Good interview questions

itcheh

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I have to conduct some interview this afternoon for some fairly general roles - does anyone have some tricky/brutal questions that I can try to catch them out with ?
 

Will

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Do you smoke cannabis?*

Just to see the look of panic on their faces.





*may get you sacked if reported
 

Darthshearer

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You know you shouldnt have asked that question in here :)

What about, would you sleeep with me for the job? (if you fancy it)
 

Will

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Serious questions...

Where do you see yourself in X years time?

What can you offer us that you think sets you apart from the other candidates?
 

Sar

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Why do you want to work here/do this job? etc
 

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Have you ever visited freddyshouse.com?

"Oh really? you post thats great whats your nick? Wow i know you!"
 

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Give me 5 adjectives that best describe your character.

What are your worst 3 traits?
 

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"What can you offer this business, that we don't have already?"

Nasty question. :flame:
 

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Will said:
Do you smoke cannabis?*

Just to see the look of panic on their faces.





*may get you sacked if reported
I got asked if I took any drugs at an interview I went to a couple of months back :)
 

Whipped

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The most horrible question. "What is your greatest achievement?"
 

Will

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Cdr said:
I got asked if I took any drugs at an interview I went to a couple of months back :)
Was that an interview for the armed forces, or something else? A few jobs need to know, as they test you. One of my mates is a train signal man, so they test him every few months.
 

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hehe yeah, it was for the RAF :)

He then asked me of what I thought of people who do take drugs.
 

Will

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Did you say you wanted to "bomb them all, the commie scum"?










;)
 

Cdr

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I gave a very diplomatic and PC answer :)
 

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Deadmanwalking said:
You just start getting all carried away and before you know it, you are at 50.

Heh, I remember I was asked that one for the first time some years ago...

I think I started to space out - trying hard to come up with something bad but not too bad (just like when you go to confess:p), whilst the unfriendly HR person kept staring at me... repeating the question two or three times.
"Uhm... my three worst traits?"
"Yes."
"Professionaly bad or social life bad?"
"Whichever you'd like to tell me."
"I don't really think that I have three traits so bad that they would disqualify me to work here."
"Hm, hm, hm."
*I really started to hate the guy...*
"Well, I'd say that there isn't anything so bad that it would affect my professional work here... I'd rather say that I might have some bad traits but constantly try to improve myself overall."

I thought that was a really smart way of putting it. I didn't get the job, though... The guy was just dicking me around.

I was twenty then. And even eight years later I do hate being asked that question... what do you answer to something like that?
"I like to drown little kittens but I don't think it would affect my work."??
 

tRoG

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I got asked that at the interview for the job I am now doing.

I think I said that I was, "An arrogant, eccentric, egotist." We both laughed a bit, and went on to the next question.

Screw the pussy footing, just talk straight, damn it :p
 

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tRoG said:
I got asked that at the interview for the job I am now doing.

I think I said that I was, "An arrogant, eccentric, egotist." We both laughed a bit, and went on to the next question.

Screw the pussy footing, just talk straight, damn it :p
I hate you. :eek:



































Ahhh... no, I don't. Come snuggle, tw0G. :fluffle:
 

sibanac

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For my last job i answerd
I smoke and I dont work without coffe

they guy said those where perfectly good triats for an admin
 

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"whats your high score on that f*cking penguin game ?"
 

tRoG

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xane said:
"whats your high score on that f*cking penguin game ?"
The normal version, or the "What the fuck happened to the laws of gravity?" version?
 

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"if i said you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?" :)


"how many hours a week do you spend watching porn when you actually should be working?"

"if yes is no, and no is yes, am i a bastard?"

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