our hobbies, and I like astronomy so I had spent some money printing off some pictures I had taken through my telescope.”
But in scenes reminiscent of BBC sitcom The Office, the interview became a more energetic affair.
“There were nine other people at the day and after short introductions we were shown a clip of two people dancing, and they said ‘guess what we’re going to ask you to do’ - the guy next to me asked if it was joke, and we all thought it must be.”
Keen to get the job, Alan found himself “doing rubbish robotics” in the style of David Brent to Daft Punk’s Around the World.
“There was an older gentleman there who was telling us just before the interview that he was made redundant from his last job and had recently had a child so he was pretty desperate for this job and watching him having to dance to rap music …”
Alan, who has applied for scores of jobs since he got his degree in documentary, film and TV from the University of South Wales in July, said the experience made it hard for him to perform at his best during the rest of the interview.
In a statement Currys said it was disappointed that one of the management team at the store in question had not followed its official recruitment processes.
“We are investigating the store member who held the recruitment session. We are extremely sorry to those interviewees impacted; all are being asked to attend another interview where they will be given a proper opportunity to demonstrate how they can contribute to our business.”