Back in February 2015, I went through some of the silliest telephone interview answers we’d ever heard.
Well this week, in time-honoured fashion, here are the 10 silliest face-to-face interview answers we’ve ever come across (with a bonus one chucked in because it’s a Friday!):
Q1: Tell us about a problem you had with a fellow member of staff and how it was resolved.
A. “The problem was that we hated each other and the resolution was violence resulting us both being sacked.”
Q2: Tell me of a time you made a mistake and how you dealt with it.
A. “I stole some equipment from my old job, and I had to pay for it to be replaced.”
Q3: When have you demonstrated leadership skills?
A. “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.”
Q4: Why did you leave your last job?
A. “I have a problem with authority.”
Q5: Can you tell me about a weakness you have?
A. “I often have trouble oversleeping and getting out of bed in the morning”
Q6: What are your hobbies and interests?
A. [He said] “Well, as you can see, I’m a young, virile man and I’m single – if you ladies know what I’m saying.”
Then he looked at one of the fair-haired board members and said, “I particularly like blondes.”
Q7: What do you know about us?
A. “Not much, why don’t you fill me in?”
Q8: Describe yourself in three words:
A. “Tall, dark and handsome.”
Q9: Have you got any further questions?
A1. “Can you book me a taxi?”
A2. “If I get a job offer, how long do I have before I have to take the drug test?”
Q10. Why did you leave your previous job?
A. “I had to work too many hours.”
Q. Can you elaborate?
A. “Sure, I had to be there from 9 in the morning until 5 in the evening, EVERY weekday!”
Bonus Q. [When interviewing for a sales position] Is there anything else you’d like to add?
A. “I’ll have to be honest here and say that there will be times when I’ll take my wife to dinner on the company credit card.”
There’s not much to say about those!
Other than, if you get an interview, plan ahead and think carefully about your answers before you say something you might truly regret.