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Extreme job interviews

These CNNMoney.com readers have gone to great lengths to land a job - with mixed results.

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Accidental attendant
Accidental attendant
Name: Shai Littlejohn
Age: 35
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Position interviewing for: Event manager trainee

In the process of trying to find my "purpose in life" (because working 50 hour weeks as a lawyer isn't it), I replied to a job ad for an event manager trainee. It said "no experience necessary" and "wear a black suit." It did not even require a résumé! Intrigued and adventurous as I am, I arrived at 6 p.m. as scheduled. The interview lasted until 2 a.m.! As it turns out, I had to work the event to be offered the job! I had to plate food, design displays and wash dishes in the wee hours of the morning. I was so exhausted!

Afterward, the owner of the event space offered me the job. After thinking about it I called and declined. I did end up getting paid for that night though. Within a week or two they put a check in the mail.

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Last updated August 11 2009: 4:13 PM ET
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