Interview Questions and Bad Answers

Job seekers can say the darnest things.  In a day filled with job interviews for a single job vacancy, there is at least one candidate who is bound to say a really bad answer.

AOL recently compiled a list of "memorable" interview responses from top hiring managers and you would not believe what they have heard over the years of recruitment.  Here are the top ten job interview answers that we think will go down in history as the worst of the lot.

Number 10:  Having no idea about technology

What kind of computer software have you used?

"Computers? Are those the black boxes that sit on the floor next to the desks?  My boss has one of those.  He uses it.  I don’t have one.  He just gives me my schedule and I follow it."

Number 9:  Answers that do not give a positive sign

Tell us about a problem you had with a co-worker and how you resolved it.

"The resolution was we were both fired."

Number 8:  Answers that show no concern about the job

Why do you want to work for us?

"Just for the benefits."

Number 7:  Lack of preparation

Use three adjectives to describe yourself.

"I hate questions like this."

Number 6:  Answers that raise eyebrows

Do you have any questions?

"Cross dressing isn’t a problem, is it?"

Number 5:  Flirting during a job interview

What are your hobbies and interests?

"Well, as you can see, I’m a young, virile man and I’m single-if you ladies know what I’m saying.  I particularly like blondes."

Number 4:  Lack of interest to grow career wise

What are your weaknesses?

"I’m really not a big learner, you know.  Some people love learning and are always picking up new things, but that’s just not me.  I’d much rather work at a place where the job is pretty stagnant and doesn’t change a lot."

Number 3:  Signs of dependence to parents

Do you have any questions?

"Can my dad call you to talk about the job and the training program?  He is really upset I’m not going to medical school and wants someone to explain the Wall Street path to him."

Number 2:  Answers that would incriminate the candidate

Tell of a time you made a mistake and how you deal with it?

"I stole some equipment from my old job, and I had to pay for its replacement."

Number 1:  Too much information

Is there anything else I should know about you?

"You should probably know I mud wrestle on the weekends."

 
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