How Hard is a Job Interview?


Actual responses to CareerBuilder.com  job interview questions.  Picked some favorites:

Why did you leave your last job?

"I have a problem with authority." 

What kind of computer software have you used?

"Computers? Are those the black boxes that sit on the floor next to the desks? My boss has one of those. He uses it. I don't have one. He just gives me my schedule and I follow it." 

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?

"Cross dressing isn't a problem is it?" 

"If you were a fruit, what fruit would you be?" 

"What do you want me to do if I cannot walk to work if it's raining? Can you pick me up?" 

"Can we wrap this up fairly quickly? I have someplace I have to go." 

"How big do the bonuses really get once you make associate? I hear it's some serious cash."

"If I get an offer, how long do I have before I have to take the drug test?"

"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."

"So, how much do they pay you for doing these interviews?" 

Why are you leaving your current job?

"I was fired from my last job because they were forcing me to attend anger management classes."

Why do you want to work for us?

"Just for the benefits."

"I saw the job posted on Twitter and thought, why not?" 

What are your assets? (as in strengths)

"Well, I do own a bike." - Pam Venné, principal, The Venné Group

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." MY FAVORITE!

When can you start?

"I need to check with my mom on that one."

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