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Old 04-11-2012, 06:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Long ago when I hired people I would ask "When was the last time you read your horoscope?". If the answer was anytime in the last year they were unlikely to be hired. Of course now I couldn't ask that because it would be a religious question for some.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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How would you clean out latrines that hadn't been done in 6 months?

Step 1 - find someone of a lower rank
Barring that, find some high explosive or get some napalm from your maintenance section.



Interesting article I read recently, too long to repost here: 30 Interview Questions You Can't Ask and 30 Sneaky, Legal Alternatives to Get the Same Info
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:39 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Yesterday I was asked what my high school was known for (completely irrelevant to the line of work, I suspect this was in part to gauge honesty and on the fly conversational skills).

I honestly replied - rednecks and lesbians, who surprisingly got along really well.

I was told it was the most entertaining interview he had ever been a part of, and that it was a really good interview.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I was asked to define a bunch of words, kind of caught me off guard.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:40 PM   #15 (permalink)
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"How do you feel about managing a code?"

It was a little strange since the facility I interviewed is not an acute care setting and uses only BLS and a call to EMS. Everywhere I had previously worked managing a code = ACLS.
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:08 AM   #16 (permalink)
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can't say it's a wierd question but I got an odd answer to loosen things up a bit in an interview.

Q: what would you say are some of youre weaknesses?
A: I drop things...

And they still hired me but I suspect it was the blank stare during the comment and the slight laugh afterwards.
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:02 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I ask the manhole cover question on most of the interviews I give (I am an IT Manager).

One that throws people and helps me judge their honesty is these 2 questions:
What are your strengths (Non-technical)?
quickly followed by:
What are your weaknesses (Non-technical)?

This helps me gauge if they are actually listening because often they will go into Strengths and Weaknesses related to IT (or Technical)
OR (and I love this one)
"I don't have any weaknesses" - Get out of my interview room now!
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:16 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Can't say I have had any off the wall questions in an interview, but during the one for my current position (there were four people interviewing me at the table together), some one passed some funky gas. I scrunched up my nose when ever they were not looking.

Also go the job because I had been to so many interviews and didn't really care anymore. Moral of the story, be relaxed.
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:32 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Can't say I have had any off the wall questions in an interview, but during the one for my current position (there were four people interviewing me at the table together), some one passed some funky gas. I scrunched up my nose when ever they were not looking.

Also go the job because I had been to so many interviews and didn't really care anymore. Moral of the story, be relaxed.
I went through the whole interview process for the FBI. After those interviews, nothing phases me anymore.
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