When searching for a job, you get enthusiastic when you got a call for an interview. Suddenly, you become anxious, and hundreds of questions come to your mind. Who shall interview me, how long would the interview take, and most importantly, what are the questions I would be asked.
In many interviews, interviewers are asked really stupid questions that probably don’t have anything to do with the type of job or its requirements. Some hiring managers ask trick questions in an attempt to be superior or make the candidate look inferior or unsettle him. While the majority of hiring managers address stupid questions for three main reasons: They are not skilled at interviewing and do not focus on what you are saying while being preoccupied with other tasks in hand. Too much pressure is placed on hiring managers to make the appropriate decision. The companies do not like to take chances; when hiring someone, they want to be absolutely certain that they chose the right candidate.
All of the above mentioned reasons are what make interviewers face stupid and tricky questions. Here are some really stupid questions addressed to candidates, they would make you have a good laughter…
1- Why do you want to work in this company? Because I need a job, this is why!
2- If you were a tree what kind of tree would you be? The one that would fall on you for asking such a stupid question!
3- What's your worst personality trait? Like I'm going to be honest...
4- Do you have transportation? No, I was born and raised here in your office…
5- What would you do if you found one of your clients dead? I don't know. Did I kill him or did someone else?
6- Where do you see yourself 5 years from now? In mirrors, the same way I've been seeing myself everyday so far.
7- If you were offered higher pay by our competing company would you take that job over this one? Let me think about this for a second…. of course I would!
8- You ONLY have 2 years of experience on the product? It's only been out 2.5 years!
9- I remember your boss. We took some courses together in the university. You don't mind if I call him and ask about you and your qualifications, do you? Not at all. (But please don't)
10- Why shall we hire you? So that I can steal your office equipment and break the office furniture
The Business Lobby team.