Tag: interview questions

Have you thought of responding to these Interview Questions?

You may have come across many writes on this subject. You might have attended few workshops on Successful Interview skills, etc.

What I am talking to you today, is bit different. This is not merely for succeeding in Interviews. It is more than that.

This is for success in your life, too.

“What are your hobbies?”. Usually asked this question in between other technical and work related questions.

Usually there is a pause of surprise and confusion not only on the interviewee’s face but also on co-interviewer’s faces.

There are reactions to this question.

Some people fumble and do not know what to answer. This was not in their FAQ list.

Some give a blank look and rattle several things – music, dance, soccer…

There is a third type who after the initial pause of surprise, suddenly seem excited.

There is a spark in their eyes. Then they talk about their hobbies…

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Odd interview questions

– genuinely clueless to the outright bizarre

Let me alert all job seekers: Asking the recruiter if they will go on a date with you is NOT an acceptable question to ask during an interview.

Yet according to a survey of 650 human resources managers by Office Team, a large number of job applicants can’t seem to draw the line between what is appropriate to ask – and what is downright weird.

The survey asked the respondents to list some of the most memorable questions ever posed by candidates and the responses ranged from the genuinely clueless to the outright bizarre.

I can accept these:

“Can I get every Tuesday off?”
“How much time do I have to put in?”

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