I heard back from a company today about a job I had applied for and I didn’t get it. It would have been a great opportunity for me to go back into the work world but it didn’t happen. So the search continues.
When I think back about the interview and the questions they asked me, it reminded me about an article I read about ridiculous job interview questions. Sometimes I even wonder how a person with a degree in HR could come up with questions like that. Throughout my career I’ve been to many interviews and there are a few questions that almost make me stand up and leave the room 😀 I have only had one interview where it was actually a productive meeting, rather than an exchange of cliche questions and answers. And I got the job by the way and LOVED working for that company… Anyway… back to the common and redundant job interview questions: Here are some:
1. Why do you want to work for this company?
“Hmmm well… you have a job opening that I’d like to apply for?”
I mean seriously… I know nothing about your company’s culture and I have no idea if this will be a good fit. Ask me again 6 months from now when I’ve already experienced your company. But right now all I know is… you have a job opening and I am looking for a job.
2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
“Working at your company? I think…?”
I mean where do you see your company in 5 years? I don’t know…
3. What is your dream job?
“The one I’m applying for?”
My dream job is to work for Expedia where I get to test world class resorts all over the planet and prepare detailed reports on them… and get paid for it. But for now, I’ll settle with the job you’re offering.
4. Why should we choose you among other candidates?
“I don’t know… I’ve never met them or looked at their resumes. So I have no idea what they are capable of.” Seriously what kind of a questions is that?!?!
Sometimes I think I should just start working on my idea to start my own business (along with knitting and Etsy of course).
Oh well… not much else to report today. 🙂 So here’s my menu:
- 2 cups of coffee with almond milk
- A bowl of trail mix
- Leftover veggies cooked with the portobello mushroom last night
- Prosciutto thin slices
- Humus (store bought)
- Beets salad (steamed beets with vinaigrette/olive oil dressing)
- 2 small pieces of roasted salmon
Now off to bed… zzzzzzzzz