The Most Terrifying Job Interview: Would You Do This to Your Job Candidates? [Prank Video]

September 4, 2013

LG Chile just launched this video featuring (supposedly) real job candidates walking into an interview. Just as the candidates start getting into their groove, they realize that the world is coming to an end.  In the window behind the hiring manager they can see a large comet crashing a few miles away and panic, screams, and attempts to run for their lives ensue. Thirty seconds later they realize they are still alive.

Luckily it turns out that LG was kidding around with their job candidates – the comet was just a video they were showing on one of their latest HD TVs. All this drama for the sake of demonstrating how vividly real the displays of their TVs are.

What do you think about this prank? Is this something you would try in your office to seek out the truly committed and fearless candidates? Is this a great way to showcase your brand and culture - or a silly ad gimmick? The video has accumulated over 1 million views on YouTube in only two days.

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