March 15, 2011 by Charlie Walker
Posted in: communication, In this week's e-newsletter - Sales & Marketing, Latest News & Views - Sales & Marketing, sales management
You’ve no doubt heard your share of odd moments culled from job interviews with potential employees. And as the job market begins to loosen again, it’s fun to take a look at the strangest experiences people have had of late.
Head-scratching statements come from both sides of the fence. Some might probe for deeper meaning; others seem to be shallow and even silly.
Here are six questions people were asked during interviews:
- If the department had a potluck, what would you bring?
- If you were a professional wrestler, what would your name be?
- One person was asked what his grade point average was in college. Sitting in front of the interviewer was the man’s resume, which showed the candidate had a BS, MS, and Ph.D., and had spent more than two years as a post-doctoral scholar in a government research lab. And he asked, “What’s your GPA?”!
- Are you going to stay here, or are you just practicing for your next job? (Actually might be a fair question in a climate where some people are grabbing jobs until the one they really want comes along.)
- Which Winnie the Pooh character do you relate to most — and why?
- If we asked you to wear a bumblebee costume and walk around and hand out candy to employees, would you do it?
The questions were adapted from The Work Buzz, CareerBuilder.com’s blog for job seekers.
Try to beat these by sharing your most amusing experience in the Comments Box below.