How not to interview according to TikTok

by May 24, 2021

Hi, my name’s Lily and I’m a TikTok addict.

The first step on the path to recovery is admitting you have a problem. I recently lost my phone and my second thought (straight after “whoever finds this phone will see the 12 million photos of my cat on my camera roll”) was “I won’t be able to watch TikTok tonight” – a truly devastating thing to imagine if, like me, TikTok is your main source of serotonin.

According to Oberlo, 90% of TikTok users access the app daily, with an average of 1 million videos watched per day last year. I love the app mostly because it reminds me that many experiences – the good, the bad, and the ugly – are pretty much universal. It makes me feel less alone to see others going through the same things as me, talking about them openly and humorously.

This is definitely the case with job interview horror stories. Everyone either has one or knows someone with a shocker. Here are the top things I learned not to do when going for a job interview according to TikTok.


Don’t oversell your weaknesses

Source: reubensolo


Don’t break your funny bone

Source: slimjadey


Don’t think too far ahead

Source: miriammullins_


Don’t be too honest

Source: blackleprechuan


Don’t over-commit

Source: themainahman


Featured image courtesy of Unsplash

Lily Cameron

Lily Cameron

Communications Assistant

Lily Cameron is a writer and editor based in Sydney. She is a UTS Communications (Creative Writing) graduate, and current Communications Assistant at UTS Careers. She is passionate about telling stories, both hers and others’, and the way digital and social media is changing the literary landscape. Her writing has appeared in Voiceworks, The Brag, and elsewhere.