Hardest or craziest interview questions you've ever been asked - page 3

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What's are the worst, or the craziest, interview questions you've ever been asked? For me, I worked at a bookstore for awhile. Lowest paying job I've ever had, but the hardest interview ever. The questions they asked all... Read More


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    Quote from missellamae

    Omg what did you say?? Do they just not have any idea what they're gonna ask so the first thing that pops up is what comes out of their mouth? Lol wow I've never been asked a question like that...geez
    No way, she knew exactly what she was asking. It was basically a test to see if I was anything like the last person who apparently knew someone was quitting and didn't say a word.
    She also asked me if I would tell her if I caught someone had mouthing her. And if I used spell check (which seems not so weird, but that's something that you could WAY over think when every question is loaded.)
    It was absolutely 45 minutes of hell. And this was at the #1 cancer hospital in the entire country!
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    So I got the where will you be in 5 years question, tell me about yourself and why are you here, what led you to nursing, describe a situation where someone asked you to do something dishonest and how did you handle it (still hate that question), how would you respond to a situation where patient safety is compromised, how do I feel about working all hours of the days, nights, weekends and holidays..... I know there were more than that but holy bottle rockets I was scared out of my mind and all I've done since leaving is over analyze every word I said. I could hear back as soon as today, or as late as the end of the week. Out of 50 applicants, there were 8 interviews today.

    I'm getting a margarita. And cheesecake. Lots and lots of cheesecake.
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    Woohoo! Good luck!
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    Quote from Reigen
    The oddest: How many quarters would it take to go from the street to the top of our hospital?

    My answer: It would depend on how the quarters were placed, either stacked or placed one on top of the next one...then would you need to multiply the thickness of the quarter by the height of the building.
    My college provided access to an interview prep site that said questions like those aren't about whether your answer is accurate, they're designed to show the interviewer how you think. If you come up with a viable way to calculate the answer, you supposedly look good. I think it's crazy.
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    'Tell me about a mistake you've done during clinicals'
    This really surprised me so I took a moment to think.

    Another thing the UD told me was, 'This is very competitive, did you apply to other hospitals?

    I was honest and said that I did and that I applied everywhere, but would really be honored and excited if I was given the opportunity to work at their hospital.

    I thought for sure that was a bad sign. But, I got the job!
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    Quote from missellamae
    Why would they ask what your parents think? That's weird.
    Maybe they wondered if they'd ever have to pay you for bereavement leave for your parents.
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    Quote from Stephalump
    No way, she knew exactly what she was asking. It was basically a test to see if I was anything like the last person who apparently knew someone was quitting and didn't say a word.
    She also asked me if I would tell her if I caught someone had mouthing her. And if I used spell check (which seems not so weird, but that's something that you could WAY over think when every question is loaded.)
    It was absolutely 45 minutes of hell. And this was at the #1 cancer hospital in the entire country!
    It sure would be nice if you told us what the "right" answers were. What was this boobie hatch thinking? Did she want to know if she was being badmouthed? Did she want you to use spellcheck? Help us out here, please.


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