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Hiring employees for a business can be an excellent way to provide sustenance for people while getting a useful service for yourself in return—that is, assuming the right candidates are the ones hired.

For every successful job applicant, there are probably several who did not get the job–and some for very good reasons. Let’s just say that not everyone to ever apply for a job was, shall we say, fully qualified. And in the age of the internet, it is easier than ever to get a more complete picture of what one will be getting from a candidate along with the details offered on the resume.

Here’s 42 examples of job applicants who, with a little help from the internet, turned out not to be anywhere near a perfect fit.


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42. Change the Combos On All Our Locks

I was interviewing a much older guy for a similar position of mine. Everything seemed okay, and he was our best candidate. Before moving forward, I did a quick google search to only find out that he was fired from his previous job because of stealing $5000 worth of computer equipment.
My director hired him anyway.

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