Are there Job Interview questions that have no meanings, but we still continue to ask? I wonder about the consequences if we could give the real answers that come to our mind than what they want to hear! Just Imagine if we answered with the following answers in the interview
1. What do your parents do?
A: You want to hire them or me?
2. Are you married?
A. Are you running a marriage bureau?
3. How many children do you have?
4. Does your spouse work, and where?
A: Will I get a higher salary if s/he is not working?
5. Any particular reason only your team was laid off?
A: I am also trying to figure that out, dude!🤨
6. If you are so career-oriented, why are you on a break for six months?
A: There is something called ‘life’ that I had to attend to so that I can be my best in my new job
7. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
A: When will you guys grow up? Can’t read up some new questions?
8. Why should we hire you?
A: If you don’t know, then why am I here?
9. What're your hobbies?
A. Attending job interview
10. Where is your home town?
A: Wherever I get my next job
11. Where do you intend to be 5 years from now?
A: if I get this job I want to fire you one day so that 5 years from now I would be in your seat and asking more intelligent questions.
12. You are returning to work after 5 years. After this long maternity break, will you be able to cope with the work pressure?
A: Have you delivered 2 babies, managed them, the spouses, parents, and In-Laws?🤫
13: Now that you have taken a break and returning to work, you will have to start at the same salary where you left as that's the last work experience you have
A: Would you have offered the same if it's you or your spouse or sibling?
Some of these questions have very little relevance to the job that is being offered & they continue to have an impact on the selection process!
I am as guilty as many of you on this front.
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