Job Interview Questions

@pintac (165)
United States
November 1, 2006 1:37pm CST
What was the toughest job interview question you ever received? How did you respond? What is the toughest job interview question that you ask of candidates? What are the best, worst, or funniest responses?
4 responses
@disvachic (10121)
• United States
3 Nov 06
THE HARDEST QUESTION TO ME WOULD BE WHAT IS MY WEAKNESS. MY WEAKNESS WASNT JOB RELATED SO I FELT I DIDNT HAVE TO RESPOND SO I SAID I DIDNT HAVE ANY.
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@pintac (165)
• United States
3 Nov 06
Yeah, that's a tough one. It's like no matter how you answer it doesn't make you look good. And I hate when someone answers with "My weakness is that I'm a perfectionist. I tend to work too hard to try to get everything just right"--to me, that's translation for "I can't commit; so I get nothing done." Is there a good answer to this one?
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• United States
4 Nov 06
One my husband recieved was, "What have you done to help someone else in the last 2 weeks?" He is a minister, so this was a church interview. He was able to answer it. I think this is a WONDERFUL question when hiring at a church.
@pintac (165)
• United States
5 Nov 06
Seems like a wonderful question at any interview. It would show whether a candidate is a giving team player or just someone solely looking out for their own interests. Thanks for sharing this; I'm so out of it that it never occurred to me that people would be interviewed for positions at churches like at any other job. I just assumed that people get placed magically in churches.
• United States
3 Nov 06
I cannot really remember that far back, but I used to interview people for positions at this insurance agency and so many young hispanic girls would show up dressed for a night of dancing or their prom. They really need to teach them in high school about interviews and dressing professionally. I still think the blue suit, white blouse and pearls is the way to go for females.
@pintac (165)
• United States
3 Nov 06
So true. First impressions are very important.
@cebran14 (19)
• United States
2 Nov 06
The hardest question I find that I have been asked during a job interview was; Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I swear my eyes must glaze over, and I give the person asking the most blank stare. Not only for job interviews, but at school, from family, or just in casual small talk. That question really bothers me, because honestly I believe live on lifes terms. Not saying I have no control over my life, but there are things that will happen within the next ten years that will knock me off course, that will change me, that will make my predictions now false. They want a material answer, something solid and tangible. I hate generic responses like, "Well, I'd love to see myself married with children" or "Owning my own business and driving a BMW". Honestly, the only place I see myself in 10 years, I still wondering where I will be in another 10 years. God willing i'm still alive, i'd like to see myself happy, and enjoying life. There's that optimism again- sickening right?
@pintac (165)
• United States
3 Nov 06
No, no, we need all the optimism we can find. There are way too many jaded people around as it is--myself included, unfortunately. Maybe some of yours will rub off on me ;)