Wednesday, 29 February 2012


One way in which I like to do my bit is to help out at the local school with the 'mock' interviews. These are to help kids who will soon be leaving school to enter the world of work and to provide some practice to prepare them for their first job interview.

The interviewees have to fill out a mock application form giving details of their hobbies, interests, skills, exam successes, sporting prowess and so on. Along with fifty or so other people, I then ask them a few questions, hopefully putting them at ease, after which I give them some verbal and written feedback on how well they did - always finishing with a postitive of course.

With the mock interviews being imminent, I was minded to find out some of the worst questions which adults have been asked at interview. Here are a few examples which were actually asked in interviews, some by big-name companies - how would you answer them?

If you were a carousel, what type of music would you play?

If you were a vegetable, what would you be?

Why do you think manhole covers are round?

If you were a brick in a wall which brick would you be and why?

What kind of animal are you most like?

Needless to say, I shan't be asking any of these questions.

1 comment:

  1. After questions like that I would have to take a self-improvement course LOL