STUPID interview questions, add yours here - page 3

I have been on about six interviews this month, and I am appalled at the stupidity of this process. Does anyone at all think up original questions any more? My last interview consisted of a... Read More

  1. by   jevans
    fergus

    [QUOTE]Now you guys are scaring me!! I have an interview next week and now I need to decide what vegetable I want to be!


    The answer is to show that you are versatile my answer was onion reason- multilayered therefore multi-talented, multi-dimensional , onions work well with any recipe and of course onion adds a little spice


    Sleepyeyes
    "Look 'em dead in the eye and say, "Not what. Who. Who would I be?" then address the philodendron and ask, "Isn't that right, Baby?"



    :roll :roll :roll

    j
  2. by   hoolahan
    Fergus, not every interview is like that!! Just the ones I have been on lately!! Some doozey's. At least now you have have some answers prepared for the stupid stuff you've seen posted here. Imagine having no idea you'd be asked which veggie you are. Now think how cool you will look when you can say, "Oh most definitely an Onion...I am multi-layered and work well with everything."

    GOOD answer J!!!!!!! I'm gonna use that if I get asked that question again.

    Is it ever OK to bend the truth? Oh man, talk about a trap question!!!!!
  3. by   jevans
    Hoolahan

    To that [QUOTE]Is it ever OK to bend the truth? Oh man, talk about a trap question!!!!!

    Depends on the situation!!!!!!!!!! If a patient asked me if I am going to die and could not give me the right cues that they truely wanted to know then I would say Yes I would bend the truth

    BUT for everything else my answer would be NO NOT ON YOUR LIFE OR MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This would hopeful show interviewers strength of character and commitment to patients

    j
  4. by   hapeewendy
    hahah as for the whole "is it ever okay to bend the truth?" question I would not have been able to restrain myself from saying something like "only during a job interview when you really want the job" and then wink or something
    hahahaha god how do you win with answering that question?
    you say its never okay to bend the truth and there you are lying right to them , you say it is okay to bend the truth and they wont believe a word you say from that moment on , what a pickle!
    kinda like when someone asks you if youre attractive ...

    you say no and you have no self esteem , you say yes and youre conceited .....
    conundrum city haha
  5. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by hapeewendy
    hahah as for the whole "is it ever okay to bend the truth?" question I would not have been able to restrain myself from saying something like "only during a job interview when you really want the job" and then wink or something
    See, now, I would think that was hilarious if a candidate said that to me, but then, like I said, I wouldn't be asking that question in the first place!

    You guys are giving me some great ideas on how to mess with applicants! (scribbling notes: "what...kind...of...vegetable...")

    Just kidding.
  6. by   jevans
    I am sat here laughing cos I too interview for qualified and unqualified nurses

    I personally would not dream to ask what type of vegetable

    But some co-interviewers say I am tough

    I only ask pertanent questions mainly to find out how commited people are to the profession. I only want nurses who are prepared to give their best to provide quality care any thing else is not good enough

    I always ask candidates about the latest professional article they have read and how it has changed their practice

    and another is

    what code of the professional conduct do you relate more to and why [this is a good one as it can demostrate quite a lot about personal and professional commitment]
    j
  7. by   schoolnurse09
    I have a job that I can tolerate, but wanted to know what else was out there, so applied for a similar job. My entire interview was like a psychological assessment / personality test. I got flustered, and then was not able to take the interview seriously. I am sure they didn't like my joking attitude. After that uncomfortable experience, I decided that I liked my job was even better than before. Oh, and I didn't get offered the job... Just remembering that interview keeps me from wanting to change jobs.
    Last edit by schoolnurse09 on Mar 11, '08
  8. by   TheCommuter
    "Why are you dressed so nicely for this interview?"
  9. by   IMustBeCrazy
    Quote from TheCommuter
    "Why are you dressed so nicely for this interview?"
    "Because my tube top and daisy dukes are in the wash?"
  10. by   EmmaG
    Quote from Sleepyeyes
    Look 'em dead in the eye and say, "Not what. Who. Who would I be?" then address the philodendron and ask, "Isn't that right, Baby?"
  11. by   New2ER
    Quote from Pretzlgl
    How about this one, "Have you wanted to be a nurse ever since you were a little girl?" No lie. And then a lot more like the ones you got. Verrry frustrating...

    No sir/ma'am, I originally went to engineering school but realized 2 years into it that girls shouldn't be doing that kind of work! *giggle* *giggle*

    Would that be an appropriate response to that question.

    (I actually did complete two years of engineering school BTW).
  12. by   New2ER
    Quote from NurseWeasel

    Also don't be afraid to decline the job if they hassle you too much. Lots of times the interview DOES provide insight into the general atmosphere of the facility or management style. Ewww.

    I was recently searching for a job long distance and had set up an interview with a company. I gave them the day and they picked the time. I sat with both phones (home and cell) for 2 hours and never received a call.

    The following day I received voicemail saying that they had called but that my phone was busy. The obviously had my number and neither of my phones rang or had voicemail. Oh well, I figured I didn't want to work for that company after that.
  13. by   AprilRNhere
    An interview I had set up a phone interview..not one job related question..all personality type questions..45 minutes of things like..

    "Are you addicted to happiness?"

    "Who do you like more, your mother or your father?"

    "Are you a habitual smiler?"

    "When you have a party, do you clean before bed or in the morning?"

    "Have you ever paid a bill late?"

    I wasn't offered a job...or even a second interview.

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