I have a job interview. I've collected the twelve most likely idiotic questions, so I can tick them off as they're asked.

Here they are in alphabetical order:
  • How would you feel about working with people who are younger and more ambitious than you?
  • Tell us about yourself/What kind of person are you?
  • What’s your (greatest) weakness/challenge?
  • What can you bring to the workplace?
  • What did you enjoy most about your last job/What do you hope to get out of this job?
  • What did you learn in your last job?
  • What is your (greatest) accomplishment?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • Why are you better than the other applicants?
  • Why do you want the job/to work for us?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • How much are you prepared to work for?
UPDATE: In the event, they asked none of these stupid questions. The questions of the British Civil Service are a different kind of stupid.
  • How can we guarantee that enquiries are responded to on time?
  • How can we maximise quality of work?
  • What makes a client satisfied?
...to which the correct answer to all three is: "It depends on the situation". Or more succinctly, "Oh piss off!".

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