STUPID interview questions, add yours here - page 5

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   ObamaRN08
    "When you have a party, do you clean before bed or in the morning?"

    Umm..that would depend on how much I had to drink.
  2. by   Ruby Vee
    i was asked "where do you see yourself in 20 years." dumb question. i'm 52 -- hopefully i'll be retired by then!
  3. by   Agnus
    Quote from Aprilhere
    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.
    "Excuse me I need some clarification before I can answer your question. How does this relate to the position I am applying for?"

    It is honest, straightforward, and respectful.
  4. by   freegirl
    During my summer internship interview two summers ago, the guy interviewing me was very nice, chatting and laughing, then out of the blue came "are you black or white?". Then he quickly said, "never mind, didn't mean to offend you, just wondering"
    I was shocked but didn't mind becos everyone almost asks me that question as they are unable to place me under any group.
    I did get the internship and still friendly with the guy
  5. by   TazziRN
    Not a question but an experience: when I was interviewing during my last month of nursing school, I went to an area hospital and spent MY interview listening to the recruiter talk about how badly she wanted one of my classmates!! When I finished with her I was supposed to go take a drug calc test. I didn't bother. When the receptionist asked me why I told her "I already know I'm not going to get the job, so I won't waste you time or mine."
  6. by   freegirl
    I was simply asked during an interview, "you sound good, but don't have the clinical background for the position you applied for, so convince me, why should I hire you?" My brain probably chose to take a nap at that exact moment cos I blurted out, " are you kidding, my house is just 5 mins away from the hospital!" At least, I recovered by saying that meant that I would never be late if hired . It's been two months and no reply so I guess I was promptly crossed me off the consideration list.
  7. by   rashan1053
    I was once asked by a doctor in an interview why I wasn't wearing make-up!!!!!!!!!
  8. by   SilverRain
    Quote from rashan1053
    I was once asked by a doctor in an interview why I wasn't wearing make-up!!!!!!!!!

    Um, what excactly was in job description? Maybe he was looking for a mistress. You, know, your "typical" kinda nurse.:icon_roll
  9. by   rashan1053
    Quote from SilverRain

    Um, what excactly was in job description? Maybe he was looking for a mistress. You, know, your "typical" kinda nurse.:icon_roll
    Never bothered to find out. Warning flags went up right away and ended the interview.
  10. by   prettylittlenurse2b
    "if you were an appliance what type of appliance would you be"
    "what is your worst quality"
    "have you ever stolen anything from previous employer"-if so would I tell you
  11. by   pattycakeRN
    Quote from prettylittlenurse2b
    "if you were an appliance what type of appliance would you be"
    "what is your worst quality"
    "have you ever stolen anything from previous employer"-if so would I tell you
    1-I would be a clothes washer because I like to agitate

    2-I tend to stab/slash when I'm angry

    3-Only their hearts
  12. by   JGM2008
    I always hate, "where you do see yourself in 5 years" .... dude im a new grad, i just want some coffee in 5 minutes:angryfire
  13. by   elizabells
    Quote from JGM2008
    I always hate, "where you do see yourself in 5 years" .... dude im a new grad, i just want some coffee in 5 minutes:angryfire
    Well, and what's the right answer? Do I tell them I plan to go back to school, and risk that they want someone who's going to stay through to the gold watch? Do I tell them "right here" and seem brownnosing?

    And I know I was the one who pointed out that they can't ask this question earlier, but really, I have a feeling if I ever get asked it during an interview for a job I actually WANT, I'm not going to tell them "you can't ask me that!"

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