Twitter went into meltdown after a cruise ship candidate failed to point out where Australia was on a map during her interview.
Channel 4 series The Job Interview has provided us with plenty of epic fails, and episode five of the series was no different.
Applying for the role as a sales consultant with Cruise Nation, you’d expect the candidates to have a reasonable knowledge of geography.
— Sam Epps (@SamEpps18) March 22, 2018
— Gemma Cawdeary (@Gemma_Cawdeary) March 20, 2018
Watching #thejobinterview … the girl didn’t know where Australia was on the map!! 😅🤣🤦🏻♀️
— Kay (@Pretty_Kreety) March 15, 2018
Cruise Nation founder and owner Phil Evans started the interview with his Swansea-based company by scrutinising candidates Katie, Helen and Steve one-by-one.
Task 1: Research
While former admin assistant Helen and award-winning car insurance salesman Steve almost drifted into bragging territory with their historical knowledge of the Cruise Nation company, the same couldn’t be said for Katie.
The youngest of the three candidates replied: “I’m going to be honest, not a lot” when asked about her knowledge of the company.
Twitter could only laugh out loud at her following piece to camera.
Yeah Katie, preparation for an interview at a travel company is definitely getting your hair and makeup on point… How about finding out where Australia is 🙄😂 #thejobinterview
— Elena Finch (@elena_finchx) March 15, 2018
Zero knowledge or research, but at least Katie looked good.
Task 2: General Knowledge
The following task called upon the candidates GCSE geography skills, as Phil asked each of them to pin a cruise ship to a select few destinations.
Barcelona, for instance.
A piece of cake for big Steve.
Then came Helen.
Ah, so that’s almost in the middle of Africa. Not sure how many cruises ships can actually get to one of the most centralised points of Africa.
Things got worse for Katie as Buenos Aires, home of the Argentina Tango, cropped up.
Again, apparently in Africa. And even more central.
The final straw came when Katie attempted to go Down Under.
Go on Katie, think really far to the right.
It’s a flat map, so there isn’t even the confusion of a spinning globe.
Ah. You’ve slotted Australia into South America, next to Chile and Brazil.
This woman on #thejobinterview thinks Barcelona is in Africa along with Argentina. She thinks Alaska is in Antarctica and Australia is in Chile. 😂
— Richard Armstrong (@habbyhatter) March 17, 2018
Everywhere is in Africa according to this girl in yellow #TheJobInterview
— Rob Gilbert-Warsop (@robpw2) March 15, 2018
A cruise ship visits central Africa#TheJobInterview
— Roisin S (@doggate) March 15, 2018
Katie bowed out at this stage although Twitter loved her enthusiasm, especially following her hilarious piece to camera that ended her time on the episode.
This one of many things that went wrong for Katie.
One of many…