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Old 09-08-2018, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Southeast Texas
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Gotta love job interviews.....

What are some of your craziest interview questions? Here are some of mine. I've been asked every one of these questions at one time or another. Yes, I know that some of them are illegal.

How old are you?
Who will take care of your kids while you're at work?
How does your husband feel about you working?
Is your husband going to babysit for you while you're working?
Are you pregnant?
How do you make an ice cream sundae? (this wasn't for my job at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour but it was because of that job I was able to answer right away without stumbling)
Tell me about yourself...
Why should/would we hire you? (I've been asked both)
What is your greatest weakness?
Tell me about a time you failed miserably and what did you learn from it?
Are you from here?
Why did you move to Texas?
Where are you from?
What kind of a name is "____my last name___?"
How honest are you? (Like seriously... no way to answer that one!)
What do you remember from your _______ class? (that I passed it!)
What can you tell me about our company?
Why have you had so many different career paths?
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Old 09-08-2018, 02:49 PM
 
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Have You Ever Walked Out of An Interview? Please Share Your Story!
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Old 09-08-2018, 04:43 PM
 
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How would you respond if you were told to do something that you did not agree with?
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Old 09-09-2018, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Planet Telex
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What are some of your craziest interview questions?
"If you could sing any song on American Idol, which one would it be?"
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Old 09-09-2018, 08:11 PM
 
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Sorry, but none of those questions are illegal. Some of them are not wise, but they are not "illegal. "

I know a lady who was asked by the interviewer what she would do if if the interviewer gave her an elephant.
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Old 09-09-2018, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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Are you at least 16 years of age? And I'm a senior citizen........
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:33 AM
 
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(Twenty something interviewer) Where do you want to be in five years

(60 year old me). RETIRED!

By the time he pull out this tired question I already knew that the job was not for me. Worst interview ever.
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Old 09-10-2018, 09:22 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Originally Posted by pnc66 View Post
Gotta love job interviews.....

What are some of your craziest interview questions? Here are some of mine. I've been asked every one of these questions at one time or another. Yes, I know that some of them are illegal.

How old are you?
Who will take care of your kids while you're at work?
How does your husband feel about you working?
Is your husband going to babysit for you while you're working?
Are you pregnant?
How do you make an ice cream sundae? (this wasn't for my job at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour but it was because of that job I was able to answer right away without stumbling)
Tell me about yourself...
Why should/would we hire you? (I've been asked both)
What is your greatest weakness?
Tell me about a time you failed miserably and what did you learn from it?
Are you from here?
Why did you move to Texas?
Where are you from?
What kind of a name is "____my last name___?"
How honest are you? (Like seriously... no way to answer that one!)
What do you remember from your _______ class? (that I passed it!)
What can you tell me about our company?
Why have you had so many different career paths?
Not all of those are "crazy", in fact several (in red) are fairly standard questions, perhaps just worded differently.
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Old 09-10-2018, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Southeast Texas
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I think I've been living under a rock. I've only run into the questions in red a couple of times, and they were the 1st couple of questions asked and before we even sat down in one case.

I'm pretty sure the interviewers who asked how my husband felt about me working and about the child care arrangements, did NOT ask the male applicants the same questions ("How does your wife feel about you working?" "Is your wife going to babysit for you while you're working?").

I think the ice cream sundae question was meant to see how I think on my feet when thrown something out of left field or how much of a detailed-oriented answer I would give.
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Old 09-10-2018, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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(Twenty something interviewer) Where do you want to be in five years

(60 year old me). RETIRED!

By the time he pull out this tired question I already knew that the job was not for me. Worst interview ever.
I got that question in a phone interview. The young interviewer didn't have anything to say when I told her that I was on SS retirement, and looking for part-time work.
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