Amusing & True… Atypical Answers to Typical Interview Questions

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by Angela Loëb

For some Friday fun, I thought I would share some amusing and true answers that people have given in response to typical interview questions.  These, in particular, are taken from an article I saw awhile back on CareerBuilder.com, 43 Things Actually Said in Job Interviews.

Why are you looking for a job?
“My parents told me I need to get a job so that is why I’m here.”

Why do you want to work for us?
“I saw the job posted on Twitter and thought, why not?”

What are your weaknesses?
“I get angry easily and I went to jail for domestic violence. But I won’t get mad at you.”

When have you demonstrated leadership skills?
“Well my best example would be in the world of online video gaming. I pretty much run the show; it takes a lot to do that.”

Is there anything else I should know about you?
“You should probably know I mud wrestle on the weekends.”

Tell of a time you made a mistake and how you dealt with it
“I stole some equipment from my old job, and I had to pay for its replacement.”

Why should we hire you?
“I would be a great asset to the events team because I party all the time.”

Do you have any questions?
“Can I get a tour of the breast pumping room? I heard you have a great one here and while I don’t plan on having children for at least 10 or 12 years, I will definitely breast feed and would want to use that room.”

When can you start?
“I need to check with my mom on that one.”

Yowza!


Angela Loëb is an author, speaker, and owner of InSync Resources. She helps people make successful career transitions through online classes and personalized consulting sessions. For additional programs she co-produced with Jay Markunas, check out the free archives of The Job Search Boot Camp Show and online classes at www.greatoccupations.com.

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